View Poll Results: Should Daycare Be Subsidized?

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  • Yes, Should Be Fixed Price (Quebec)

    3 5.77%
  • Yes, Means-Tested (France)

    9 17.31%
  • No, It Should Not Be Subsidized

    40 76.92%
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    Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Should we subsidize the cost of daycare? I was reading a Globe and Mail article (which I can't link to because of the 10 article limit) which talked about the cost of daycare. It was talking about how daycare can cost you 20,000$+ a year thus being a big hit to new families even those making 100,000$+. The couple in the article from Toronto said they spend 13$/day on daycare (fully licensed, nothing fancy daycare) for their child while parents in Quebec can register at government subsidized daycares for 7$/day and there is a waiting list. In France they subsidize daycare and it is means-tested with the lowest price being 50 cents and the highest I think was 13 euros, a day of course. I personally support subsidized daycare as it enables both parents to have successful careers but it is expensive and hard on even the most successful new families, it is not a case of parents that need to make more money or wait but it is just unaffordable and the price needs to be brought down. It also has the benefit of encouraging parents to have more children because they can afford to especially in Quebec where immigration is a problem. I support means-testing as it enables everyone to afford daycare and it avoids waiting lists but Quebec is a nice compromise between the two.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Cant afford them, dont have them.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Cant afford them, dont have them.
    No see that isn't an aspect anymore not even families in their late 20s with successful careers can really afford daycare. By your logic people should never have children till their late 30s when it is incredibly difficult and even then it might not be. Shouldn't we be encouraging young successful families?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Daycare is subsidized through tax credit.
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p503.pdf

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    No see that isn't an aspect anymore not even families in their late 20s with successful careers can really afford daycare. By your logic people should never have children till their late 30s when it is incredibly difficult and even then it might not be. Shouldn't we be encouraging young successful families?
    My parents were 39 and 40 when I was born.
    Why should tax dollars of mine pay for day care for kids that are not mine?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    My parents were 39 and 40 when I was born.
    Why should tax dollars of mine pay for day care for kids that are not mine?
    I suppose you're against public education too?

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Daycare is subsidized through tax credit.
    http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p503.pdf
    A tax credit is not the same as a direct subsidy and offsets less of the cost of a subsidy we have a similar thing here but it is still insanely expensive.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Cant afford them, dont have them.
    End thread.

    It'd be nice to know that we don't shell out taxpayer money for everyone's mistakes.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    My parents were 39 and 40 when I was born.
    Why should tax dollars of mine pay for day care for kids that are not mine?
    When then they are incredibly lucky because after I think after 35 it becomes rather difficult to conceive children and at that time most people don't want to raise a newborn child. You pay for others education it's the same principle.

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    Re: Should Daycare Be Subsidized

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    End thread.

    It'd be nice to know that we don't shell out taxpayer money for everyone's mistakes.
    Like I said in the reply these are successful families in their late 20s making a fair amount of money they are not mistakes it is the time when people want children. People can't wait to their late 30s and 40s to have children.

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