The First 100 days: Trump faces a steep challenge in a bid to ease the cost of childcare

RENO, Nev. – Sarah O’grady and Dulce Ruiz are strangers with a lot in common.

Both say that they have lost, to be jobs for the missing days at work or too late, while she juggled the responsibilities as a single parent. Both had difficulty in, child care in Nevada, which is one of the least affordable States in the nation.

“It comes down to do in the situation, what [my children],” O’grady said.

President-elect Donald Trump has hinted that he aims to help parents, like you, as part of his first 100 days. While the President-elect is best known for his tough talk on trade and terror, and illegal immigration, he has vowed to reduce the childcare costs for the million, with a proposal for Affordable childcare and Supportive called to Act.

As with other legislative proposals, Trump could benefit from a Congress that the remains of the Republican-controlled. But the need for relief plays a major role for O ‘ Grady and those like her. They openly referred to themselves as the “working poor”, although she is working shifts full-time plus overtime. “Child-care-wise, there are enough child care out there … but not affordable childcare,” she said.

Marty Elquist The children’s Cabinet, a non-profit that works to connect parents with the services, the says it can take up a large part of the budget: “A mother who would have to spend makes the average income in the U.S. state of Nevada with a toddler and a pre-schooler, 54 percent of their income just to pay for childcare.”

O’grady, who says on a waiting list for the coverage of the formal Kindergarten, she has thought about a second job. Ruiz gets some help with childcare from her mother, but this is limited, because their mother has to work their own job. “It is exhausting … for the job, for you,” she said.

At the University of Nevada in Reno Early Head Start, which serves families, said under Federal poverty guidelines, the employees, it is expensive, because the group sizes too small. The middle, the sell faces closure due to a building can only serve 3 to 5 per cent of the existing need.

A fact sheet produced by his campaign, trump shows reduce want regulations and open up more family and community-based care. This could make a difference in States like Nevada, the child care “deserts”, where no approved treatment options are available, and people rely on family, friends, and neighbors.

The core of the trump plan aims at relief of the families through the tax code. Under the proposal, individuals would be less than $250,000 (or $ 500,000 for joint filers) will be able to deduct childcare costs, up to the state, the average cost of care.

The same deduction applies for stay-at-home parents-this raises a number of questions. “There is no incentive to either go to work or not. Either way, you’ll always have some kind of deduction of this plan,” said Alan Cole, an economist at the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

The Trump would offer plan, Dependent care savings accounts, the roles from year to year. The people could start to apart from money, before you have children. And, the plan would guarantee six weeks of maternity leave paid.

Cole estimates it could of the proposal, at least $500 billion to $ 1 trillion over 10 years, depending on what is included. “You have to wonder what the pay-fors,” Cole said. “If you have another program that people are also benefit could be cut off, or that kind of thing. There is no free lunch.”

Trump, meanwhile, costs for the care of older people. In Colorado, for example, the population of people over 65 years old is projected to increase 68 percent by 2030, according to a report, the ” Keystone Policy Center. As in the case of child care, Trump the tax-deduction intends to establish prior to that-to help offset the costs for the care of the elderly, as well as the care of Dependent savings accounts.

Karen brown, now CEO of the elderly matter, points to her own story as an example of the financial challenges. She quit her job in the oil-and-gas-industry-to-be, a family caregiver; her mother had stood up to significant savings for retirement, but a stroke, and the subsequent care derailed their finances. “When my family situation is, no idea of the challenges we had were to two topics: money and the nursing staff,” said Brown.

She was in Colorado the Strategic action planning Group on Aging, the recommended is to enable legislation to get nourishing compensation for four to 12 weeks of caring for an older person, so it may be, flexibility on the job.

Those instructions in the care of the elderly and the work is one of the biggest costs and challenges. “It is really important that you not only someone to do the work get, but who wants to actually do the work, and wants to be a caregiver,” said Doug Bauer, CEO of the Colorado Health Care Association. “I think one of the things that, as Americans, to think we tend [] to what we will do if we are not able to take care of ourselves.”

Alicia Acuna, Fox News Channel (FNC) entered into force in 1997 and currently serves as a General assignment reporter based in the network of the Denver office.

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