Tax credits: social policy in bad disguise

Gale, William G.
February 1999
Christian Science Monitor;2/16/99, Vol. 91 Issue 55, p11
Opinion. Focuses on United States President Bill Clinton's administration's budget focus on reforming Social Security and cutting taxes. How most analyses of the budget reform have overlooked a disturbing trend in tax policy, the increased use of credits; The rise in the use of credits as the outcome of an ill-fated political compromise; Ways that the credits both harm and benefit Republicans and Democrats; Problems with the proposed credits.


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