10 months, 4 weeks ago by Jim Dewey
The U S Senate is working on a child care tax credit this week.
U S Senator Claire McCaskill of (D Missouri) said the child care tax credit bill is important because many working people - or people who want to work - are stressed over available, affordable and safe child care. "More than any other thing," McCaskill said, "it can dictate whether or not someone feels they can be productive in terms of our economy."
McCaskill said a lot of parents are having to make a tough choice as to whether to stay home because child care is not available or not affordable or to go back to work. She said that is especially true for people who are on government benefit. "This is very important that we make sure that the child care is available, McCaskill said, "because most people I've met want to work, but it has to come out and make sense financially."