eLiberal - ADA's Blog on Politics & Public Policy
The Outrage of “Tipped Wages”
Chances are that most people think waiters and waitresses endure a minimum wage of $7.25, so our 20% tip might help lift them out of poverty. Wrong!
Why You Should be Asking Where Candidates stand on the EITC and the Child Tax Credit
Each of us should question where all candidates for federal office stand on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). These are benefits received by low-wage working families. Especially if Congress fails to raise the minimum wage, the EITC and CTC are both vital to prevent low-wage working families from drowning. Unless Congress acts to make the EITC and CTC permanent, it will expire in 2017, leaving 17 million people, including 8 million children, deeper in poverty.
Congress Needs to Act Now to Halt Corporate “Inversion” Schemes
Walgreens wants to renounce its U.S. “citizenship” and become a Swiss firm. Pfizer has been attempting to become a U.K. firm. Mylan, a long-time stalwart of the Pittsburgh economy(who’s CEO was recently named “Patriot of the Year”) wants to become a “citizen” of the Netherlands. Chicago-based AbbVie is paying $54 billion to buy Shire, so that it can become an Irish company. Corporate "inversion" is a growing problem!
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