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America is a world leader in allowing private companies to levy taxes on its citizens, including (stay with me here), *a tax on paying your taxes*.

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In most of the world, tax authorities prepare everyone's returns, sending a form with all their tax details - collected from employers and other regulated entities, like pension funds and commodities brokers, who must report income to the tax office.

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As the Superintendent of Denver Public Schools, I saw daily how growing up in poverty can shape a child's future.

Over the next few weeks, I'll highlight how the #ChildTaxCredit benefited over 60 million kids and why I've been relentlessly advocating for it. 🧵
Since I joined the Senate, I've been pushing for an expanded, more inclusive #ChildTaxCredit to cut child poverty.

We got it done in 2021, reducing the child poverty rate by almost half, according to @CenterOnBudget. Now, we need to make it permanent. Image
With the #ChildTaxCredit, we dramatically cut child poverty in Black and Latino communities.

Before 2020, 1 in 6 Black children were living below the poverty line. In 2021, thanks to the CTC, that number was 1 in 12 -- which is still outrageous. Image
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Our latest paper out today @Health_Affairs shows mental health benefits of 2021 #ChildTaxCredit for the lowest-income families. The CTC provided monthly payments for virtually all US families to address pandemic financial hardships.… @RWJF @NIMHgov 1/
We also found that CTC had larger benefits for Black & Hispanic families, who suffered even greater economic & health burdens during the pandemic. This translates into important reductions in disparities for families of poorest children. @ia4phs @ChildDefender @ChildrensHW 2/
Unfortunately, Congress did not renew CTC in Dec 2021. Other studies found worse food insecurity since then. US is among the only high-income countries not to provide basic income support for families with kids.… @JuliaRaifman @shaferpr @OppforHealthLab 3/
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2022 is coming to an end and we still aren’t seeing movement from policymakers to make the expanded #ChildTaxCredit permanent.

If you’re still wondering about how this policy could change millions of lives, read on for a recap. 1/6 🧵
When the temporary expanded #CTC was introduced, it “aided millions of low-and middle-income families during the pandemic and helped cut child poverty nearly in half.”

In doing so, it became the most effective anti-poverty policy in U.S. history. 2/6…
As the #ChildTaxCredit started to change people’s lives for the better, it was suddenly taken away, slipping families with children back into poverty.

The added pain of inflation has only put basic needs even further out of reach. 3/6…
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The top tax policy priority in year-end negotiations should be delivering the full #ChildTaxCredit to 19M children who now get < the full amount or zero b/c their families’ incomes are too low.
Our new report w/ state-by-state numbers on these children:…
The business community is pressing Congress to pass corporate tax cuts– undoing provisions of the Trump tax law that offset some of the cost of huge corporate rate cuts. The #ChildTaxCredit is a far higher priority & certainly no corporate tax cuts should proceed w/o the #CTC.
As the success of the #AmericanRescuePlan showed, a high rate of child poverty is a policy choice. The year-end tax negotiations are the time when policymakers should choose to lower child poverty, not push it higher. Image
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I know facts can be stubborn, but one of the very first plans I released in this campaign was a plan to make things more affordable for Missourians.

