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Andrea Anthony, Executive Director of the Day Care Council of New York, explains New York City's public child care system and Mayor Bloomberg's proposed cuts to child care services.
Brian - As usual the income levels and terms are being presented in the most obscure and obfuscated manner: When you use the word "cut" are you saying that there will be no subsidy at all, or are you referring to a lessening of the subsidy amount? Why do we care that subsidies are granted to those at whatever it is percentage of the "poverty level"? What income level (in annual dollars) for a family of (chose the size you want, as long as long as you don't style it as "150%-of-the-average-household")? Wouldn't it help to understand the economic forces at play by explaining how much the average foster child generates in government subsidies for each foster family? Do I understand from Ms. Anthony's presentation that children are being removed from their families to be re-situated in families that require an additional subsidy, beyond the standard per child foster care rates that can range from at least $400 to $600 per month per child, to have these children languish daily in institutional day care settings? No wonder the "system" is short on resources!
Why should everyone else pay for someone's child care? If you can't afford child care, you shouldn't be having children and expecting someone else to pick up the tabl.
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