Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) broke the lie promoted by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans that child tax credits are anti-labor legislation.
Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) denounces the Republican lie that child tax credits are anti-labor legislation in #Velshi. Senator Marco Rubio got the head delivered to Representative Chu. pic.twitter.com/V75sInA8py
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 17, 2021
On MSNBC’s Velshi, Ali Velshi asked Rep. Chu to respond to Rubio’s claim that the tax credits for children are anti-labor legislation.
Representative Chu replied:
I would like to know that It happened to the Republicans. They are the first started the child tax credit in 1997. It was a bipartisan vote in a Republican-controlled Congress. And then in 2017, they expanded the $ 1,000 child tax credit per child at $ 2,000 per child. They supported this in the past. What is the problem now?
Let me tell you something 97% of families that receive the child tax credit is working. In fact, they are actively working. So this is an extra help that they can make sure that they can pay for it needs, especially during in covid time. They need to be able to look to the future.
And let me tell you no you will lose any child tax credit if works. There is no disincentive to works. International evidence is actually quite clear, the vast most of the countries that have this unconditional child benefit have a larger workforce participation rates than in the U.S
Republicans favor child poverty
The Republican Party is the party of child poverty. Rubio and Republicans are arguing against a tax credit, not a government program, that will lift millions of children out of poverty and cut child poverty in half in America.
The Biden child tax credit is historic.
The Republican reaction to make sure millions of American children are not poor is tragic.
The so-called festival of family values is so anti-child that they want to keep American families in poverty and at risk of COVID to protect corporations from paying more taxes.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor, who is the White House press group and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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