MP Judy Chu (D-CA) shattered the lie spread by Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republicans that child tax credits are against work.
Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) calls on the Republican lie that child tax credits are anti-labor legislation for #Velshi. Senator Marco Rubio handed him the head to Rep. 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 child tax credits were anti-labor laws.
Representative Chu replied:
I would like to know what happened to the Republicans. You are the first one initiated the child tax credit in 1997. It was a non-partisan vote in a Republican-controlled Congress. And then in 2017 they expanded the child tax credit of $ 1,000 or more per child to $ 2,000 per child. They have supported that in the past. What’s the problem now?
Let me tell you something, over 97% of families who have the Child tax deduction works. You are actually active Work. So that’s an extra help that you can make sure that you can pay for it Necessities, especially during in times of Covid. It is necessary for them to be can look into the future.
And just let me say you don’t Lose the child tax credit if you do Job. There is no deterrent for Job. The international proof is actually quite clear, the vastness Majority of countries that this unconditional child benefit have more workers Participation rates than in the US
Republicans are pro-child poverty
The Republican Party is the party of child poverty. Rubio and the Republicans argue against a tax credit, not a government program to lift millions of children out of poverty and cut child poverty in the United States in half.
Biden’s child tax credit is historic.
The response from Republicans to ensuring that millions of American children are not poor is tragic.
The so-called Family Values Party is so hostile to children that it wants to keep American families poor and threatened by COVID in order to protect companies from paying more taxes.
Mr. Easley is the executive editor of the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association