State of the Union: Opportunity, Action and Optimism

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  • A 21st Century Workplace
  • Extend Emergency Unemployment Insurance
  • Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Made in America
  • Federal Training Programs
  • The Apprentices
  • Get Connected
  • The Real World
  • College Bound
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Fairness for All
  • Opportunity for All
  • Raise the Minimum Wage
  • "Starter" Retirement Accounts

Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit provides an average tax cut of about $800. The president would like Congress to expand the credit to workers who do not have children, including non-custodial parents. The administration believes this will "provide a more meaningful work incentive."


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