One year ago, we were hearing a lot about the 47 percent, the percentage of Americans Mitt Romney said were not paying any federal income taxes.
Now, Utah Sen. Mike Lee is pushing a plan to add a federal child income tax credit of $2,500 per child on top of the current $1,000. Lee says this is in order to reward parents who are bearing the load of raising the next generation of adults, who, once they are grown, educated and contributing to society, will more than amply repay any credits their parents received from Washington.
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has nearly 40 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.