Pat Buchanan on Welfare & Poverty
2000 Reform Candidate for President
The EITC helps explain a startling discovery. According to the Tax Policy Center, 47% of all wage earners in the US would pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability. In May 2011, that figure was revised--upward. Fully 51% of all households in the US in 2009 had paid no federal income taxes. More than half the nation was now free- riding on the taxes of the other half.
The free society has become the Entitlement Nation. Everyone is entitled to health care, housing assistance, food stamps, welfare, earned income tax credits, & a free education, from kindergarten through grade 12.
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