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MealDramatic1885

He’s forgetting to say that the $300 per month is a portion of the yearly child tax credit people typically get once a year. It’s just spread out over month to month. We would be getting this way but apparently they would rather us struggle month to month. Republicans call that “incentive.”


jafinn

I find it weird that apparently so many people will be for/against something based on what it's called. At this stage, I'm sure plenty of Americans would suddenly be against guns if the government started handing them out and called it socialism.


reticular_formation

Let’s try it


IzzetReally

At the univeristy in my hometown, they have a program that just used to be called "machine-engineer". A few years ago they renamed one of the directions you can take within the program "product design" and markeded the program with that title in the headline. Same program, same jobs after, nothing changed but the name. Went from sub 5% female applicants to about 30%, just because of a name change that made it sound less like a classic male-dominated program.


evil_timmy

If you think taking care of a child is somehow not either costing or worth $300/mo, and also haven't done a thing to make pre-K care more accessable, you may be an out-of-touch GOP Senator.


Skeptical_Devil

This dude is really bitching about $300 per child. When I had to put my kids in day care so I could work, it was $700 per month per child just for the day care. If I could have stayed home with them to be their caregiver, I would have, but all the other expenses of raising children are even bigger than the expense of childcare. Believe me, no one is choosing not to work for a measly $300 dollars. They may be lazy, but there are lazy people in every corner of society, and in the majority of cases, it's because they can't get jobs. They're undereducated, they are caregiver to a parent, they can't afford presentable clothing for the job interview, the list of legitimate reasons goes on. But the more extreme a person's poverty, the more difficult it is for them to find work. That $300 dollars might help, but it sure as hell isn't enough for anyone to say, "hey, I'm just going to stay home with my 3 kids and live on $900 a month, yay."


Oraxy51

Seriously, if anything that $900 is stimulating the economy because now parents can buy their kids food and clothes and maybe actually send them to the science center for $5 so they can learn about some cool shit instead of stuck outside playing with stick while mom works 2 jobs


tidus89

My daycare is $300 per week per child…


marcusmosh

I bet Marco would love to have the children and their parents put to work in whatever factory or company whose pocket he is in.


Adexavus

He thinks everycountry that isn't America, is socialist, including Cuba, which he tries to use scary buzz words to deter people whom were descendents of that place.


properu

Beep boop -- this looks like a screenshot of a tweet! Let me grab a [link to the tweet](https://twitter.com/marcorubio/status/1450814489209806851) for ya :) ^(Twitter Screenshot Bot)


Psgxo

Sorry for being ignorant but if families do not earn above a certain amount of money in the US do they not get government benefits? I genuinely thought that was something most countries did. Hope it gets passed one day. Will help a lot of families


funadulttimes

No, they do. Government benefits aren’t as strong in the US as in other developed countries but they do exist. What’s being discussed here is the Child Tax Credit, which is an existing tax credit for low and moderate income families. As part of Covid relief, they temporarily changed it so that families could receive the payments monthly instead of all at once when they file their taxes, as well as expanding eligibility. It’s supposed to expire at the end of 2021 but Democrats want to extend it through at least 2025.


berryblue69

Rubio needs to go back to worrying about ufos and aliens and leave the politics to rationale sane people (so no republicans)


hurrythisup

So they are not ok with this, but are fine with raising the work time to 11pm for 14 year Olds. A kid going to school from 8:30am-3:30pm, the working from 4:00pm-11:00pm has no time for school work,friends or sleep yet a lot of Republicans wanted them in school before covid shots were available because to do otherwise was detrimental to their mental health...Fucking clowns 1 and all.


SarcasticAndSmartGuy

I assume this guy is rather fond of industrial age standards then.


iced327

WE DIDN'T BUILD A SOCIETY ON TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND HUMAN ENPATHY SO THAT WE COULD MAKE EVERYONE'S LIFE BETTER. THAT'S SOOCICAAILALSMSIISSMM


PedalboardDoppio

Rubio's going pretty low effort on the profile pic lately, huh?


fordprefect294

I love that these fuckers think Bernie comes anywhere close to the 'radical left'


gunslingerfry1

We don't let children work ever senator with or without the 300. Or are you suggesting child labor is the American way?


capsaicinintheeyes

I know it's not 10 year olds in coal mines or anything, but: https://wislawjournal.com/2021/10/20/wisconsin-senate-approves-longer-work-hours-for-teenagers/


moose2332

Someone didn't raise their children if he thinks that $300/month is enough to take care of a child