Obama on Affordable Child-Care: ‘It’s Not a Nice To Have, It’s a Must Have’

‘In today’s economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable high quality child care more than ever’

BARACK OBAMA: “Here’s one example. During World War II, when men like my grandfather went out to war, having women like my grandmother in the workforce was a national security priority. So this country provided universal child care. In today’s economy, when having both parents in the workforce is an economic necessity for many families, we need affordable high quality child care more than ever. It’s not a nice to have, it’s a must have. So it’s time we stopped treating child care like a side issue or a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority it is for all of us. And that’s why my plan will make quality child care more available and more affordable for every middle class and low income family with young children in America by creating more slots and a new tax cut of up to $3,000 per child per year.”

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