Bishop urges Senate to retain earned income, child tax credits
Catholic World News - July 26, 2012
The chairman of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development is urging the Senate to retain the Earned Income Tax Credit and the refundable Child Tax Credit.
Referring to Catholic teaching on the family wage and family subsidies in the Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, Bishop Stephen Blaire of Stockton said in his July 25 letter to senators that “low-income tax credits are pro-work, pro-family, and some of the most effective antipoverty programs in our nation.”
“Every year, the Earned Income Tax Credit and the refundable Child Tax Credit lift millions of American families out of poverty and help them live in dignity and with greater economic security,” he continued. “In particular, it would be unjust and unwise to fail to renew improvements and extensions of low-income tax credits as the Congress addresses tax cuts for middle-income and wealthy Americans.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our September expenses ($33,515 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!