“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.