Could A Child Tax Credit Finally Become a Reality?
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    All of the recent Republican success over the last 5 years, including control of the House, has come from the TEA Party base. And yet the TEA Party base has no representation in the Leadership of the Republican Party. Via Meadia justifiably calls them Mandarins, as the only reason they are in the positions they are, is because they were there to begin with, and have successfully resisted removal.

  • lukelea

    I like this idea if the intention is to encourage more middle- and upper-middle class parents to have children.

    Even better would be to count children as “half an adult” and allow “joint” returns so that, for example, a couple filing jointly with two children would divide their adjusted gross income by three (instead of two) in order to determine their tax bracket.

  • Kevin

    I wonder how this sort of “Jacksonian” social policy will play with libertarian minded Republicans. Will Rand Paul join in? A Libertarian-Populist alliance could be strong, either alone will be eaten by the GOP Establishment. Despite their contradictions a short term alliance by these groups might be possible as they each grow increasingly disgusted by the mismanagement and self dealing of the Hamiltonians.

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