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Published: Monday, Sept. 16 2013 6:11 p.m. MDT

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mcdugall
Murray, UT

Did Mike Lee forget the fact that the US is running a massive deficit and this will only exacerbate the financial burden on future taxpayers...

slpa1
West Jordan, UT

"The legislation does not yet have a co-sponsor"

"This is going to be a process that will take some time for us to get support, but we’re confident that this is the right way to go..."

Us? We? Do you have a mouse in your pocket?

redshirt007
tranquility base, 00

Wow, that's some real mental contortions to justify his pandering.

You want a tax break because eventually your kids will pay taxes? Ya, thanks Dad, I'll have a little more deficit in my future please.

Never mind the cost of educating these little tricycle motors, we'll let other people pay for that.

Don't forget to teach your kids about personal responsibility Mike and friends.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

It is quite amusing to read the entitlement generation advocate for free 'education', free health care, and a host of government programs that do little more than drain sewer water, and then undermine it's greatest strength, children. I'm all for cutting the federal government out of everything that isn't constitutionally mandated (which includes a host of government sponsored departments, the least of which is the Department of Education), but if the current tax system is to stay in its present unconstitutional form, the least it could do is give greater tax relief to those parents who have sacrificed the most and who by belief and action have borne the burden of posterity and shown the greatest patriotism to this country's future by bringing God's greatest gift into it.

Kings Court
Alpine, UT

More Republican style socialism and redistribution of wealth. These so-called Tea Party Republicans are a bunch of posers. I thought they wanted to reduce the deficit. I guess I thought wrong.

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

This will definitely swell the number of people who pay no federal income tax. Then future Republicans can run against them.

The Hammer
lehi, utah

This is the best proposal from Mike Lee yet. Our nation will benefit from families raising kids and this gives incentive for families to have kids and stops them from being financially burdensome on young families. Way to go Mike! Our Economy was built on strong families and the only way our nation will pull itself out of debt is by encouraging strong families.

md
Cache, UT

Dumb move Lee. The government needs to stop giving handouts.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Doesn't this mean a family that breeds irresponsibly who already doesn't pay any taxes and is on welfare will get more welfare at the cost to all of us who actually pay taxes? Senator Lee sounds like a liberal.

staypuffinpc
Provo, UT

Mike, Mike, Mike. I'd love an extra $10k/yr (it would have been $25k for my parents), but this is such a dumb idea that it's not even laughable. Please, focus on the hard things that you were elected to actually help resolve. Don't drum up new issues that have no support and that would only put the country deeper into debt. I thought that's what you stood for, wasn't it?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I thought Mike Lee was against adding debt?

I thought he was against handouts?

So why is he all for handing out more money that we don't have which will only increase our debt?

Shaun
Sandy, UT

We do not need more tax credits. We need better paying jobs.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

I wonder what percentage of Utahns already don't pay any income taxes as it is... apparently Lee thinks it should be more.

Esquire
Springville, UT

I was going to point out problems with Lee's thinking, but prior comments pretty much hit on it. Oh, Utah, what have you done? Bring the boy back home for good.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Redistribution of wealth to increase the debt. Someone tell the tea party to get on the silly hats and protest and yell about this.

Cincinnatus
Kearns, UT

Sounds like Mike has started campaigning early.

Isn't this what the good Senator has accused the President of? Giving stuff away to get elected?

Hey, with my kids still at home, I'd love a bigger tax break, but I'm also smart enough to realize that this doesn't help with the deficit. No thanks Senator.

FDRfan
Sugar City, ID

Hope you succeed. This is the kind of tax reform I hope you concentrate your efforts.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Wait just a second --

Isn't this a redistribution of wealth?
[Those with NO or fewer children, paying for those with more and MORE children.]

Honestly, the mental back-flip-flops, 180s, and about-faces by the far-right is astounding!
Hypocrites.

Hamath
Omaha, NE

Child Tax Credits are to many Republicans constituents as Welfare and other gov't freebies are to many Democrat constituents. Sad.

We need to cut spending drastically by eliminating both Tax Credits and Entitlement program and Raise taxes. It's not rocket science. Or we WILL become Detroit or Greece. There is no doubt. It's called math.

The problem with the Senate and the President (all of them since Eisenhower) is they just don't get a little bit of math.

The equal sign (=) is not the > sign. Budgets should use = signs. That's what it means to balance a budget.
Equal Sign... not that hard. Stick to that and we have a chance.

Ace
Farmington, UT

How embarrassing Lee has become. His tax cut bill should be debated and considered "independent" from its financial impact? He has no idea how it will effect how this will effect overall revenues and no proposal for how to offset the revenue cut with spending cuts?

Is it any wonder our country is in such a financial mess when people like Lee are running the ship? Cross me off Lee's supporter list.

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