addams wrote:You can let your Congress People know what you want them to do.
They will hear it.
They might even act on what they hear from you.
Like the man said, "What have you got to Lose."
There are many that will lose a lot!
If working people can not use ChildCare Expenses to balance their budgets,
Many may find it impossible to continue to work. ChildCare is Expensive!
This thing may BackFire and hurt people that can not heal.
I've contacted them a few times in the past (well, one Senator and our Representative), but they either ignore it completely or send a dishonest response. Still, you're right. That's no reason to stop trying.
And you're also right about child care. My wife is a stay-at-home-mom. That's mostly because we feel it's better for our son, but it's also because if she were to work at her previous job (which was a state government job) or the equivalent, it would barely cover daycare expenses. It's just not worth it. Fortunately, my job covers our expenses well enough that she doesn't have to work, but I know we're in a relative minority there.
My first duty is always to my family, but if I can help my family and others at the same time, especially with something as quick and easy as a letter or phone call, I really have no reason not to do so.