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May 20, 2004

Leave No Rich Child Behind

A great title for a Washington Post editorial:

The House of Representatives plans to take up a bill this week that would provide new tax breaks to families earning as much as $309,000, while doing next to nothing for those at the low end of the income scale...

Currently, married families with incomes of up to $110,000 receive the full credit; the bill would more than double the income ceiling, to $250,000...

For families earning less than $10,750, however, the House bill would do nothing. Thus, a family with a parent working full-time at the minimum wage ($10,300) would get no benefit from the bill.

This proposal is part of an overall bill that would add an additional $500 billion to the national debt over the next ten years.

These folks are just evil-- handing out trillions to the wealthy, while doing nothing for minimum wage workers and their families.

Posted by Nathan at May 20, 2004 07:19 AM