Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited a volunteer tax preparation site in Toledo to propose legislation he claims would give Ohioans a ‘cost-of-living’ refund to compensate for decades of rising costs and stagnant wages
According to his office, Senator Brown’s bill would:
- Roughly double the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families, increase the credit for childless workers almost sixfold, and make millions more Americans eligible. Roughly 50 million Americans would get anywhere from $3,000 to $12,000 back in their pockets under this provision of the bill.
- For the first time, extend the credit to students and people raising children or caring for aging parents and other relatives;
- A recent study by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving found that almost 40 million Americans are providing unpaid care. A study by GAO found that almost a third of all college students experience food insecurity.
- Allow people to claim an annual $500 advance on the credit, interest free, in order to cover emergency expenses. This provision provides an alternative to predatory, payday lenders.
The Scott Sands Show talked with Senator Brown about this, whether or not he will decide to seek the Democrat nomination for President in 2020 as he campaigns in early primary states now, and President Trump's declaration of a National Emergency in order to secure more border wall funding. Click here to listen.
Sherrod Brown is one of those Democrats that voted for border fencing in both 2006 & 2013, yet now calls the idea of a border wall "ludicrous." Here's more background on Sherrod's flip-flop on border security, As recently as 2013, Brown voted to fund $46-BILLION in border security improvements including a 700-mile physical barrier.