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Trump Family Matters

I wrote today about President Trump’s plans to help parents.

The central premises behind these policies are correct. Parents pay too large a share of the tax burden; government policies to help families should leave decisions about child care to them; and these policies should not be financed in a way that makes employers leery of hiring or promoting women of child-bearing age.

But the campaign’s specific plan was not well-designed. . . .

I go on to suggest how Trump could improve (and simplify) his plan.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.