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Earned Income Tax Credit is why US is bankrupt

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Rep. John Carney and Rev. Clifford Johnson should be ashamed of their staunch defense of 70,000 Delawareans receiving refunds of $2,100 under the misnomer of Earned Income Tax Credits.

These public servants are part of the reason the county is bankrupt trying to sustain entitlements for those who should be ashamed of their actions.

Everyone has a civic obligation to help support the federal budget. No one should be permitted to pay zero taxes and then get money back from those who have paid taxes.

The Earned Income Tax Credit program is an oxymoron. People who don’t pay federal income taxes should not be getting “credits.” Nearly half of all U.S. taxpayers pay no federal income taxes and for a large majority of this group to apply, and receive, money back from taxpayers in the convoluted notion that they have earned this credit, is ludicrous.

It reminds me of conversations with “Baghdad Bob” early in the Iraq war. Words mean nothing to people with a political agenda.

Rep. Carney should be ashamed of promoting another entitlement program for a group of citizens who already are getting a free ride from the taxpayers. I want everyone to pay his fair share, even Gov. Mitt Romney and General Electric.

Dave Kenton

February 2, 2012

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