If you looked up the definition of “irony” in the dictionary, it should come with a hi-def photo of Senate Democrats.
Mere hours after voting almost unanimously against a Senate bill that would have mandated medical care for babies born alive following botched abortions, this group of self-unaware hypocrites trotted back out to their podiums -- this time, to advocate for expanded access to childcare.
Because suddenly, the children matter.
Sen. Patty Murray kicked the whole hilarious farce off Tuesday by thanking “the many, many parents and advocates who are here in this room today and around the country who are fighting tirelessly for this critically important issue.”
“Because you shared your stories, because you brought your children here to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers….we were able to bring our nation’s childcare crisis to the forefront of the national conversation.”
WATCH: Senator @PattyMurray and Democrats are joined by parents and educators to introduce the Child Care for Working Families Act, which will address our nation’s child care crisis. #ChildCare4All https://t.co/SueH2Xmhmw— Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) February 26, 2019
Specifically, the Child Care For Working Families Act dictates that “no family under 150 percent of State Median Income would pay more than seven percent of their income on child care," and that any additional costs would be born by taxpayers.
And it's only one of several Democratic proposals to expand federally-subsidized childcare. In keeping with this leftist agenda of giving everyone free things and making other people pay for it, Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s massive universal childcare proposal dictates that no family would spend more than 7 percent of their household income on childcare, while adding that families who earn 200 percent or less of the federal poverty line (around $50,200 a year for a family of four) would be given “free” – i.e., taxpayer-provided – access to childcare. The program would cost an estimated $70 billion a year, and would be funded by a “wealth tax” on Americans who earn $50 million or more a year.
So it’s not a crisis when children are born alive after screwed-up abortions and simply left to die without proper medical attention, but it is a crisis that parents are having to pay for childcare.
You can’t make this stuff up.