May 12, 2006 2:49PM

Kiddie Mac

By Brandon Arnold

Pop Quiz:

“Kiddie Mac” is:

 A. America’s next great hip‐​hop star

 B. a cheesy new dish from Kraft

 C. a youth‐​oriented computer by Apple

 D. a foolish idea floating around the halls of Congress

I assume most people identified the correct answer. Kiddie Mac is in fact, the informal title of a the proposed Children’s Development Commission—a federal agency that would provide loan guarantees for child daycare centers. The ridiculousness of this proposal speaks for itself. Yet, Rep. Carolyn Maloney recently introduced a bill to create Kiddie Mac, and has done so repeatedly since 1999.