Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)
Yes, Means-Tested (France)
No, It Should Not Be Subsidized
Do you realize that daycare is a very recent thing. Society managed to exist for a long time without it.
Define subsidize as well.
I bet we can find common ground, but I am not paying for people to sit at home.
There has to be a clear and verified work and or job search or full time student status. BEFORE we start subsidizing.
Not you work as the OP, but want cheaper day care.
Heck, I want cheaper insurance, rent, gas, food. And I have been paying taxes since I was 16. Thats 34 years of taxpaying. For what? To watch my tax dollars being pissed away.
Sorry, but the reality is people WILL have children they can't afford, so how do you deal with it. That's what I'm addressing.
You are saying what SHOULD happen, I'm addressing what DOES happen.