EITC

An expanded Earned Income Tax Credit appears to be on the horizon. The President provided a concrete proposal for such a thing yesterday. Paul Ryan's dishonest report on welfare also spared it. And even AEI's Arthur Brooks finished off his weekend concern-trolling over envy by advocating an...
03/04/2014
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With comments straight out of President Reagan's "welfare queens" playbook, Paul Ryan is attempting to justify his proposed budgets cuts to various programs that help the poor, claiming the safety net "provides a powerful disincentive to get ahead." Never mind that since the 1996 Personal...
04/02/2013
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While the IRS aims to increase EITC participation through last week's EITC Awareness Day, the agency has another, equally challenging goal: increase EITC participation without increasing fraud, which, according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, costs the IRS...
02/04/2013
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Conservatives are trumpeting a new video in which a younger Obama embraces the dreaded socialist sin of redistribution. His earlier words will no doubt hurt Obama among some segment of the electorate -- even though most voters in both parties, whether they realize it or not, actually favor a host...
09/20/2012
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In case you haven't been paying attention, a concerted effort has been underway for more than a year to depict low-income workers as tax freeloaders. Most taxes are paid by the rich, the argument goes -- the "job creators" -- while workers at the bottom are paying less and less. In other words,...
07/24/2012
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