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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-09-09 11:23 AM
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49. I am not so much concerned about business taxes as I am about income tax credits.
Edited on Fri Jan-09-09 11:23 AM by oktoberain
If he's doing credits, then they need to be fully refundable; otherwise they just aren't going to help the people who need the help the most. I strongly feel that he needs to increase the EITC, and by more than just a pittance. It's the best tool that we have to offer real help to working low-income families, because unlike regular welfare, the EITC can only be claimed by people who *work*--therefore, the false meme about lazy "welfare queens" is neutralized before the Repukes can even fire a shot across the bow. It was a brilliant thing to implement, and Obama would do well to take advantage of it.

We also need to "reform the reforms" when it comes to welfare, but I highly doubt if that's going to be a priority until the need becomes so dire that it can no longer be put off. With the state of the economy recently, I'd guess that it's going to reach that degree of urgency a lot sooner than most people think, but until it does, welfare is kinda like a poisonous football--no politician really wants to touch it. *sigh*
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        - I am not so much concerned about business taxes as I am about income tax credits.  oktoberain   Jan-09-09 11:23 AM   #49 
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