Letters to the Editor

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

Wage fix is better

It is interesting to hear our Republican representatives and those with business interests suggest an increase of the Earned Income Tax Credit instead of a minimum wage increase.

Simply stated, the Earned Income Tax Credit is a reverse income tax for low-income earners. Once a year, at tax time, you may get a refund larger than your withholding tax.

The problem? Not everyone who earns minimum wage gets it. Raising the minimum wage is by far the fairer fix.

Diane Wear

Newport



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