(Via Daily Wire)
Progressives tweet #YesAllWomen and brag that women can do anything a man can do better (in heels!), but in Washington, D.C., among the bluest of blue cities, Democrats are making it impossible for women to have their cake and eat it too.
New regulations were passed by The District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) this past March; beginning in 2020, they would require child care providers in D.C. to have an early childhood education degree.
Now, maybe I’m just uninformed. After all, I don’t have a college degree. But how does going to college make you more capable and competent in childcare? Have D.C. Democrats met any college students recently? They aren’t taking parenting classes in between thirsty Thursday and Sunday brunch.
This move furthers the trend of walling off occupations to people with college degrees, for no good reason, which in turn waters down the value of a college degree because everyone needs one. Most employers shouldn’t require a college degree, in terms of the skills required, because most jobs really don’t.
If you want to watch my four-month-old daughter, I don’t care if you have an MBA from Wharton or flunked out of community college. All that matters is that you’re responsible, reliable, and have good judgment. Also patience and the ability to handle a pooplosion. College doesn’t teach those things.
The new regulation not only requires preschool teachers to have a degree, but even men and women taking care of kids from zero to three years old. That’s insane, practically and economically.
As the Weekly Standard notes, citing a report from the Economic Policy Institute, “The average cost of childcare in D.C. is more than $22,600 annually, the highest of any metropolitan area in the country.”
Not to understate how difficult it can be to take care of children, but over $22,000? Come on. To watch young children who are ranging from the developmental stages of sleeping and eating to coloring and using arts and crafts? This isn’t one-on-one care. It’s in a group setting. And this is before this regulation takes effect. Just imagine how much more expensive infant care will get when everyone doing it is paying back college loans.
I am a married woman with a decent salary. My husband and I are full-time working parents with the recent help of a live-in grandparent, so we thankfully don’t need a daycare right now for our four-year-old and four-month-old daughters. It would be very expensive for us. So imagine what it is like for single mothers who don’t have a decent salary? Or who have to work three jobs to keep the bill collectors away? You know, the single mothers progressives say they care about.
As Shoshana Weissmann told The Weekly Standard, “The average D.C. family with a toddler and infant would have to spend up to 63.6 percent of their annual income to enroll their kids in childcare.”
“I appreciate D.C.’s efforts to limit the availability of childcare to the elite,” Weissmann said, “And to keep peons away from children of the few who will be able to afford it.”
As a resident of California, I’m all too familiar with Democrats making the basic stuff of life more expensive for everyone. Take California Bill 1513, which all but abolishes the traditional commission or chair-rental model that salons and spas use to pay stylists and hairdressers, in favor of an hourly rate.
This kills business because it’s forcing them to raise prices above what people are willing to pay. My own hair stylist, whom I’ve been going to for over four years, told me this herself, and I can tell you, doing my hair is expensive now. The result of California Democrats trying to “help” hairdressers? Salons lose money, so raise prices. Customers can’t afford to go to the salon as often, so the salons lose more money and fire (or stop hiring) hairdressers. And hairdressers who previously could make a percentage on the colors, cuts and sales they made are no longer able to profit in the same way for their added effort. Whom exactly does this help?
Watch for the effects of the new D.C. child care regulation to become evident once it’s implemented in 2020. I’m guessing parents will crunch the numbers and many will determine that it’s simply too expensive to send their kids to childcare in the city when there are plenty of other options in nearby Virginia and Maryland.
I’m predicting the law will also lead to higher employee turnover rates for D.C. daycares. Few young, college-educated daycare employees are aiming for a career in daycare. They want to teach or open their own business or, God-forbid, get a Masters or Ph.D in education.
So, daycares will get a lot of college-educated applicants who aren’t in it for the long run and are there because daycare is one of their last employment options.
Another progressive victory!
Trump judges…….The Purge!
I’d rather be judged by 12 than carried by six.
That great lyric from Ice Cube has more bite and meaning in the run up to the 2020 election. Now we have the investigation of the investigators. The Mueller investigation and everything it has encompassed is now being scrutinized. We are finally looking at indictments and guilty pleas from the corrupt cabal that tried to bring down, frame, jail and impeach a duly elected, INNOCENT president and anyone in his sphere. Getting to the point of investigating the investigators has been a long hard slog.
