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Sun., Aug. 3, 2014, midnight

Take action to end poverty

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers is again moving her party and our state forward with costly new tax cuts for the wealthy while ignoring the needs of struggling working families. The House just passed an expansion of the Child Tax Credit for upper-income families while removing this critical support for millions of low-income children and their families. This comes on top of proposals for nearly $600 billion in new tax breaks for corporations.

Meanwhile, improvements to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) for millions of low-income working families are set to expire. If this happens, 12 million Americans, including 7 million children, will fall deeper into poverty.

I urge citizens to call or write our members of Congress to oppose new tax cuts for wealthy individuals and corporations and instead make the EITC and CTC improvements permanent, and work toward a goal of ending poverty in America by 2030.

Debbie Detmer


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