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I read Mr. Young’s editorial and was particularly interested in his dollar numbers that he claims. He declares:

“A lack of infant and toddler care costs our economy $ 57 billion each year in lost productivity, income and income, including $ 512 million from Utah. According to the latest census data we have for Utah, there are approximately 600,000 children between the ages of 6 and 18. There are approximately 209,000 children under the age of 6. Based on those numbers, the amount the federal government currently spends on “child tax credits” works out to about $ 2.5 billion a year in Utah alone. And it’s from a fund that none of these people put anything into. And now Mr. Young seems to think that we taxpayers need to bring more child care and expanded child care to people – on top of the extra benefits they already receive.

When will this be enough? This current administration is transforming our country into a welfare state. And at some point, the bills have to be paid. Another problem – Social Security retirement income is taxable – child tax credits are not.

It is an insult to any senior who retires from social security. And our state contributes to inequity by taxing social security.

Larry clark



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Mary Cashion

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