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Marco Rubio Gets Ready to Launch Paid Family Leave Legislation

July 7, 2018 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again focused on tax reform, showcasing his efforts to expand the Child Tax Credit and turning his attention to paid family leave.

Rubio released a video last month which he showed last week on the matter.

“We live in a rapidly changing economy that has left millions of working Americans at risk of being left behind. Globalization has created a world where corporate profits go up, while wages sometimes remain flat. At the same time, starting and raising a family is more expensive than it’s ever been,” Rubio says in the video. “In this time of great disruption and insecurity, our country needs an economy that works for all Americans. One that stops the erosion of the American dream. One that works for both the laid-off factory worker and the immigrant family of a bartender and maid—and all of their children.

“So when we passed the new tax law, we worked to make sure that it would help working class families of teachers and firefighters and home health aides. The Child Tax Credit is the biggest provision to help working families. It puts money directly back into their pockets,” Rubio adds."The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubles this tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per child, which helps more than 90 million American families. That’s real money. And we won’t stop there. Starting and raising a family should not bankrupt working Americans. That’s why we need to find a conservative solution to provide paid family leave in a fiscally-responsible way. This is something I will continue to work with my colleagues to make a priority and to pass. As Ronald Reagan once said, we are going to make it economical to raise children again.

“I want my message to be clear: if you work hard, pay your taxes, and start a family, you are doing immense good for our country in a time when we need stable families more than we ever have. Republicans have a chance to be the party that fights for our workers, while fighting for our families and at the same time, growing our economy,” Rubio says in conclusion. “These important changes to the tax code will make the difficult, but deeply important, job of raising kids just a little bit easier. And that, that’s worth doing.”

Last year, Rubio and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s, R-Utah, teamed up on a proposal to expand the child tax credit. Under their “Economic Growth and Family Fairness Tax Plan,” Rubio and Lee called for allowing an additional $2,500 tax credit to families with children while keeping the current $1,000 tax credit per child in place. Rubio and Lee got much of what they wanted, raising the per-child tax credit to from $1,000 to $2,000 and increasing the credit to working class families  to $1,400.


For a long time, the Republicans have been saying that 47% of Americans don't pay any income tax at all ... so ... what good are additional or increased "tax credits" to people who are already excluded from paying income tax?

Democratic lib/socialists support the will of the majority,conservatives only value money the poor DEPLORABLES,they are so stupid they boggle ones mind. To the above contributors ,GET A LIFE FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!!!

Democratic lib/socialists support the will of the majority,conservatives only value money the poor DEPLORABLES,they are so stupid they boggle ones mind. To the above contributors ,GET A LIFE FOR CHRISTS SAKE!!!!!

Where do you live? I live in the United States which has never been governed by the majority, AKA The MOB. Seems you don't know our government is a Constitutional Republic. That's very sad.

Oh look another I really really love Barak Rubio love fest presented to the gentle readers by the pom pom shaking "look at me my name's Kevin and I'm a pretty pretty cheer leader" fluff article. How do you keep coming up with these??? I sure hope Barak Rubio [the socialist - obstructionist - idiot - back stabbing never Trumper - Jeb Bush wanna be] is slipping the publication some major $$$"green"$$$. Or at the very least least slipping "look at me I'm Kevin the pretty pretty cheer leader" a few $$$"C notes"$$$ under the table.

Marco thinks by calling his proposal a " conservative solution" conservatives wont realize it's nothing more than liberal and socialistic.

A frantic Marco Polio "publicly sucks on his water bottle" once again: We "know" you Marco,..We're just never too sure we like you (You constantly seem too intent on becoming the "new" John "Songbird" McCain of the Senate on EVERY issue, legitimate OR contrived...) You "need to get out more" Marco: your "actions" are like those as have put "Zippy, the ride-along-rocketeer Nelson" on the "slippery slide to oblivion"..... (Take note Marco, set your sights further into America than 'Cuban solidarity' and 'hispanic entitlement'...)

You need help. Smh

Marco Rubio aka Little Marco is on a self-destructive path to oblivion. He seems to want a say on every issue, even when they are decisive. Being for "Family Leave" is being for a tax on businesses. Has Democrat support but is losing his party. Playing to Liberal issues is crazy since Liberals will never vote for him. In the words of Aristotle, "A Friend to all is a friend to none." When he gets into a primary an is measured up against a Conservative, he will be squashed. I for one do not trust him. Just sayin......

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