Pelosi: Universal Daycare Would be a Great Addition to Obamacare

If you think Obamcare’s been great so far, just think how much better it would be if only we had universal daycare attached to it. That’s exactly what Pelosi is pushing for. She wants to add universal childcare as a component to the oh-so-successful Obamacare program. Perhaps we could call it Pelosicare. The Hill reported:

Pelosi and other Democrats have emerged from the shutdown fight with new confidence, and she vowed her party would “of course” pick up seats next year. It is the first time Pelosi has guaranteed that Democrats will cut into the GOP’s majority.

Atop her priority list as Speaker, she said, would be “comprehensive affordable, quality childcare” for working mothers, which she sees as a natural extension of ObamaCare.

“That would have the biggest impact on women, families and … job creation,” Pelosi said. “That was on President Nixon’s desk … in the ’70s, and he vetoed it for cultural or whatever reasons. And now we have to do that again.”… Of a federal childcare law, she said: “This is the missing link in so many things that we’ve talked about. It is not exhaustive of all the things we want to do or have done with regard to women, but I do think it would unleash the power of women.”

“Unleash the power of women.” Sounds scary.

Just what we need. Another disaster on top of an already existing one. Is this “comprehensive, affordable quality childcare” component going to have its own website too?  Maybe they can link to it on the healthcare.gov website.

She’s promising “affordable” and “quality” childcare. But didn’t Obama promise those things about healthcare? And what did we get? A bunch of exorbitant rate increases, less coverage, and millions of insured being dropped.

And how is she proposing we pay for this whole new “free” program? If it’s the same program that Obama was pushing a few months ago, it’ll be paid for by smokers through a hefty increase in the tobacco tax. If that’s all they’ve got, it’ll run itself out of money.

You’ve got to start the government education young. Remember, as Melissa Harris-Perry said, our kids don’t actually belong to us. They belong to the “community.” It takes a village to raise a child.

And since the economy’s so bad right now that often both parents have to have jobs, who is left to take care of the kids? The government helped create this economic mess, and now it offers its “solution,” which doesn’t involve in any way fixing the economy, but only involves a taxpayer-funded nanny to take care of the kids.