Checks in the Mail

February 1977
New Republic;2/5/77, Vol. 176 Issue 6, p2
Presents information on the proposed issuance of tax rebates to non-taxable U.S. citizens. Criticism against an economic stimulus package proposed by U.S. President Jimmy Carter; Information on the War on Poverty program of the government; Discussion of the taxation pattern for the poor people in the country; Focus on a variant of the negative income tax called incentive income supplement; Proposal for one-shot tax rebate item to cost maybe seven to 11 billion dollars; View that one cannot help the middle class without helping the poor; Suggestion that the single most significant earnest of a tough but humane presidency would be a pledge to work against the lobbies and vested interests, for an effective gun law.


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