Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his plan for “free childcare” for every resident of the United States this week; confirming the proposal would cost upwards of $1.5 trillion over the next decade.
“Sanders and his campaign say the plan offers free, full-day child care for every child from infancy through age 3, and free pre-kindergarten education for every child in the country, starting at age 3. Much like his ‘Medicare for All’ pledge, Sanders’ idea features an eyebrow-raising price tag: $1.5 trillion spent during the next decade,” reports Politico.
“Childcare must be guaranteed for every child regardless of their parents’ income, just like K-12 education,” Sanders said in a statement. “We know that the first four years of a child’s life are the most important years of human development, so it is unconscionable that in the wealthiest country in the world, we do not properly invest in early childhood education.”
“As president, we will guarantee free, universal childcare and pre-kindergarten to every child in America to help level the playing field, create new and good jobs, and enable parents [to] more easily balance the demands of work and home,” Sanders said.
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