The heart and soul of America lies in its strong communities and hardworking families. That’s part of what makes America so great.
Building communities that help solve problems; like the plague of drug addiction affecting the inner-cities, crime, and ensuring a proper education for every child are just a few of Trump’s key social concerns. Donald, who is a self-admitted family man, has made the issue of looking after the family, mothers and children, a central focus of his campaign and one of the main policy-driven plans to significantly improve.
Trump plans to help families across the board by introducing a child care tax credit. Families with young children will have their taxes deducted for the average cost of child care in their respective states. This alone would be a great help to an innumerable number of families struggling to meet today’s soaring child care costs. Which on average, are often the highest expense for working and middle class Americans.
Trump also understands that the burden of these soaring costs falls heaviest on the shoulders of low-income families, that’s why he plans to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit.
At one of his recent rallies, Trump addressed the failure of the current administration to help low-income families and in response, laid out a policy that would help remedy the problem.
“Working parents can get an expanded EITC benefit that equals up to half of their total payroll tax – a major relief for low-income parents. This translates to as much as an extra $1,200 dollars in EITC benefits for working families”, Trump said in Pennsylvania. In simple terms, Trump is for letting Americans keep their hard-earned money. Instead of it being used for frivolous bureaucratic schemes that only benefit the rich, and hurt the poor.
While children and their families are of top priority for the Republican candidate, Trump knows that women need to be looked after as well. The American labor force saw an exponential growth of women in the workforce from a meager 47% in the early 1970s, to a dramatic increase of over 70% in 2016.
Just this past week, new commercial ads have been put out by the Trump campaign to highlight these issues and to show how Trump plans to help working mothers.
In the ad, Ivanka Trump shares her experiences and observations when traveling the country with her father on the campaign trail,
“As I have traveled around the country with my father, stories about the hardships caused by our existing child care system —- one that is too expensive, too outdated and too inaccessible — come up time and time again”.
“Trump’s plan is a comprehensive, sound proposal that aims to do the polar opposite, in order to combat the ever-increasing child care costs and to ensure families can achieve prosperity and happiness at home by allowing middleclass families to keep their earnings.”
While Trump and his daughter, Ivanka, wish to lift women, mothers and their families, Hillary Clinton and her sidekicks sit on the sidelines.
If they had their way, the Democrats would use child care simply as a scheme to introduce a government-run, bureaucratic, unionized system that would benefit bureaucrats, and leave families behind.
Trump’s plan is a comprehensive, sound proposal that aims to do the polar opposite, in order to combat the ever-increasing child care costs and to ensure families can achieve prosperity and happiness at home by allowing middle class families to keep their earnings.
Trump’s plan allows all families to get a chance at the American dream, which for millions of working families seems to be edging further and further out of reach.