Clinton’s New Anti-Poverty Proposal Is Great, but There’s a Catch

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Media Outlet: The Nation

Monica Potts wrote for the Nation about Hillary Clinton's proposed expansion of the child tax credit:

This week, Hillary Clinton announced a new anti-poverty measure that would benefit families with young children. In short, Clinton wants to increase the amount the nation’s poorest families get under the child tax credit.
Right now most American families with children receive this tax credit. There is a catch, though: Families have to make at least $3,000 a year to start earning the credit. Clinton would change that so that families can start receiving it as soon as they earn their first dollar, and would double the maximum credit working parents receive for children under five.


Monica Potts was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow, writing a book about the dilemmas facing poor women and explore the idea of a second-chance society. Previously, Potts spent four years at the American Prospect magazine.