State Herds More Kids into Daycare, Women into Workforce
The Demo-zette is reporting that "administrators" (I wonder how they can do this themselves) have raised the wage level at which a family of four can get subsidized day-care from $29,000 to $41,100.
The government is taking tax money from families who think young children should be raised by their own relatives in their own home and giving it to families who think it is ok for young children to be raised by strangers in government approved institutions. It is madness to think that a stranger making eight dollars an hour will care for and nuture children with the same quality as a typical parent, but the government has a good reason for doing this- it's own interests.
You see the government is "running itself like a business", and like most businesses wants to make itself as big as possible and gather in as much money as possible. Shame on those women who stay home and raise their own kids when they could be out generating tax-revenue for the government! The government could do such great things with that money- like hire someone to look after their kids! The government wins on both ends. The get more revenue and they get to "grow their market" at the same time.
Who loses? Families that choose to raise their own children in their own home lose because the government has taken sides against them. They take money from them in order to give it to families that will pursue a lifestyle that maximizes government revenue and control. But of course the biggest loser is the children themselves. No one knows the long term effects of snatching young children from families on a massive scale and having them raised by strangers in a government-approved institutions. Maybe they will build the "New Socialist Man- Global Citizen", but if the government does this like they do most things it is more likley they will just screw up a lot of kids.