Thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ Child Tax Credit payments, families across North Carolina are feeling a tangible difference in their bank accounts. Randy Trice, a Durham resident and father of a second-grader, penned an op-ed discussing the importance of the tax cuts for his family to cover the growing cost of raising kids and his concern with Republican Senate candidates’ opposition to extending the payments.
Congressman Ted Budd, former Governor Pat McCrory, and former Congressman Mark Walker have all opposed these monthly tax cuts for middle-class families. Trice writes: “As families recover from the ongoing pandemic and financial stress of raising children, who are they fighting for? I fear that their unwillingness to make this payment permanent will take my family and countless others backward. The certainty of the program — month after month — will strengthen families and cut poverty”