Trump child care proposal: A yuge winner

Donald Trump has proposed an expansion of the child care credit, with paid maternity leave and care for the elderly.  This has the "pure conservatives" upset because it is an expansion of the federal government's power in our lives, and more spending.  They also say the Constitution does not authorize the federal government paying for health care.   It has also upset the Democrats because they know it is a winner with the voters, and Hillary was too slow, mentally and physically, to propose it.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a tax bill that indexed to inflation the deduction for exemptions for your dependents.  Trump is merely following the lead of Reagan to help Americans who work.

The argument that it increases federal power makes sense in theory, but in practice in 2016 USA, it is a meaningless, irrelevant argument.  We have a tax system that taxes income and allows deductions for work-related expenses and for whatever else Congress decides for social engineering.  Allowing a tax credit and deduction to parents who need daycare to work is not very different from allowing deductions to businesses and self-employed people who deduct whatever is reasonable and necessary to allow them to conduct their business.  The logic is the same, so why treat a worker differently from a business?  In addition, many small businesses and self-employed where the business consists of one or two, usually parents with children, have to use day care so they can work.

Child care is necessary for many mothers to work.  It is good policy and smart politics to attract more women to the Republican Party, and for Trump to win. We cannot do anything if he does not win.

Self-employed and businesses deduct golf club memberships and fees, dinners, seminars at resorts, use of car and home for business, and countless other expenses in the gray area of personal/business.  It is time workers get something besides deducting union dues and work clothing.

The argument that "I don't want to pay for another's child care" ignores the reality that the tax code forces all taxpayers to share in paying for the expenses and lifestyle of others.  For example, you get a deduction for each dependent, deduction for home interest and real estate taxes, deduction for contributions to church and charity, and so on.

It is time Republicans push for a tax benefit for the middle class that uses child care.  There is no point in conservatives saying we do not want a tax deduction when the tax code is riddled with tax deductions and credits. 

The income tax code, with its deductions and credits, give the federal government power to redistribute income by giving credits and deductions to whatever Congress and the president agree upon.  If you do not like this, then abolish the income tax code.

As long as we have an income tax system then a Republican should use the system to the best advantage of Americans who work.

I believe in abolishing the income tax and using a sales tax so you keep more of your money.  But that will not happen.  We are stuck with the income tax, so make the best of it for the Republican constituents.

GWB and Obama spent three or four trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with much money going to warlords to buy their temporary support.  We have nothing positive to show for the money.  Obama gave 150 billion dollars to our enemy, Iran, and another 400 million for ransom.  Obama gave 500 million dollars to his Solyndra buddies.  The State Department gave 9 million dollars to John Kerry's daughter.  Given the reckless spending and giveaways to our enemies, there should be no opposition to giving tax credits and deductions to Americans who want to work.

Helping Americans who work makes sense and will attract more middle-class voters, especially women.  And it is the right thing to do.

It is time to do nation-building at home.

Donald Trump has proposed an expansion of the child care credit, with paid maternity leave and care for the elderly.  This has the "pure conservatives" upset because it is an expansion of the federal government's power in our lives, and more spending.  They also say the Constitution does not authorize the federal government paying for health care.   It has also upset the Democrats because they know it is a winner with the voters, and Hillary was too slow, mentally and physically, to propose it.

In 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a tax bill that indexed to inflation the deduction for exemptions for your dependents.  Trump is merely following the lead of Reagan to help Americans who work.

The argument that it increases federal power makes sense in theory, but in practice in 2016 USA, it is a meaningless, irrelevant argument.  We have a tax system that taxes income and allows deductions for work-related expenses and for whatever else Congress decides for social engineering.  Allowing a tax credit and deduction to parents who need daycare to work is not very different from allowing deductions to businesses and self-employed people who deduct whatever is reasonable and necessary to allow them to conduct their business.  The logic is the same, so why treat a worker differently from a business?  In addition, many small businesses and self-employed where the business consists of one or two, usually parents with children, have to use day care so they can work.

Child care is necessary for many mothers to work.  It is good policy and smart politics to attract more women to the Republican Party, and for Trump to win. We cannot do anything if he does not win.

Self-employed and businesses deduct golf club memberships and fees, dinners, seminars at resorts, use of car and home for business, and countless other expenses in the gray area of personal/business.  It is time workers get something besides deducting union dues and work clothing.

The argument that "I don't want to pay for another's child care" ignores the reality that the tax code forces all taxpayers to share in paying for the expenses and lifestyle of others.  For example, you get a deduction for each dependent, deduction for home interest and real estate taxes, deduction for contributions to church and charity, and so on.

It is time Republicans push for a tax benefit for the middle class that uses child care.  There is no point in conservatives saying we do not want a tax deduction when the tax code is riddled with tax deductions and credits. 

The income tax code, with its deductions and credits, give the federal government power to redistribute income by giving credits and deductions to whatever Congress and the president agree upon.  If you do not like this, then abolish the income tax code.

As long as we have an income tax system then a Republican should use the system to the best advantage of Americans who work.

I believe in abolishing the income tax and using a sales tax so you keep more of your money.  But that will not happen.  We are stuck with the income tax, so make the best of it for the Republican constituents.

GWB and Obama spent three or four trillion dollars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with much money going to warlords to buy their temporary support.  We have nothing positive to show for the money.  Obama gave 150 billion dollars to our enemy, Iran, and another 400 million for ransom.  Obama gave 500 million dollars to his Solyndra buddies.  The State Department gave 9 million dollars to John Kerry's daughter.  Given the reckless spending and giveaways to our enemies, there should be no opposition to giving tax credits and deductions to Americans who want to work.

Helping Americans who work makes sense and will attract more middle-class voters, especially women.  And it is the right thing to do.

It is time to do nation-building at home.