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Ivanka Trump Slams Hillary Clinton for Lack of Action on Family Leave

Ivanka Trump Slams Hillary Clinton for Lack of Action on Family Leave

Ivanka Trump joins dad's presidential campaign, she made a decision to support Trump's child care policy, which Republican nominee unveiled on Tuesday.

"He will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all", she said.

The main thrust of Mr. Trump's plan involves a reordering of the tax code so working parents can take an income tax deduction for care of up to four children and older-adult dependants. With some 24 million households in that category, the child-care tax break would cost the government $158 billion a year.

"His "maternity leave" plan is demeaning and damaging as it's only available to women, not sufficient to provide support to working families and paid for by raiding unemployment insurance", Clinton senior policy advisor Maya Harris told The Hill.

Angela Rachidi at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, said that Trump's adjustments to his proposal show he is trying to make it less regressive and that he seems to share Clinton's goals of helping families pay for child care.

Clinton, though, has questioned the possibility of achieving paid family leave in the current political climate.

Ivanka Trump says that the United States needs "to create policies that champion all parents".

To offset the cost, Clinton would raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

Trump's proposed Dependent Care Savings Accounts could be financed by tax-deductible contributions and tax-free appreciation, and parents could use them to finance traditional childcare, after-school programs and tuition for private schools, as well as elder care for aged parents.

Clinton, meanwhile, proposes that no family should spend more than 10 percent of its income on child care.

Rep. Kevin Brady (R., Texas), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said he hadn't reviewed details of Mr. Trump's plan, saying only that the nominee's overall tax package "is very close to the House Republican blueprint". A call for mandated paid family leave failed to make it into the official GOP platform this summer and no other Republican presidential nominee in 2016 proposed anything as far reaching.

Donald Trump's employees are not all eligible to receive eight weeks paid parental leave, according to a new report, contrary to Ivanka Trump's and the Trump Organization's head of human resources' claims.

The Trump campaign estimated that individual taxpayers could save as much as $1,200 per year.

After he said that, a baby squealed. Only 11% of American workers are covered by paid family leave programs. Subsidized care could be a big help to the parents who are paying 30% and 40% and even more of their income for daycare, but it would also be very expensive. When talking about having children with his wife Melania in a 2005 Howard Stern interview, Trump said: "I mean, I won't do anything to take care of them".

Trump also skipped over it during a 20-minute speech in Philadelphia to introduce the policy. Trump states his plan would increase the cap associated with this tax credit, shorten the recapture period, and devise ways for companies to pool resources in order to make the credit more attractive.

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