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Clinton, Trump Bring Child Care Issues to the 2016 Stump

Perhaps at his daughter’s urging, he seems to have come around to the idea that child care is expensive, at least for most people. His Detroit speech said that his plan includes “offering much-needed relief to American families.” In an emailed statement after the speech, Trump said his plan would provide ”credit to stay-at-home caregivers” and that  ”to provide benefits to lower-income taxpayers who may not benefit from the deduction, the plan also allows parents to exclude child care expenses from half of their payroll taxes—increasing their paycheck income each week.” Katharine Stevens, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, said Trump’s child-care deduction proposal wouldn’t offer relief to the families who need it most.