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President Biden should use Mitt Romney’s plan, NYT editorial says

New York Times published a new editorial that says President Joe Biden should borrow from Mitt Romney for fixing child poverty

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Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, returns to the Senate chamber from a short break as House impeachment managers present their second day of arguments in the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. Romney was one of seven Republican senators who voted to convict the former president. The New York Times editorial board made the case Tuesday that President Joe Biden should use Romney’s plan for fixing child poverty.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, returns to the chamber from a short break as House impeachment managers present their second day of arguments in the Senate trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021.

J. Scott Applewhite, Associated Press

The New York Times editorial board made the case that President Joe Biden should use Utah Sen. Mitt Romney’s plan for fixing child poverty.

Currently, the Biden administration has a plan that would increase federal aid for families with children. But the Times’ editorial board opines Biden may want to borrow from Romney’s plan, which includes “a permanent benefit along with a package of tax increases and spending cuts to pay for it.”

  • “Analysts estimate that the cuts in existing spending programs would exceed the value of the new benefits for some families, but it would be straightforward to substitute other sources of revenue. The key point is that Democrats can pass a permanent change now by doing the hard but necessary work of figuring out how to pay for it,” according to editorial board.

Read more at The New York Times.