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Citizen Wealth by Wade Rathke

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6Making Earned Income Tax Credits Work for Workers

There are programs that are designed to increase income and security for working and other families at the bottom of the ladder. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families is certainly the most popular, and perhaps the most effective, of these programs, but some other income maintenance and support programs still exist for low-income families.

But despite the intentions of such programs, there paradoxically continues to be a significant income gap that translates into families being poorer than they should be and available dollars being unspent to address the issues of income and wealth. Without full participation of all eligible families in these programs we are not taking ...

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