A similar thing is likely to happen with child care. Credits, subsidies, and private accounts for child care all require the government to define what constitutes child care. This means that some products and services will be deemed “appropriate” and given special tax treatment, while others will be deemed “inappropriate” and taxed normally. It’s easy to imagine a scenario in which the government is deciding what sort of food you should feed your kids, what sort of books you should read them, and to what sort of day care you should send them. Adopt the government’s preferred choice, and be rewarded with a tasty tax treat. Make a different choice, and pay through the nose.This is raw Big Brother-ism. This is it-takes-a-village-ism.
This is all part of the continuing usurpation of parental rights and responsibilities of parents by government agents. It is bad enough that the state has assumed more or less complete control of the education system; it now proposes to insert itself into the very business of child rearing.
Calling it a political home run is to declare that the statist horse is out of the barn and is not coming back.