Vice President Kamala Harris spoke in Connecticut recently and laughed maniacally when discussing the hardships and struggles parents faced during this past year of pandemic-inspired restrictions.
Now more than a year in COVID-closures, parents saw a lack of education, child care, or community support as they tried to make sure their kids were cared for, educated, and that they were able to continue providing for the health and welfare of those kids.
Harris seemed to find this marvelously funny.
"More people are seeing, that yeah, affordable child care is a big deal. More parents are seeing the value of educators," she cackled, "More parents are seeing the value of educators when they had to bring their kids and say we’re not paying them nearly enough."
Her remarks on how funny it is that parents struggled to make sure their kids were provided for were prefaced by saying:
"I believe in that, that saying that in every crisis, there is an opportunity, if we see it for what it is. This pandemic resulted in so much loss to human life, people lost their jobs, loss of normalcy, so much loss and devastation. And this pandemic was in many ways an accelerator, meaning for home, things were bad before they got even worse. And it also magnified then, the fissures and the failures and the fractures in our system."
The Biden administration is trying to push through a spending bill that would cover universal childcare programs. The administration promised additionally that all Us children would be back in schools by the end of Biden's first 100 days in office. That date is April 23. Since then, the administration has faltered on whether that promise means all kids, or some kids, or some days, or all days, and it's unclear as to how any of these openings would be enforced.