Donald Trump’s Budget Misses the Mark on Childcare with Out-of-Touch Plan that Keeps Families, Child Care workers in Poverty
Although voters overwhelmingly called child care a top issue, Donald Trump’s budget only exacerbates the crisis facing working and middle-class families. He would shower gold-plated tax breaks on the wealthy, while women in particular feel the pinch of poverty pay for child care providers or and the lack of flexible care they need to work.
This plan is utterly out-of-touch with the realities and costs facing working families. In most states, child care costs more than college. Meanwhile, poverty wages for child care workers have forced massive turnover and destabilized the care families count on.
The Administration’s short-sighted budget only hurts our children in the long run, missing the opportunity to invest in the poverty-busting potential of early learning to help families escape poverty and put children on a path to higher learning and earning.