Working Mothers Ivanka Trump describes in our pages today her father’s child care plan, which would let parents “deduct from their income taxes child care expenses for up to four children, as well as for elderly dependents.” Ms. Trump adds that “stay-at-home parents will receive the same tax deduction as their working peers.” Also, Donald Trump intends to create “Dependent Care Savings Accounts,” which will “operate like Health Savings Accounts, with tax-deductible contributions and tax-free appreciation year to year.” Also, “the federal government will guarantee, for the first time, six weeks of paid maternity leave.”
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If you want to know why Democrats aren’t serious about building new infrastructure, “look no further than the Obama Administration’s order halting construction on a sliver of an oil pipeline in North Dakota,” writes the editorial board. On Friday federal Judge James Boasberg allowed work to proceed on the Dakota Access pipeline, but multiple federal agencies immediately acted to stop it.
Two IT specialists who maintained Hillary Clinton’s private server asserted their Fifth Amendment privilege to avoid self-incrimination yesterday and refused to testify at a House hearing. And Bryan Pagliano, who set up the server in Mrs. Clinton’s home, refused to appear. A Journal editorial notes that Mr. Pagliano “has no legal reason to take the Fifth because he has been granted immunity by the Justice Department as part of the FBI probe into Mrs.Working Mothers: As ObamaCare fails, Scott Gottlieb explains how Hillary Clinton intends to use an obscure provision in the law to create a “federally subsidized, single-payer health-care system run by the states—complete with government authority to set prices. These government plans would have so many competitive advantages through federal subsidies and price setting that they would force the private plans out of the exchange market.”
“When today’s young Americans learn the extent of the debt burden we have left them, they will legitimately question the premises of self-government,” writes Purdue President Mitch Daniels . Working Mothers “When tomorrow’s older Americans finally understand how they have been misled about the nature and the reliability of our fundamental social welfare programs, it may be the last straw breaking the public confidence on which democracy itself depends.”
Working Mothers :How can you protect your personal and financial information in the age of hacking? Andy Kessler advises: “Don’t trust institutions—you have to protect yourself. Encrypt everything. A phone with fingerprint access is a must. Keep valuable information offline—’air gap’ by unplugging the Ethernet cable. Use multifactor or two-step authentication.”