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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ron Paul - Good idea

WA: A step in the right direction for financially struggling parents of young children. Think it'll pass?

Now, Rep. Paul, how about attacking the "No Child Left Behind" and acting to allow educators to educate instead of Bush?

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Congressman Ron Paul Cosponsors "The Right Start Child Care and Education Act"

September 12, 2007

Washington , DC - Congressman Ron Paul has signed on as a cosponsor of legislation that would ease the tax burden on America ’s parents, struggling with child care expenses.

The Right Start Child Care and Education Act of 2007 is a comprehensive reform that increases the existing child care tax credit to $5,000 (from $2,400) for the first child and $10,000 for the second. It also increases the current business tax credit for providing child care services at work from $150,000 a year to $225,000. And it creates the “Right Start Child Care Professional” tax credit to encourage college graduates to choose child care as a profession.

Between the income tax, sales tax, property tax, gas tax, capital gains tax, the cost of regulatory compliance and various licenses and fees, an average of 52% of national income goes to government in one form or another. According to Americans for Prosperity, Texans work more than half the year just to pay for government.

The Dependent and Child Care Tax Credit has been increased only once in the last 25 years. Yet, inflation and child care costs are on the rise and have become the next largest expense after mortgage or rent for most families with young children.

“With a mountain of taxes to pay, having one parent stay at home is no longer a viable option for many Americans. The least the government can do for parents making these difficult decisions is to ease the tax burden on them and make it more economical for places of employment to provide on-site child care. Repealing all income taxes is my ultimate goal, but this bill, which allows American parents to keep more of their own money, is a step in the right direction.” Stated Congressman Paul.

COMMENT:

enigma4ever said...

Good to see you...so funny..I watched the Debate today...and Ron is SOoooo NOT repub...they cringe when he opens his mouth.....* I had not heard about this act- thank you...more to read ;-)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:01:00 PM

Daniel said...

It's amazing, isn't it, the way the capitalist system works.

The rich set up a system whereby both parents have to work and kids are now brought up by childcare workers (or by obliging grandparents). With two incomes, families can better afford to buy the junk that Big Business makes (junk that is destroying our world) while the government gets a double tax-take which enables it to finance its wars to gain control over scarce resources like oil so that Big Business can continue making profits.

So the merry-go-round goes round and round while the wealthy get even richer and our world becomes uninhabitable and kids don't know what parents are.

How did we let this happen?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:59:00 PM

Farnsworth68 said...

Ron Paul has some excellent things going for him (e.g. being against the Iraq War), but his platform is at its core Libertarian, and I disagree with most of the movements basic tenets. For example, I believe that government has a strong responsibility and a "sacred" duty to do certain things (feed the hungry, house the homeless, ensure universal health care, etc) that are anathema to the Libertarians.
I do not subscribe to the anti-liberal propaganda that Saint Ronald spouted, him and his "government is not the solution, government is the problem" bullshit.
I worked in state government for 31 years, and I saw, up close and personal, the change for the worse in the public's perception of government employees and the services we provided that this attitude spawned.

Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:16:00 AM

Worried American said...

There is much of Paul's platform with which I agree and much of which I disagree. However, I admire his honesty. Unlike so many of our current politicians who babble and promise what the public wants to hear, then undercut the programs little by little and create more and more hardship for the working poor and hard core poor (and elderly, like me and Granny)

The Bush administration and media lap dogs hype great and wonderful $1.oo increases in benefits (looky here what we're doing for you!) but quietly CUT $100.00 worth of programs. In the decade that I have been on SS and public assistance, I have seen my pitifully small income almost double and yet my disposable income reduced to almost nothing as a result of the cuts to aid and benefits.

And I am NOT a member of the hardcore poor either. Until my dear husband abandoned me for his foreign maid, I enjoyed nearly a 6 figure income - back when that sum actually meant something. We paid in plenty of taxes, also, on both personal income and from our business when we owned one.

I don't think that any one candidate will meet all our expectations. We are basically placed in the unenviable position of voting not for the best man but for the one with the least drawbacks. The lesser of two evils.

Thank you for visiting us, Farnswoth, and for your input.

Daniel: I dunno. Sigh!

Thursday, December 13, 2007 4:38:00 PM

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4 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, December 12, 2007 9:01:00 PM , Blogger enigma4ever said...

    Good to see you...so funny..I watched the Debate today...and Ron is SOoooo NOT repub...they cringe when he opens his mouth.....* I had not heard about this act- thank you...more to read ;-)

     
  • At Wednesday, December 12, 2007 10:59:00 PM , Blogger Daniel said...

    It's amazing, isn't it, the way the capitalist system works.

    The rich set up a system whereby both parents have to work and kids are now brought up by childcare workers (or by obliging grandparents). With two incomes, families can better afford to buy the junk that Big Business makes (junk that is destroying our world) while the government gets a double tax-take which enables it to finance its wars to gain control over scarce resources like oil so that Big Business can continue making profits.

    So the merry-go-round goes round and round while the wealthy get even richer and our world becomes uninhabitable and kids don't know what parents are.

    How did we let this happen?

     
  • At Thursday, December 13, 2007 2:16:00 AM , Blogger Farnsworth68 said...

    Ron Paul has some excellent things going for him (e.g. being against the Iraq War), but his platform is at its core Libertarian, and I disagree with most of the movements basic tenets. For example, I believe that government has a strong responsibility and a "sacred" duty to do certain things (feed the hungry, house the homeless, ensure universal health care, etc) that are anathema to the Libertarians.
    I do not subscribe to the anti-liberal propaganda that Saint Ronald spouted, him and his "government is not the solution, government is the problem" bullshit.
    I worked in state government for 31 years, and I saw, up close and personal, the change for the worse in the public's perception of government employees and the services we provided that this attitude spawned.

     
  • At Thursday, December 13, 2007 4:38:00 PM , Blogger Worried American said...

    There is much of Paul's stand with which I agree and much of which I disagree. However, I admire his honesty. Unlike so many of our current politicians who babble and promise what the public wants to hear, then undercut the programs little by little and create more and more hardship for the working poor and hard core poor (and elderly, like me and Granny)

    The Bush administration and media lap dogs hype great and wonderful $1.oo increases in benefits (looky here what we're doing for you!) but quietly CUT $100.00 worth of programs. In the decade that I have been on SS and public assistance, I have seen my pitifully small income almost double and yet my disposable income reduced to almost nothing as a result of the cuts to aid and benefits.

    And I am NOT a member of the hardcore poor either. Until my dear husband abandoned me for his foreign maid, I enjoyed nearly a 6 figure income - back when that sum actually meant something. We paid in plenty of taxes, also, on both personal income and from our business when we owned one.

    I don't think that any one candidate will meet all our expectations. We are basically placed in the unenviable position of voting not for the best man but for the one with the least drawbacks. The lesser of two evils.

    Thank you for visiting us, Farnswoth, and for your input.

    Daniel: I dunno. Sigh!

     

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