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Kresta in the Afternoon – May 25, 2021 – Hour 2

Larry Kudlow looks at how President Biden views the role of government and how it will affect his economic policy.


“We want Choices, not Universal Child Care”

When Brad Wilcox looks at President Biden’s American Families Plan, he sees a lot of good things. There are parts that let families choose how to care for their kids and give parents more opportunities to be with their children. But other parts are problematic, including how it handles federal funding of child care. Brad explains.

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Helen Alvare, Brad Wilcox: We want choices, not universal child care 

Why parents need the flexibility of cash payments more than universal child care

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W. Bradford Wilcox is a professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, a senior fellow at the Institute for Family Studies and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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What does President Biden believe about the role of government?

In political circles there’s often mention of “Joe Biden’s America” or “Donald Trump’s America.” But the issue runs deeper than that. We live in two Americas – that have two very different understandings of what the nation stands for and the very role of government. We saw this during President Biden’s recent speech to Congress, when he said “we the people” means “we, the government.” Larry Kudlow joins us.

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Larry Kudlow serves as the host of Kudlow on Fox Business Network, airing weekdays at 4:00 eastern. Prior to joining FOX Business, Kudlow served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council under President Trump. He has also been a senior contributor on CNBC, where he hosted a post-market analysis show The Kudlow Report. Previously, he served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Sterns. From 1981 to 1985 Kudlow was an associate director for economics and planning at the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration.

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