or in the heat. But either way, the NC GOP wants to stop after-school child care subsidies for 12,000 kids from low-income families.
Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Republican from Cornelius, said the goal is to shift the focus to early childhood development..
Oh, well the way Jeff tells it, this must be a good thing. Unless, of course:
Child advocates say the change could put children at risk by forcing parents to choose between work and leaving their children in potentially unsafe situations.
Oh, that doesn't sound good at all. But that's just those bleeding-heart "child advocates" talking. Let's hear from an actual parent, who would need to pay more than $1,000 more per month, something she can't possibly afford.
Without any family members in the area who are able to watch her children while she works, Mendoza said her only options would be to quit her current job and work part time or stop sending her 9-year-old to daycare altogether.
“If it came to that, I could see if she could get a bus stop close to home and have her carry Mace when she’s walking home,” she said.
That's the GOP childcare plan: a can of Mace for 9-year-old girls.
That's one helluva "shift in focus", Jeff Tarte. How do y'all sleep at night?