Sen. Mitt Romney recently eschewed Republican orthodoxy and proposed a bill that would establish a child allowance for most parents in the United States.
The proposal would give parents $350 per month per child aged 0 to 5 and $250 per month per child aged 6 to 17. It has a maximum benefit of $15,000 per year and a phaseout that begins at $200,000 for single filers and $400,000 for joint filers.
There is a lot to like about his bill. It’s budget-neutral, it reduces childhood poverty, it could raise the country’s abysmal birth rate, it would allow more mothers who want to stay home with their children to do so, it benefits most middle-class families, it should be popular, and it’s a fresh idea for the Republican Party.
And if you’re a fan of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and want to see him win an eighth Super Bowl ring, then you have even more