As birthrates dip, some conservatives warm to the child tax credit
A newly expanded child tax credit, while passed by Democrats, is an idea that also speaks to values held by many conservatives: supporting struggling families and countering a decline in birthrates.
Rebecca Woitkowski, a mother of two in Bedford, New Hampshire, says she imagined having four children until she realized how much child care costs. Her kids, ages 7 and 3, were spaced apart for this reason. “Paying for infant and toddler care for two children was out of reach for us.”
For Ms. Woitkowski, a nonprofit policy advocate, the...