The idea of government support is, or should be, to assist working citizens. Low income parents should get help with child care. Being able to work should be the goal and it encourages people to support and better themselves rather than depend on the government as much. If assistance is given with child care it may reduce the amount of other services provided.
Enrolling in an educational daycare will also prepare young minds for school so that they have a better idea of what is expected of them and how they should be behaving around others. Without government funding many families simply cannot afford to have their children properly watched while they are at work.
Every working parent that has children should have child care free of charge from the government. If there was child care for every American child, this would be a step towards a brighter future.
With help from the government for these expenses, many parents can work full-time positions and support their families in other ways. Most likely, these parents are already receiving government help and by having a job, they may be able to take on some of these other financial responsibilities; food stamps, medical expenses or other cash services such as TANF.
That is why the parents are working. They earn that money to pay the bills. It is not just for cigarettes or booze. They need to use it for their kids. After all when they became a parent they took on that responsibility. We have too many people that are looking for a hand out.
We must continuously reduce the dependency we have on our federal government. While paying for child care for those that need it, it increases the cost for all through tax expenses. These types of benefits should come from either the state, or better yet, the employer. The cost of child care has to go back to the basics as when our country was founded - friends, family, church and community to take care of our own.