Blogs 4 Brownback

March 22, 2007

Sam Brownback Supports Families

Filed under: Family,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 5:11 pm

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.

— Psycheout


  1. Thanks for stopping by Right Truth and commenting. I had not noticed that Brownback was not on that poll I linked to. But Fred Thompson wasn’t on it either. I’m assuming that’s because Thompson hasn’t officially announced he is running yet. I have to question the results of that poll, don’t you?

    Comment by Debbie — March 22, 2007 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

  2. What about the designated stay at home in gay partnerships?

    Does Sammy’s bill support that?

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  3. I don’t really know, dav. I’m embarrassed to admit that I only just found out about this particular bill. I’ll try to find out more about it.

    But what do you think about what we know about it so far from the linked post?

    It sounds to me like a good step in the right direction and something that both sides of the aisle might be able to embrace.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 7:24 pm | Reply

  4. Wow….Surprislingly reasonable. I am impressed.

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 7:34 pm | Reply

  5. You must be ready to be poked and jabbed at all angels young Jedi, for Troll-fu will make you lose your cool…

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  6. Sorry if I’ve disappointed you. I’m in a good mood tonight.

    Yes, beware the troll. Take a deep breath and reread before pressing “submit comment.” 😀

    I appreciate the advice. I have met many a troll and try not to feed them. It only encourages them to go on the carpet.

    Now, let’s keep future comments on topic. When we have an “open thread” we will say so in the body of the post.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 7:48 pm | Reply

  7. If this tax plan goes through it would indeed be very good news for the middle class, particularly those with families. Having studied the tax code back in law school, I would agree with Brownback that its time to get the social engineering out of the tax code and stop penalizing families.

    Comment by Noonan — March 22, 2007 @ 8:36 pm | Reply

  8. I agree with Noonan. This sounds like a good idea. I wonder what the chances of it going anywhere are though. I don’t think liberals support eliminating the Marriage Penalty.

    I’d like to find out more about this.

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 22, 2007 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

  9. 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.

    This is the type of thing that can really bring America together. There are stay-at-home parents on both sides of the political aisle. More and more people want to be able to work from home. Encouraging businesses to accommodate this has benefits for us all, as it will reduce the number of cars on the road, making commutes easier for everybody else (thus reducing stress and possibly stress-related illnesses) while reducing our dependency on foreign oil, and also decreasing smog and air pollution.

    That’s what I call “leadership,” boys and girls. Sensible, practical solutions that will actually benefit the daily lives of Americans.

    Comment by Lyssie — March 23, 2007 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  10. Well it’s about time and I am glad to see Mr. Brownback is taking the lead on this. Think about all of the things your mothers did while you were growing up. If they don’t deserve some sort of recognition I don’t know who does.

    As much as we might hate it, the days when a man can support his family alone are long gone. Now both people work and when they want to have children the mother either takes a ridiculously short maternity leave and then hands her infant over to strangers while she goes back to work, or she quits her job and the new family tries to struggle on with one income until the child starts school. I sometimes wonder if corporations and the government wants people, especially the middle-class, to have children, they certainly make things difficult but they don’t have any trouble asking us to buy their products.

    Comment by Alan R. — March 24, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  11. […] is so stupid.  And get rid of the idiotic Marriage Penalty too. “People act economically rational,” he said. “They are just not going to do […]

    Pingback by Sam Brownback: Promoting Marriage « Blogs 4 Brownback — April 6, 2007 @ 11:35 am | Reply

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