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house Bill H.R. 3833

Should the Child Tax Credit be Doubled and Made Available to More Families?

Argument in favor

Working families need more money in their pockets, and increasing the child tax credit would be an efficient way to get them the support they need to support their children.

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10/05/2017
I chose yea just because I know how burdensome children can be. That being said, there should be a tax credit for NOT having children. We are over populated and absorbing too many resources as is.
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10/05/2017
The American families who have suffered the most between overseas trading and markets and neoliberal economics here at home have been those where both parents work at minimum wage jobs or work in their own small businesses. In many cases, their difficulties have contributed to the increase in child poverty or near-poverty. Increasing the Child Tax Credit is one way to help them. No one should have to work full-time or multiple part-time jobs and still be unable to feed and clothe their children properly!
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Diana's Opinion
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10/05/2017
Only actual taxpayers should be eligible for this credit - not the welfare recipients who add nothing to the government coffers. It isn't right and it places the burden back on the backs of the middle class families who do earn a living to do otherwise.
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Argument opposed

Adjusting the level of the child tax credit won’t do enough to help working families take care of their kids, as it would benefit wealthier taxpayers with more children.

Jacob's Opinion
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10/05/2017
How about this: stop the tax credits altogether. Set up a tax system that takes into account all these factors that we give tax credits for, and actually tax the highest earners and wealthiest people (not necessarily earners) to fairly pay for necessary items like social security, education (K-12, Community College, Public Universities), universal healthcare, etc...
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Steve's Opinion
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10/05/2017
No way! All we do is reward people for having children, though each individual born puts a strain on the budget. infrastructure, environment, etc., etc. If you can’t afford to provide for kids, don’t have them.
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Jennifer's Opinion
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10/05/2017
Absolutely not! Our biggest environmental threat is overpopulation- we need incentives for FEWER children. And If you can't afford to have children, then don't have them. There are ways to get contraception at no or minimal cost. Other tax payers should not be burdened.
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      Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedSeptember 26th, 2017
    I chose yea just because I know how burdensome children can be. That being said, there should be a tax credit for NOT having children. We are over populated and absorbing too many resources as is.
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    How about this: stop the tax credits altogether. Set up a tax system that takes into account all these factors that we give tax credits for, and actually tax the highest earners and wealthiest people (not necessarily earners) to fairly pay for necessary items like social security, education (K-12, Community College, Public Universities), universal healthcare, etc...
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    No way! All we do is reward people for having children, though each individual born puts a strain on the budget. infrastructure, environment, etc., etc. If you can’t afford to provide for kids, don’t have them.
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    The American families who have suffered the most between overseas trading and markets and neoliberal economics here at home have been those where both parents work at minimum wage jobs or work in their own small businesses. In many cases, their difficulties have contributed to the increase in child poverty or near-poverty. Increasing the Child Tax Credit is one way to help them. No one should have to work full-time or multiple part-time jobs and still be unable to feed and clothe their children properly!
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    Only actual taxpayers should be eligible for this credit - not the welfare recipients who add nothing to the government coffers. It isn't right and it places the burden back on the backs of the middle class families who do earn a living to do otherwise.
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    Even with this doubling of the Child Credit , it’s still not enough. People who who say “NO” because rich people receive the same credit have rich people envy. Those rich people pay over 50% of all income tax. It’s our money, we earned it, but Government would be happy to leave us 10%. Socialism doesn’t work, just learn of Venezuela or Puerto Rico. After 20 years, PR will be ready for 51 with a modern society and modern architecture. But then, they may not want the high taxes of being 51.
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    Absolutely not! Our biggest environmental threat is overpopulation- we need incentives for FEWER children. And If you can't afford to have children, then don't have them. There are ways to get contraception at no or minimal cost. Other tax payers should not be burdened.
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    Only if accompanied by something for single taxpayers who are consistently disadvantaged by things like this. Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the government promoting the family (and they should), but we should finally incorporate people who don’t want to deal with that.
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    Nothing for single taxpayers?
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    How about a tax credit for taxpayers without children. I'm sick of subsidizing other people's children. Reproduce responsibly or not at all.
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    People who choose to have children should pay more taxes.
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    Stop discrimination against singles
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    The environmental impact of large families is too great. I'd rather not incentivize having children. I'd vote for sex Ed and fed funding for family planning orgs like planned parenthood.
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    The child credit is high enough, why should the families that use the most resources pay less?
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    Unless is raises taxes on the wealthiest 1%, I disagree that it will help working Americans. This world is overpopulated and still increasing, which leads to so many environmental and climate problems. We should give more tax credits to the people who opt to adopt or foster children rather than contributing to the problem of overpopulation.
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    I'm tired of getting barely any taxes back while others seem to be able to get more and more taxes back! Make the system fair. Why should we all support everyone's children at the expense of our own taxes? I'm tired of supporting everyone but myself.
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    Proud parent of two and I choose not to contribute to our national debt. That extra $1000 can be found elsewhere in your own budget (i.e. stop paying for: latest iPhone, Starbucks, CableTV, etc.) and you wouldn’t need to burden taxpayers and minimize our ability to pay towards our debts.
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    Instead of helping those who have more children, instead fund planned parenthood and sexual education.
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    Having a child is a choice. I don’t want to have to pay for someone else choice to reproduce. The government already provides education, healthcare, infrastructure, etc. I’d argue to make adoption more affordable if people want big families. But please stop incentivizing producing more children.
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    If you can't afford them, don't make them!
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