Switch and bait

Kaus, Mickey
June 1995
New Republic;6/19/95, Vol. 212 Issue 25, p6
Addresses the change in the attitude of Republicans toward the Earned Income Tax Credit in the U.S. Susceptibility of the welfare program to fraud; Way in which the program magnifies the tax code's marriage penalty; Effect of the program on work incentives.


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