Opinion: Restore earned income tax credit to help Michigan recover

Ken Sikkema and Bob Emerson

The single most successful anti-poverty policy in the United States during the past 45 years has been the earned income tax credit (EITC). The federal EITC, first signed into law by President Gerald R. Ford in 1975 and later expanded by other presidents, including President Ronald Reagan, provides a tax credit for working households with low incomes.

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