How Joe Biden could make monthly checks a thing

Buried inside the Biden plan, however, is an obscure policy that could be the nucleus for a program of sending people checks every month. It’s a proposal to expand the child tax credit, which currently pays working parents as much as $1,400 per child annually through refunds at tax time.

Biden’s plan would boost the refunds to up to $3,600 per child and make it easier for lower-income families to get the full amount.

Some Republicans like the idea of expanding the child tax credit.

“A larger child tax credit is an excellent idea,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told HuffPost in a statement Friday. “It will alleviate child poverty and continue to lower the parent tax penalty.”