Obama-linked Think Tank Proposes Universal Preschool, Expanded Child-care Subsidies
With the federal government already running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion, a liberal think tank is calling on Uncle Sam to spend hundreds of billions more on â€śuniversal preschoolâ€ť and child care â€” a proposal that could well make its way into President Barack Obamaâ€™s impending State of the Union address.
The Center for American Progress (CAP), which the Associated Press describes as â€śan influential partner for the White House in fleshing out its policies,â€ť released its proposal on February 7. The plan calls for Washington to spend almost $200 billion over the next 10 years, followed by nearly $25 billion each year thereafter, to â€śmake high-quality preschool universally accessible to all 3- and 4-year-old childrenâ€ť and to â€śenable more lower-income families to afford child care for children ages 0-3 years old.â€ť
I don't think this will get very far, considering First the Fiscal Cliff now the Sequester. So, I suppose there's enough room in each chamber of Congress, for the GOP and Demos go over to their respective corners and pout, before they come out swinging?