Fed babysitter? Pelosi wants to ‘do for child care what we did for health’
(Devonia Smith) According to Politix’s Michael Brendan Dougherty’s most recent article, November 19, 2011, former Speaker of the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is rallying voters on the campaign trail with a long term goal — “A Federal Babysitting Service.”
Doughtery concluded, that, since Pelosi says that Federal child care is the “missing link” to “unleashing women” and her district has the highest percentage of dog owners in the nation, perhaps “she can work on “unleashing” dog-owners on the economy” next.
Pelosi said , “We should do for child-care what we did for health,” leading many political pundits to assume that the the Obama-sponsored health care reform, which must now be proven to be constitutional at the highest level — the Supreme Court — would be the model for Pelosi’s vision of federal child-care.
Reaction has been widely negative among conservatives, and Craig Bannister of CNSnews, observes that to him, it “sounds ominous.” because “If Obamacare actually is its role model, then ObamaChildcare threatens to inflict on Americans:”
- A childcare mandate requiring all parents to buy childcare for their children and enter the workplace
- A national electronic database of all parents and their parenting habits, ostensibly to determine and enforce the use of “best practices” for raising children
- Forcing all private-sector child care professionals out of business, creating a single-caregiver government monopoly subjecting impressionable young children to government indoctrination in everything from climate change to illegal immigration and abortion.
An interesting 2010, state by state, study on childcare costs indicates that Pelosi’s California is one of the most expensive states to obtain child care, with care for a baby averaging $10K a year, and average child care across the country “$972 a month”. No doubt Pelosi is well aware of those figures, knows and understands exactly how to rally her base for her short term goal — winning the next election and taking back the gavel as House Speaker in Elections 2012. And that long term goal — national babysitting? Well, she can try.
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