U.S. Department of Education

John Klar: Vermont child care bill hurts child care

Perhaps Vermont should pay parents to stay home and care for their own children. Many of them would earn a higher wage than they earn in their out-of-home jobs, there would be no need for state regulations and oversight, and fossil fuels would be saved — the parent will stay home from work; the child not be driven to hard-to-find daycare. 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Klar: Universal school meals cost too much

A JFO report outlines funding sources including a new sales taxes on “pre-written software accessed remotely,” sugar taxes on candy or beverages, and an expansion of existing sales taxes. The magnitude of the economic burden posed by this program is displayed by the size of new taxes being considered.