Op/Ed By Marc Morial
(TriceEdneyWire.com) – The Earned Income Tax Credit is the most effective anti-poverty program in the United States. It both encourages and rewards work by allowing low-income workers to recoup money that otherwise would have gone to taxes. And since low-income people are more likely to spend their income than to save it out of necessity, it is also an economic stimulus.” – Alice Lieberman, Professor, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.
With only a few weeks left in the year, Congress is debating a series of key issues for working families. One of the most important is the fate of key parts of two tax credits that help millions of low-income working Americans.