The Trump campaign unveiled a useless policy proposal this week that calls for providing measly tax credits to pay for child care, but not all of Trump's surrogates are on board with the idea.
Trump adviser and secret border control agent Steve "Calves the Size of Cantaloupes" King (R-IA) appeared on CNN this morning where he said only straight couples should be eligible for tax credits.
"I want to respect all people but I want to promote the natural family, Chris, and I think that's the most wholesome thing that we can do," he said on CNN's "New Day."
"The natural family is a man and woman joined together hopefully in holy matrimony blessed by God with children," the Donald Trump supporter added.
Wholesome is not a word I would use to describe Steve King.
It's not clear if King understands that creating a law that only benefits straight married couples would be unconstitutional. The Supreme Court has already ruled against states and lower court systems that have denied benefits to same-sex couples. Same-sex marriage and all that entails is the law of the land.
Legally we know where things stands, morally Steve King is a piece of shit. There are plenty of people in America who would say immigrant and interracial families are not "natural family." White supremacists like Steve King would certainly say they aren't natural. The idea that transgender individuals and couples are not natural is now official Republican party doctrine.
Defining who is or is not "natural" is a very slippery slope that has been used for literally all of American history to exclude citizens from public institutions and greater society.
Regarding tax credits for child care -- this is garbage policy. Families who need help the most do not have significant amounts of taxable income and a tax credit is of little use to a family that cannot afford to pay for child care up front. Moreover, the Trump policy calls for providing just $1,200 per year in credit which isn't enough to pay for even half a year. Furthermore, the Trump policy includes no substantive way to actually pay for it.
Providing tax credits for child care is a rich person's idea of what working families need.