The Huffington Post has an article here describing a plan to fund nursery schools for low-income children by increasing the cigarette tax. One comment, by ShellyGreen, was this: “Pre-school ? It's government funded day-care. Just another way to make people more dependent on government.”
Actually, ShellyGreen, government-funded day-care makes people less dependent on government. Mothers can work, knowing their children are in a safe place. And the children are better prepared to do well later in school—which means they will be better prepared to support themselves.