The Folly of Biden’s Child-Care Plan

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Subsidizing day-care centers to the exclusion of all other caregiving arrangements ignores the wishes of most parents and could cost many nannies their jobs.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ost Americans would agree: Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our children, especially during their first, most vulnerable years of life. On how best to ensure their safety and well-being, however, we vastly disagree.

That disagreement is understandable, because no two families are alike. But don’t tell that to President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats, whose child-care plan embraces a misguided one-size-fits-all approach.

After approving a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, Congress is now moving full steam ahead with Biden’s nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better plan. Among the plan’s proposals is a costly new program that would use

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Kelsey Bolar is a senior policy analyst at Independent Women’s Forum. She is also an editor of BRIGHT, a morning newsletter for women, by women, a contributor to The Federalist, and a senior fellow at The Steamboat Institute.

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