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REALITY CHECK: Donald Trump’s Child-Care Plan is a Misogynistic Handout to the Rich


WASHINGTON - October 19, 2016 -

“As an educator I was pleasantly surprised to hear Donald Trump had released a child-care plan. Then I read the fine print. This isn’t a plan for working families. It’s another giveaway to the one percent. More appalling is the misogynistic undertone, encouraging moms to stay at home. Hillary understands the realities of working moms; she’s been one for 36 years. She also has a child-care plan that will actually help us out. That’s one more reason why I’m voting for her in November.” - Marla Lipkin, Paraeducator, Pennsbury, PA

THE FACTS:

• “By helping out moms whether they work or not, (Trump’s) plan encourages women to stay at home; there's no extra break you get from working. That would seem to be the opposite effect of a good child care policy.”
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/15/opinions/trump-child-care-plan-is-not-that-at-all-mccaffery/

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