Four Conservative Opinions about the Child Tax Credit

Kill it? Leave it? Rejigger it? Expand it?

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE T hanks to a new proposal from Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet, the child tax credit is once again at the center of an intra-conservative debate. As I hinted a few days back, there are a lot of different right-of-center takes on the credit because different conservative principles tug in different directions.

My goal here is to provide a quick overview of what different right-wing camps think and why. But first, a tutorial on how the child tax credit, most recently adjusted during the 2017 tax reform, works today.

When you receive a tax credit, you subtract the amount of the credit from


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