Social Solutions to Poverty:
America's Struggle to Build a Just Society
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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)




Although poverty reduction was not part of President Clinton’s rhetoric, with the assistance of First Lady Hillary Clinton he did attempt to pass a universal health insurance program in 1993 that would have been extremely beneficial to the poor.

Clinton also promoted and signed a 1993 law that significantly increased the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a 1975 federal tax relief program designed to assist hard-pressed working families.

Myers-Lipton, p. 269

(Excerpted from “Social Solutions to Poverty” © Paradigm Publishers 2006)



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