🧵Allow me to break it down for you step by step:
We need to prevent another supply chain crisis like the baby formula shortage. We must prevent the next crisis by investing in American manufacturing, breaking up corporate monopolies, and ensuring our negotiated trade agreements allow for the quick import of basic necessities.
We need to increase support for American farmers and bring food prices down. This year, American farmers are slated to spend $40 billion more in farm production expenses, as compared to 2020. In the Senate, I will prioritize fixing supply chain issues that impact our farmers.
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Census data released last week show that as the country and labor market continued to recover from the pandemic, a rapidly growing share of adults were working a substantial amount of the year.
The fact that this rise was similar for parents and non-parents alike should ease concerns that the monthly #ChildTaxCredit would cause large numbers of parents to choose not to work.
In fact, 2021 shows it’s possible for a historic rebound in steady work to coincide with a historic strengthening of government support that drove a record decline in child poverty. Let’s look at the numbers.
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HISTORIC GAINS FOR CHILDREN: Today’s @uscensusbureau data show that the expanded #ChildTaxCredit drove a record-breaking drop in child poverty in 2021.
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The #ChildTaxCredit expansion drove a record-breaking drop in child poverty: from 9.7% in 2020 to 5.2% in 2021. Without the expansion, it would have been 8.1% in 2021 & 2.1 million more kids would have been in poverty, Census calculated.…
The #ChildTaxCredit expansion lifted 2.1 million children out of poverty in 2021. This included 752,000 Latino children, 650,000 white children, 600,000 Black children, and 56,000 Asian children, Census calculated. See Table 2 here:…
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Predicted but no less stunning decline (9.7% to 5.2%) in child poverty (using Census Bureau's preferred alternative poverty measure) from 2020-2021 driven largely by enhanced #ChildTaxCredit, which Congress failed to extend. Image
No single transfer program did more to keep children--5.3 million people overall, a majority of whom were children--out of poverty in 2021 than the enhanced #ChildTaxCredit Image
We achieved the lowest child poverty rate (under the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure, which accounts for tax credits) on record, thanks largely to the #AmericanRescuePlan's now-expired enhanced #ChildTaxCredit. Congress should find a way to renew this policy ASAP. Image
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1/Rand Paul was PA born, TX raised, and groomed to take a Kentuckians job. KY elected Paul to the US Senate in 2011. Before passing a single piece of legislation to benefit Kentuckians, Senator Paul used his position to run for President in 2016. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #Kentucky
2/#Rand Paul pretends to live in Kentucky. The average home 🏡 size in KY is 1,750 sq. ft. He really lives in 6,000 sq. ft. Pittsburgh luxury villa with 6 Bedrooms, 5 baths and a pool. #Paulsnot4KY #Kentucky @winchestersun #fancyfarm
3/Rand Paul was never a Kentucky Wildcat, Cardinal, Hilltopper, or Colonel. Paul paid tuition to be a Duke Blue Devil with Christian Laettner. #Paulsnot4KY #RandPaul #BBN #GoCards @WKUSports #GoBigE #waddy
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Rev. Camille Henderson-Edwards opens with prayer: “God, it is in this moment that we invoke your Spirit, that you would hear our fervent cries for justice, for equity, and for action.” #ReconcileNow #CloseTheCoverageGap
“We live in the poorest states in the nation, states with the highest rates of maternal deaths and chronic illnesses, where more hospitals close each year. We know it’s no coincidence that the majority of Southerners in the Medicaid coverage gap are Black & Latino” -Cindy Ji
“The solution is simple. Congress already designed a fix to the Medicaid coverage gap. If they fail to act now, that means abandoning the health of women and people of color in our communities for the foreseeable future.” -Cindy Ji of @CDFTexas #CloseTheCoverageGap
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Interesting points by @DavidAFrench, including his support for @MittRomney’s Family Security Act 2.0 with @SenatorBurr and @SteveDaines.

However, that bill creates some pretty awful and tragic disparities in how it adds pregnant women to the Child Tax Credit. (1)
@DavidAFrench @MittRomney @SenatorBurr @SteveDaines First, it adds pregnant women but excludes parents who do not have Social Security numbers.

How are parents defined? How do you prove that in the womb? What about the child who, if born here, is a citizen?

This rather tragically undermines adding the CTC to pregnant women. (2)
@DavidAFrench @MittRomney @SenatorBurr @SteveDaines Second, the summary reads, “A family must have earned $10,000 in the prior year to receive the full benefit…..”

This harms young adults, single moms, people with disabilities, families who survived an economic recession, farmers dealing with a crop failure, etc. (3)
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Fading Family Lines- Women and Men Without Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren in 19th, 20th and 21st Century Northern Sweden…
#FamilyLineage, #SwedishPopulationStudy, #LineageExtinction, #AdulthoodMortality
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#HighFrequencyElectroMagneticWaves, #CopperPairs, #ScientificInvestigation
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/09/2022…
Global supply chain risk and resilience | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal…
#GlobalSupplyChains, #EconomicAnalysis, #risk, #resilience, #robustness
Researchers Identify 'Master Problem' Underlying All Cryptography | Quanta Magazine…
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NEW from @Robert_t_Orr: Renewing the expanded #ChildTaxCredit for ALL ages is the best way forward.

