!! GOP Sens. Rubio & Lee come out swinging against Romney child benefits plan:— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 5, 2021
"We do not support turning the Child Tax Credit into … a ‘child allowance,’ paid out as a universal basic income"
"That is not tax relief for working parents; it is welfare assistance"
By all accounts, Rubio and Lee were the 2 Republican Senators most likely to back Romney's plan.— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 5, 2021
Pretty safe to assume vast majority of GOP will oppose as well if Rubio and Lee are bashing Romney's plan as "welfare."https://t.co/aHSIVr0O3C
Rubio & Lee on Romney plan: “An essential part of being pro-family is being pro-work. Congress should expand the Child Tax Credit without undercutting the responsibility of parents to work to provide for their families.”https://t.co/0ZnDvmrq5M— Jeff Stein (@JStein_WaPo) February 5, 2021
The True Cons caucus is extremely upset about it.
Huey Long best clips 4/13 pic.twitter.com/4c3JpylAdv— Queenfish Sadie Long (@MrsHueyLong) January 19, 2021
Schumer and Warren walking out together for outside presser on student loan debt cancellation.— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) February 4, 2021
Schumer tells me Biden hasn’t committed to do so but believes he’s open to it. pic.twitter.com/I39wB8L0oz
Today is the 16th day that Biden has kept his promise to the rich. pic.twitter.com/rNPsUsOxBd— Has Biden Done Anything Yet? (@WaitingOnBiden) February 4, 2021
What is happening?
Who reprogrammed Mitt Romney?
Why does Mitt Romney suddenly want to give us money? Does Mitt know something that we don’t know about the politics of wealth redistribution?
“If Mitt Romney’s new plan becomes law, you may get up to $350 cash each month for every child that you have.
Here’s what you need to know.
Romney (R-UT) proposed new legislation, The Family Security Act, that would provide monthly cash payments to families with children and revamp the child tax credit. Here’s how it would work:
$350 monthly payments for a child 5 years old and under
$250 monthly payments for a child age 6 to 17
A family can receive a maximum monthly payment of $1,250
The payments begin to phase out above $200,000 (individuals) and $400,000 (married/joint filers) of annual income
Any child with a Social Security Number is eligible
A parent can apply four months before a child’s due date
Romney’s proposal would replace the existing tax credit
“American families are facing greater financial strain, worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, and marriage and birth rates are at an all-time low,” Romney said. …”
“Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday will propose providing at least $3,000 per child to millions of American families, lending bipartisan support to President Biden’s push to dramatically expand child benefits.
Romney’s proposal would provide $4,200 per year for every child up to the age of 6, as well as $3,000 per year for every child age 6 to 17. Senior Democrats are currently drafting legislation as part of their $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal that would provide $3,600 per year for every child up to the age of 6, as well as $3,000 for every child aged 6 to 17 …”
“In 2019, Mitt Romney became the first Senate Republican to endorse a form of child allowance, where all low- and middle-income parents would get a cash benefit to help raise their kids, regardless of whether or not they’re able to work. At the time, the plan was modest, amounting to only $1,500 a year for kids under 6 and $1,000 for kids 6-17.
But on Thursday, Romney went further and proposed the Family Security Act, one of the most generous child-benefit packages ever, regardless of political party. The plan completely overhauls the current child tax credit and turns it from a once-a-year bonus to massive income support, paid out monthly by the Social Security Administration. (The bill text isn’t final, but you can read the Romney team’s summary here.) …”
It is almost like something has changed.
If populist voters now agree on wealth redistribution and could embrace something like the Share Our Wealth agenda along with nods to Trumpism like immigration restriction, anti-globalization and anti-wokeness, what would happen then? It would be worse than Trump, right?
Note: Hispanics seem to really, really hate BLM.