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What’s Behind New Proposals to Help the American Family?

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What’s Behind New Proposals to Help the American Family?

Mosaic Magazine January 17, 2022
OtherChildren & Family

Democrats and Republicans both seem to think that the family needs help. But they don’t agree on what a family is, or what government support would aim to accomplish.

In recent years, discussions of “family policy” have picked up steam across the political spectrum. On the left, the Democrat-sponsored Build Back Better Act promises subsidized childcare, free universal pre-school services, and an expanded child tax credit, among other things. The Republican senator Mitt Romney of Utah, meanwhile, has proposed a straightforward, monthly cash stipend for families through his Family Security Act.

Continue reading the entire piece here at Mosaic Magazine

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Andy Smarick is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. Follow him on Twitter here.

Photo by RyanJLane/iStock

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