But a child allowance for children ages 6 and younger is the next best option.

Why? Because young kids are the most likely to face poverty.

Workers only hit their peak earnings years between 35 and 54. So young parents tend to have fewer financial resources to invest in their child’s needs.
Parents of young children tend to be young themselves and are less stable financially.

But telling parents they have to wait until they have kids until they are financially stable isn't the answer here. That would have negative impacts on families and society.
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Thread: Policymakers need to find a path to a compromise #BuildBackBetter bill that makes significant progress toward more broadly shared prosperity, is based in evidence, and can pass.

See new @CenteronBudget analysis:…
Economic insecurity was widespread even prior to the pandemic. 1 in 4 households couldn’t afford adequate food, shelter, or utilities at some point between 2014-2016.
Insecurity went well beyond households that had incomes below the #poverty line. Many middle-income households couldn’t pay their bills in at least one year, sometimes because their incomes fell or costs rose.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/01/2022…
Omicron's wave is at least 386% taller than delta's—and it's crushing hospitals | Ars Technica…
#OmicronVariant, #transmissibility, #HealthCareSystemCapacity
How can battery-powered aircraft get off the ground?…
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What the Child Tax Credit fight says about America - @DrRichBesser & @DAcevedoGarcia - The Hill

#ChildTaxCredit #InvestInKids #CutChildPoverty (1)
On Child Tax Credit expiration:

“no help came this past week because we let the expanded credit expire during an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and with prices rising on everything from groceries to utility bills.” - @DrRichBesser @DAcevedoGarcia (2)
“The expanded credit kept at least 3 million children out of poverty every month between July and November, leading to a 30 percent decline in child poverty rates overall.” - @DrRichBesser @DAcevedoGarcia

#CutChildPoverty (3)
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1/We are celebrating @POTUS’s first year in office, reflecting on the progress we’ve made and looking forward to where we are going, toward greater equity, prosperity, and sustainability for all. Read & RT to spread the word! Very long 🧵
2/@POTUS is delivering the largest investment in safe, clean drinking water.

Learn about the Infrastructure Act & funding to address contaminants so that clean drinking 💦 flows freely through all of our homes, schools & businesses.…
3/@POTUS initiated an unprecedented vaccination program & ramped up measures to protect people against Covid & save lives.

65% of Pennsylvanians are fully vaccinated + more are getting vaccinated & boosted every day.

🔎 PA Covid Vaccination dashboard:…
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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THREAD: Democracy is under assault in Wisconsin—but we’ve been fighting back. Read on for how we’ve sprinted through 2021—and then click to donate so we can hit our year-end goal & ramp up the fight in 2022!
Before we dig into our review of 2021, let’s set the stage—for why anyone outside Wisconsin should care about this state in the first place. Simply put: what happens in politics here shapes the course of the nation.
Wisconsin is the most evenly divided state in the country. 4 of the last 6 presidential elections have come down to less than 1%. In 2020, President Biden won WI by 20,682 votes—a 0.6% margin. In 2018, Gov Evers won by 1.1% As a result, every election here is a titanic battle.
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I’m the House sponsor of the #BuildBackBetter Act, and I can tell you that Joe Manchin’s reasons for opposing this legislation are complete BS. I don’t know if he doesn’t get it or just doesn’t care, but the American people will pay the price.
Senator Manchin will sleep tonight not worrying about how to pay for childcare or care for an elderly relative. He won’t suffer when the #ChildTaxCredit runs out or China buries our budding green job sector.
If Senator Manchin sticks to today’s statement, nearly every West Virginia family will suffer. Most Americans will suffer.

This is not representation, it’s betrayal.
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