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GOP senators call out 'harmful' tax penalties for married couples in spending bill

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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:11 PM
Fox News

This was brought up by 33 senators (R) in a letter to Chuck Schumer (D) and the Senate Finance Committee.

"Unfortunately, despite its original rollout as part of the ‘American Families Plan,’ the current draft of the reconciliation bill takes an existing marriage penalty in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and makes it significantly worse," the senators wrote.

The senators pointed out that while the EITC is "an important policy tool" that incentivizes work, the measure contains "small, but damaging, marriage penalties."

"For example, a couple in 2019 with two children where one parent earns $12,000 and the other $30,000 could pay $1,578 more in taxes if they are married — or nearly 4% of their yearly earnings," the letter reads.

"The reconciliation bill could make the same family significantly worse off," it continues. "It could nearly double the marriage penalty, costing the same parents $2,713 if they choose to marry."

The House Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill increases penalties for married couples. It's not exactly been a great two years for many people financially, increasing taxes on the married sounds like a bad idea to me.
edit on 1-10-2021 by Elton because: Added more info

posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:24 PM
a reply to: Elton

20 to 30% of the money spent in the $5 trillion dollar coronavirus rescue plan bills, is unaccounted for... Or just sitting around with no way for it to be spent.

Democrats should repurpose some of that money that they can find, into social supports, or whatever they're trying to do.

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posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:29 PM
a reply to: Elton

Marriage between a man and a woman who eventually breed is viewed as destructive to the planet by the woke - the government sanctioned 'breeders' have been targeted for vilification by the woke, especially the stupid woke in the LGBTQ community that can't breed, even though they think they can.

If you are a white couple, and christian, and married and have children, you are at the very sharp end of their weaponized racism stick - to be punished as an example to others who may be thinking of doing the same thing - can't have (white) people breeding lest Greta Thunberg pigeonholes you as causing the planet wide destruction blah blah blah.

The government is the enemy of the people.

posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 04:52 PM
The Democrat sponsored Bill(s) are designed to punish and create more government dependency 😎

Gets obvious as more of the Bill(s) are actually published 😎

posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 05:14 PM
a reply to: Sublimecraft

I wish I could say you were wrong, but I do not think you are.
The government does not appear to look out for the interests of the average citizen.

posted on Oct, 1 2021 @ 05:27 PM
below deck mediterranean,
season 6,
recent episode

"management wants men and women in separate rooms, because they dont want you to mix up.
Those are the new orders"

(and do not have babies, of course)

previously: the great reset explained...

edit on 1-10-2021 by lux666 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 19 2021 @ 08:16 PM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


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