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  • Hold On To Your Wallets: Barry Pushes ‘Universal Daycare’

    Barry’s State of the Union address was so disconnected from reality that even MSNBC (!) ripped him over it. The reliably liberal network took issue with the “rosy” foreign policy portrait he painted to the nation.

    But why stop there?

    Obama also used his time to push for “universal childcare,” which would be funded by taxpayers, naturally.  A tax on “accumulated wealth,” the hackneyed description of how he’d pay for it went.

    And as with any policy proposal at these nationwide speeches, Obama used one of his honored guests to drive the point home.

    Except that the personal story of the guest he highlighted was that she and her husband could not afford to take a vacation or buy a new car because, in part, their childcare costs were too high and thus the need for a new government program to alleviate the burden.

    Seriously.

    Seven years ago, Rebekah and Ben Erler of Minneapolis were newlyweds. She waited tables. He worked construction. Their first child, Jack, was on the way.

    They were young and in love in America, and it doesn’t get much better than that.

    BHO went on to describe the financial hardship that the Erlers would face, as so many Americans have (and still are) over the last six years.

    “Families like Rebekah’s still need our help,” he continued.

    She and Ben are working as hard as ever, but have to forego vacations and a new car so they can pay off student loans and save for retirement. Basic childcare for Jack and Henry costs more than their mortgage, and almost as much as a year at the University of Minnesota. (Emphasis added.)

    He then called universal daycare an “economic necessity” and argued that his “plan” would provide “affordable, high-quality childcare.”

    “Rebekah isn’t asking for a handout, but she is asking that we look for more ways to help families get ahead.”

    Actually, Mr. President, if “Rebekah” is asking the American people to absorb the costs of her childcare in order that she can pay off student loans quicker, go on vacation more frequently, have additional pizza nights with the family, or whatever — yes, that is the textbook definition of a “handout.”

    Oh, and “Rebekah” was previously a campaign operative for Washington State Democratic Senator Patty Murray.

    Can you say “political prop”?


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