Thursday, March 08, 2007
REP. TERRY DOES MORE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD ED
THAN ALL THE FEMINISTAS, NDE AND FOUNDATIONS COMBINED
Nebraska's Rep. Lee Terry has done a very good thing. He's cosponsor with Rep. Sam Brownback of Kansas on a bill in Congress to give families who choose at-home parenting the same tax benefits as parents who choose out-of-home day care.
The Parents' Tax Relief Act of 2007 would also get rid of the marriage tax penalty, make the $1,000-per child tax credit permanent, and increase the tax exemptions for families who care for elderly relatives.
The best thing about it is that children do best when they have an opportunity to grow up in the peace, freedom and security of their own homes, for the most part, with at least Mom or Dad there with them most of every day. Across the board, mothers in general have far better verbal skills -- and far more love -- for their own children, than day-care employees. And it shows. The more we drop-kick our itty bitties into Soviet-style day-care centers, the angrier they're getting, the worse they're doing in school, the less they care about learning, and the rockier our country's future is getting.
Terry's bill is wisdom. The way the Nebraska Department of Education is getting our public schools into the day-care business, bigtime, with partial funding by well-meaning but ill-advised tax-free foundations, is foolish and wrong, and it's sad to see.
Rather than moving into universal "free" preschool for all, here's hoping the Terry bill will make it through. Even if it doesn't, here's hoping parents and taxpayers will thumb their noses at the Government Nannies who seem so intent on screwing up our youngest, most vulnerable little ones.
Brownback, Terry Hold Parents' Tax Relief Press Conference
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