Earned Income Tax Credit

The White House Budget: A View From The Left
The new Obama budget repeats and reinforces the deficit-reduction rhetoric which has misdirected the political debate for the last four years. Read more...
Gregory And Reed Tag Team Dem Rep's Attempt To Explain The GOP's Cruel Economic Policies
Here's what happens when a Democrat tries to point out that Republicans' rhetoric on the working class and those living in poverty doesn't match their policies on Meet the Press. Read more...
CT Gov. Malloy Takes Michael Steele To School Over Minimum Wage
Gov. Dan Malloy knocks down every one of Michael Steele's talking points while debating the need to raise the minimum wage on this Tuesday's Hardball. Read more...
Marco Rubio Lays Out 'New' GOP Anti-Poverty Agenda: Same As Old Anti-Poverty Agenda
Sen. Rubio's big speech on poverty is exactly what we expected... just more of the same old trickle-down economics we've been hearing from them for decades now. Read more...
Robert Reich Takes On Ryan Adviser Who Claims Income Inequality Is Not A Problem
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich takes Ryan economic adviser and former Third Way flack, Scott Winship, to school. Read more...

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A new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis shows that half the value of the $900 billion worth of top tax breaks goes to the top quintile of American income earners. Read more...
As Steve Benen did such a wonderful job of explaining in his post this Monday, Republicans continually claim to be the anti-tax party, but that label should come with an asterisk, because they really don't mind raising taxes on the poor. Those moochers had better get "some skin in the game" or else. Read more...
Most Americans, over 80% in polls I have seen, understand that cutting Social Security benefits is a terrible idea. But it's also a moral issue. Read more...
Another Saturday, another segment on Faux News where they're attacking the poor and food stamp recipients, which, other than attacking union members, seems to be one of their favorite past times during their so-called "business block," From Cavuto on Business, after Cavuto opens the segment dismayed about all of the people "on the dole" still receiving food stamps and guest Dagen McDowell carrying on about how this is proof that "big government" is out of control, we got this bit of nastiness out of regular, Charles Payne: Read more...
The American social safety net is back in the news, and not just because Mitt Romney acknowledged, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." This week, the libertarian Mercatus Center at George Mason University revealed that a third of Americans Read more...