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Background on Families & Children


Child Deductions & Tax Credits

  • The 1997 Tax Relief Act established a per-child tax credit of $400 for 1998, increasing to $500 for 1999.
  • In addition, the tax code allows for a deduction of $2,650 per dependent child.
  • Candidates focus on the social effects of those tax policies as well as deductions for day-care, pre-school, after-school, and others.
  • Some candidates instead focus on how corporations can support families via Family Leave, Flex-Time, and so on. Internet Smut, V-Chip & TV Ratings
  • Internet filters are intended to prohibit children from seeing Internet-based pornography, based on parameters that parents can set up.
  • The ‘V-Chip’ and other ‘choice chips’ allow similar parental oversight of television programs.
  • Television programs, music CDs, video games, and other forms of entertainment may soon carry ratings similar to those in cinemas today (which are voluntarily established by the movie industry). Deadbeat Dads & Child Support
  • On one side, enforcing child support payments improves children’s economic circumstances.
  • On the other side, ‘fatherhood rights’ is beginning to achieve courtroom victories against anti-male bias.
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    Other candidates on Families & Children: Background on other issues:
    Democratic 2016 candidates:
    Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
    Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
    Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
    Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
    Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

    Republican 2016 Prospects:
    Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
    Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
    Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
    Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
    Carly Fiorina(CA)
    Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
    Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
    Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
    Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
    Gov.John Kasich(OH)
    Gov.George Pataki(NY)
    Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
    Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
    Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
    Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
    Donald Trump(NY)
    Gov.Scott Walker(WI)

    Third Party 2016 Prospects:
    Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
    Mayor Mike Bloomberg(I-NYC)
    Dr.Jill Stein(G-MA)
    Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
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