Romney proposes ‘Family Protection Act’ to deliver hard cash gains for families with little ones

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Mitt Romney has declared a proposal aimed at modernizing and streamlining a variety of “antiquated” federal guidelines to generate a monthly funds benefit for American households with young children.

“The Spouse and children Stability Act would offer a month-to-month funds benefit for family members, amounting to $350 a thirty day period for every younger baby, and $250 a thirty day period for just about every university-aged boy or girl,” in accordance to a summary of the proposal. “If enacted, low-income people would no more time have to pick out involving a more substantial paycheck or eligibility for assistance. This plan would instantly elevate almost 3 million young children out of poverty, though furnishing a bridge to the middle class – without having adding a dime to the federal deficit.”

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The proposal phone calls for the elimination of the federal government’s head-of-household status, child and dependent care credits, Short term Aid for Needy Families (TANF) and Point out and Local Tax deductions (SALT) to pay back for the regular monthly positive aspects.

“The monthly bill consolidates overlapping and usually duplicative federal policies into immediate assist for family members. In buy to stay deficit-neutral and supply certainty for households, it also eliminates the State and Local Tax Deduction (SALT), which is an inefficient tax break to upper-cash flow taxpayers. Nevertheless, most households that formerly claimed the SALT deduction will nevertheless be web beneficiaries via their larger sized monthly child added benefits,” the summary says.

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In accordance to the summary, the proposal would carry practically a few million little ones out of poverty, “while supplying a bridge to the center class,” devoid of incorporating to the federal deficit.

“The effect of this strategy can be witnessed by examining the impression on a married few with two youngsters, ages four and 9, producing $38,990 (150% of the federal poverty line). The couple at this time receives an end-of-calendar year lump sum tax return of $7,041. Underneath the Family members Stability Act, their once-a-year gain would boost by $2,318, and they would acquire about 75% of their total amount of money by way of predictable monthly installments,” an case in point offered by Romney’s office suggests.

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