Kudos to Willie Dickerson for pointing out in his letter to the editor a true boost for millions of struggling Americans: the Working Families Tax Relief Act (“After you’ve voted, talk with your elected officials,” The Herald, Sept. 3). This bill would expand the successful Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.
A substantial body of research shows that income from these tax credits benefit struggling working families and their children at virtually every stage of life: improved infant and maternal health, better school performance, increased work and earnings in the next generation, etc. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. cbpp.org).
Massive tax cuts are going to big corporations and the wealthy at the expense of lower and middle income families, increasing our growing wealth divide. This is unsustainable for a democracy. The Working Families Tax Relief Act would help level the playing field and we need to support it.
Donna Schindler Munro