Those familiar with Sam Brownback already know that he cares about life. They also know that he cares about families. This goes without saying, but it needs to be said anyway. Beyond the esoteric, however, what do I really mean by this? Can I present an example? Why, yes I can. I’m glad you asked. From the Illinois Review comes this:
Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE) and Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) announced a bill designed to give tax relief to families with stay at home moms. This bill looks to make up for mistakes in the tax code that penalize parents who chose to stay home and raise their children.
The proposed legislation would allow tax breaks to families with a stay-at-home parent, extend Social Security benefits to parents who leave the work force in order to remain at home with their children and make the current Child Tax Credit permanent. It would also eliminate the Marriage Tax Penalty.
Additionally, the act would also provide breaks for businesses that provide telecommuting opportunities to employees. It would also allow for financial incentives to owning a home-based business. All off this is excellent news for family advocates.
The family has a friend in Senator Brownback. They would also have a friend, with a bully pulpit, in President Brownback. Think about that. Those with families could do no better for themselves to support Sam Brownback’s bid for the 2008 GOP nomination.
Update: Supporting life, supporting families, supporting children: Brownback, Kudlow Help CFF Promote Adoption at Lincoln Center.
Update 2: It’s called The Parents’ Tax Relief Act.
Update 3: Even treehuggers seem to like it.