Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) shattered the lie being pushed by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and different Republicans that youngster tax credit are anti-work laws.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 17, 2021
On MSNBC’s Velshi, Ali Velshi requested Rep. Chu to answer Rubio’s declare that tax credit for youngsters are anti-work laws.
Rep. Chu answered:
I’d wish to know what occurred to the Republicans. They’re those who first initiated the kid tax credit score in 1997. It was a bipartisan vote in a republican-controlled congress. After which in 2017, they expanded the kid tax credit score from $1,000 per youngster to $2,000 per youngster. They supported this prior to now. What’s the downside now?
Let me let you know one thing, over 97% of households receiving the youngster tax credit score are working. They really actively are working. So that is an additional assist that they’ll get to be sure that they’ll pay for the requirements, particularly throughout in time of covid. It’s vital for them to be in a position to look in the direction of the longer term.
And let me simply say, you don’t lose any youngster tax credit score should you work. There isn’t a disincentive to work. The worldwide proof is really fairly clear, the huge majority of nations which have this unconditional youngster profit have larger labor power participation charges than within the U.S.
Republicans Are Professional-Youngster Poverty
The Republican Celebration is the social gathering of kid poverty. Rubio and Republicans are arguing towards a tax credit score, not a authorities program, that can raise hundreds of thousands of youngsters out of poverty and minimize youngster poverty in half in the US.
The Biden youngster tax credit score is historic.
The Republican response to creating certain that hundreds of thousands of American youngsters aren’t poor is tragic.
The so-called household values social gathering is so anti-children that they wish to maintain American households poor and liable to COVID to guard firms from paying extra taxes.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work centered on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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Member of the Society of Skilled Journalists and The American Political Science Affiliation