This is what the Socialist leader of Canada has to say:
I normally don’t post things from other countries, but many of our own political figures support stupid stuff like this. Let’s do the math:
If a mother wants to work an 8 hour job, she gets 30 minutes for lunch, plus time to get to and from work, so let’s call it 9 hours of child care per day. That also means the kid will have to be fed lunch, call it a cost of $5 for lunch. That leaves nine hours of child care for $5.
Then there is insurance, utilities, health insurance, and all other expenses, not to mention the cost of paying the childcare worker. Let’s assume that we are going to pay our childcare worker an average of $18 an hour. All expenses considered, this fictional daycare center will need to assign 65 children to each childcare worker in order for this to be feasible.
Math, it’s a thing.