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Joe

Broomall, PA

#44 Mar 3, 2013
Get real wrote:
Two years ago when my husband first had job issues our income for that year was scary low. We paid only a little into federal tax that year. When I filed my taxes I got back more than I put in. I told my accountant that it was wrong and he told me it was because of the EITC. I told him I did not want money that was not mine.
He told me I had no choice but to take it. I still scratch my head. Why was I given more money back than I put in? It just does not sound right to me. Yes it helped me out but I did not deserve it. It was not my money.Screwy if you ask me.
If you're opposed to taking the credit donate the money to a non-profit like the SPCA. But don't tarnish a valuable program that helps millions of low-income Americans.
Jersey Duke

Quakertown, PA

#45 Mar 4, 2013
Joe wrote:
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Because my income is low I receive an EITC. If the Republican-controlled House would stop being obstructionists and allow a fair economy to grow, I could use my intellect garnered from a college education to secure employment that sustains a middle-class lifestyle and pay more taxes. It's a win-win for everybody.
Joe. you are a bum that lives in daddy's basement. No sane person would hire you. You will always be sucking from the federal government.
southpark69

Quakertown, PA

#46 Mar 4, 2013
Wow we are impressed you sound so tough.Maybe you should stop letting daddy do your hubbies work.
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Intellect? ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!
Get out of your daddy's basement, Kline and get a job, you elitist snob! "I have a college degree. How dare I lower myself to work a minimum wage job!"
Brian, you crack me up!
Get real

Newtown Square, PA

#47 Mar 4, 2013
Joe wrote:
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If you're opposed to taking the credit donate the money to a non-profit like the SPCA. But don't tarnish a valuable program that helps millions of low-income Americans.


I donated a good part of it to the food bank. I do care about helping the poor but that is my moral duty not the government duty.

I can understand getting all you put in back but extra? That is wrong. Somewhere a hard working family is paying into their taxes so that you can get your extra. Why not put that money into an education credit so that you can get job skills and get out of that situation? I don't mind helping people get on their feet. If someone is ill or injured I am ok with them getting assistance.To make it a life style and wait for your next payday from the government when you are able bodied is crazy I am not in a good place financially my spouse is out of work again and there are no jobs out there. We were once middle class but for the past almost 5 years we are being beaten down. Luckily we are fighters.

Please explain to me why it is fair that you get more than you put in. I don't get it.
Joe

Broomall, PA

#48 Mar 4, 2013
Get real wrote:
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I donated a good part of it to the food bank. I do care about helping the poor but that is my moral duty not the government duty.
I can understand getting all you put in back but extra? That is wrong. Somewhere a hard working family is paying into their taxes so that you can get your extra. Why not put that money into an education credit so that you can get job skills and get out of that situation? I don't mind helping people get on their feet. If someone is ill or injured I am ok with them getting assistance.To make it a life style and wait for your next payday from the government when you are able bodied is crazy I am not in a good place financially my spouse is out of work again and there are no jobs out there. We were once middle class but for the past almost 5 years we are being beaten down. Luckily we are fighters.
Please explain to me why it is fair that you get more than you put in. I don't get it.
You make a good point about investing a tax credit in education. But remember not everyone is in the same position financially. Many people plan their finances around the EITC and buy that needed big-ticket appliance. In that sense, it's almost like an economic stimulus.

Let me answer your question about the purpose of the EITC. As you know the EITC benefits workers in low-paying jobs. The EITC helps mitigate that economic impact but still encourages work. It also helps relieve the burden of Social Security taxes.
Inquiring Mind

North Wales, PA

#49 Mar 4, 2013
Joe wrote:
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You make a good point about investing a tax credit in education. But remember not everyone is in the same position financially. Many people plan their finances around the EITC and buy that needed big-ticket appliance. In that sense, it's almost like an economic stimulus.
Let me answer your question about the purpose of the EITC. As you know the EITC benefits workers in low-paying jobs. The EITC helps mitigate that economic impact but still encourages work. It also helps relieve the burden of Social Security taxes.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. Any way you slice it, it's income redistribution. Just tell it like it is.

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