President Barack Obama on Tuesday night will announce his support for expanding the tax advantages available to workers without children.
As sketched out by senior administration officials before his State of the Union speech, the president has decided to support an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit for Americans without kids, including non-custodial parents.
"There are other steps we can take to help families make ends meet, and few are more effective at reducing inequality and helping families pull themselves up through hard work than the Earned Income Tax Credit," Obama will say, according to prepared remarks. "Right now, it helps about half of all parents at some point. But I agree with Republicans like Senator Rubio that it doesn’t do enough for single workers who don’t have kids. So let’s work together to strengthen the credit, reward work, and help more Americans get ahead."
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