Though a lot of people would love to see the government help in paying child care expenses for pre-kindergarten children, Gary Bauer of American Values says the legislation includes requirements like having to have a college degree to be able to participate as a child care provider in the program.
"Most people with college degrees aren't looking to do child care," Bauer continues, "and there are many, many, many countless child care providers that have only graduated from high school, which is totally fine if you're doing child care."
Bauer calls it more social engineering from the left.
"Another provision in the bill would prohibit any faith-based child care center from participating," he reports. "So if you put the two together, it looks like they want liberal college graduates to be doing child care, but they certainly don't want any child care facilities that are Christian or faith-based. This administration, like the left generally, is always engaged in the culture war, and I think that's exactly what they're doing in this provision."
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) told reporters they should be doing a better job of selling the spending bill.
"I wasn't surprised," admits Bauer. "It was a Democrat, Nancy Pelosi, a liberal Democrat, talking to a roomful of Democrats that just happen to be reporters."
So he understands why she would expect the media to "do what it does," which is promote left-wing ideas and attack any conservative legislation.