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Saturday, March 8, 2008

tax credits are not welfare

G.E., "welfare" is money appropriated by force from one person and given to, or expended for, another.  None of the things you mentioned are welfare.  In particular, giving people back some of their own money through tax credits is not "welfare".  The LP National Program advocated education tax credits from 1991 to 2003, Ron Paul advocates them in his 2008 campaign, and I suspect he advocated them in 1988 as the LP nominee.  Tax credits are no more "welfare" than a mugger handing you money from your own wallet is a "gift".