We did not foresee how really deep and treacherous the swamp really was. You could investigate, indict and try someone like a Hillary Clinton for example, and someone of authority in that chain is a corrupt actor from the Deep State and you will then see the guilty party skate free. Or you can have a completely innocent Mike Flynn, Roger Stone, George Papodopoulos railroaded by a corrupt judge. The Michael Flynn case is the most glaring. The DOJ has dropped the case and charges against him and in an unprecedented move the judge does not drop the case, he extends it as if he is the prosecutor.
So there is a light at the end of the tunnel my friends. Donald Trump has been appointing a record number of federal judges. This is a brilliant move and somewhat frustrating and time consuming. But there is a method to the madness. Why investigate, indict and try just for a Deep State judge to let the guilty party walk free? Donald Trump has appointed over 300 judges and counting. More will be appointed to the bench and now there is a more likely chance when the guilty parties are tried, there will be justice. So there is a silver lining in this swamp covered cloud.
By Michael Ameer
The reckoning of the fake news media.
Karma, the sweet smell of poetic justice, the bully gets punched in the nose in the end! Fake news finally gets counted out and David to the Goliath is a teenager named Nicholas Sandmann the MAGA hat wearing unassuming media slayer.
Nicholas Sandmann and his legal team has announced a settlement with The Washington Post on their $250 Million dollar suit. This comes also on the heels of the multi-million dollar suit against CNN. They have stated 2 down and six to go. Here is their list:
NBC, CBS, ABC, NYT, Gannett, Rolling Stones.
Many have tried to get the media companies to report fairly but even Billionaire hardball players like Donald Trump are impotent against the media smear machines. Politicians, celebrities and any adults in the public realm have diminished rights when it comes to defending their reputation against lies and attacks from media behemoths. This is a sad state of affairs and what’s lead to the monumental rise of fake propaganda news.
In steps Nicholas Sandmann who was wrongly accused by many media outlets when the story broke of belligerent teens harassing a Native American man beating a drum in a rally. There were duel rallies in the area. Since the teen was wearing a MAGA hat the news media or better yet fake news media went into overdrive bashing the kids. When the whole video was viewed any honest person could see the kids did nothing wrong in the whole confrontation. But this blatant truth means nothing to fake news. They hate Trump so lies are okay as long as it hurts their intended target. Nicholas Sandmann is a normal American well behaved teen. With him being a teen or minor the laws give him protections not afforded a public figure. So he could aggressively defend himself with a good legal team. Now truth and justice has a chance to rule and not the mob rule of the left. If this could happen more often we would have a more honest press. But we know they have financial donors and backers that pay them to spread these lies so we will have to see what is coming down the pike in hopes there will be more honesty in reporting. But don’t hold your breathe.
By Michael Ameer
Should the media and politicians be held responsible for fraudulent hydroxychloroquine reports?
Saying a drug that clearly works, doesn’t work is Trump Derangement Syndrome beyond comprehension.
The Lancet Study on Hydroxychloroquine was fraught with errors and incomplete data. It was thrown together to let the world know that hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work. Well that study was retracted. A Henry Ford Health System study found the drug helped patients with COVID-19. Just as the president was saying. Trump mentioned HCQ and the collective mainstream media went into overdrive to prove him wrong. And once again Trump accused of lie of the century turns out to be right. He was clearly right in the beginning. The media said the drug could cause harm if not used correctly. That could also be said about aspirin or any drug.
Taking this derangement one step further was governors making it hard to get HCQ and banning it in some places from use. Now we know in hindsight the drug works and these politicians and media companies as CNN are libel for deaths of Coronavirus patients that died when a life saving drug was readily available in stockpile. Also the governors sending the elderly with COVID-19 into nursing homes with the most vulnerable also caused many unnecessary deaths. Weren’t we told we had to save our grandparents? If we loved them don’t visit them to be safe? So why would governors send COVID-19 patients to nursing homes when they (New York) mainly was provided thousands of empty hospital beds on the navy ship and the convention center?
I have been following these people long enough to know these things are not an accident. Germany and Israel sent the United States millions of tablets of HCQ. They were at the ready and cheap. It’s been used for malaria since the 1960’s so the side effects have been tested, it is safe. Boris Johnson, British Prime Minister was saved with HCQ. Thousands around the world have been saved with this drug. So we must ask the question when will the media and politicians be dragged into a court of law for their negligent reckless reporting?
By Michael Ameer