Salt Lake City — Congressional Candidate Mia Love’s budget plan to cut the Earned Income Tax Credit by 50 percent is out of touch with Utah Republicans, including Governor Gary Herbert, and would hurt hundreds of thousands of middle class Utahns.
At least that’s what one Utah advocacy group is arguing. In a just-released video, the Alliance for a Better UTAH has highlighted Love’s opposition to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a credit that saves Utah families as much as $5600 a year.
Love’s proposed budget would cut the EITC by 50 percent, raising taxes on Utah families by an average of 1000 dollars.
“Love’s policies come straight from Washington and are out of touch with the needs of her prospective constituents,” said Better UTAH executive director Maryann Martindale. “Her position on the EITC is in conflict with the Governor, the Utah GOP, as well as the views of former presidents Reagan and Clinton. Her proposal amounts to a tax increase on some 190,000 Utahns as we continue to fight our way out of the Great Recession.”
The Earned Income Tax Credit provides a crucial credit for low-income families and is supported by state leaders, including Governor Herbert who recently voiced his support for the EITC in a public service announcement encouraging Utahns to take advantage of the tax credit.
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