Brief Give the 'Lucky Duckies' a Helping Hand, Too
Leonard E. Burman
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[Newsday] The tax bill that President George W. Bush signed into law last week sped up most of the 2001 tax cuts' provisions that were supposed to phase in gradually. Left out, however, were provisions that would have helped low-income working familiesincluding the increase in the refund rate for the child tax credit. Why were low-income working families left out in the cold? It could be because they are "lucky duckies"as the Wall Street Journal calls workers with earnings so meager that they do not owe income tax.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Taxes and budgets
Tags Fiscal policy Individual taxes Federal budget and economy