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Alex Wong / Getty ImagesMassachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, currently running third in the crowded Democratic presidential field, formally introduced a bill aimed at providing free or low-cost child care to working Americans. Warren is pictured here at the the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People's Campaign on Monday at Trinity Washington University in Washington.(Alex Wong / Getty Images)
Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts on Tuesday formally introduced her $70 billion-a-year proposal to provide child care that would be free for many Americans.
“As the wealthiest country in the world, access to affordable and high-quality child care and early education should be a right for all families rather than a privilege for only the rich,” Warren said in a statement.
Warren’s Universal Child Care and Early Learning Act, originally unveiled in February, would provide free child care and early education to families living below the 200 percent poverty threshold.
For 2019, under federal poverty guidelines, a single mother with one child would need to earn less than $33,820 to qualify for free care.
Warren intends to pay for her high-cost education proposals — which she estimates will cost $1.25 billion over the next decade — as well as a recent child care overhaul through the “ultramillionaire tax” she proposed https://t.co/Ovd86YY3Mu
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What gets misunderstood about Elizabeth Warren is she hasn’t “come up with” good policies, she’s come up with bad policies and bad ways of watering down good policies (means testing student debt cancellation, subsidies for a regulated, private and means tested child care system)
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RT @Misseverobinson: Take note that it was Phyllis Schlafly ("Mrs. America') and Pat Buchanan who led the fight against Universal Child Car…
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RT @GBBranstetter: An important read on the racist movement that killed a universal child care bill in the 1970s--though it passed Congress…
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RT @nyhcmaven84: @ALWyvern Seriously. Give us universal healthcare, child care, and basic income then. You can get smacked with a $20-50K…