(UnitedVoice.com) – The Democratic Party has been pushing to send checks to parents each month to help care for their children. The plan would allow them to use the child tax credit throughout the year, instead of getting it as one lump sum at tax time. But one Republican senator thinks he has a better idea.
We need a plan to help working parents that is pro-family and pro-work. I’ll be proposing legislation this coming week that gives a major tax cut to working parents to help them afford to start a family and raise their kids https://t.co/gbZXxXI58T
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) April 25, 2021
According to an April 26 Fox News exclusive, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) is proposing a massive tax credit for families. Under his plan, single parents would get a $6,000 tax credit for kids under the age of 13, while married couples would be eligible for $12,000. The senator said that starting a family shouldn’t just be a “privilege…for the wealthy.” He said the country should support all families.
Not only is this plan larger than the Democrats’ plan, it also creates a “marriage bonus” which incentivizes people to become family units. If families don’t want monthly payments, they’d be able to receive it in one payment instead. That could help parents who are self-employed and responsible for paying all of their taxes. The pro-family bill might be exactly what families need to get back on their feet after COVID-19.
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