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    i wasn't sure if currently it was possible to get back more than you paid. i've been fortunate enough not to be eligible, and the irs site was not that informative.

    Googlebomb - Let "Jew", link to a Jew friendly site.

    by colorless green ideas on Tue Feb 15, 2005 at 07:27:44 PM PST

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    •  Go figure (none)
      the IRS not being very helpful. Oh why in the world would they want to help poor people get a leg up they're too busy permitting tax shelters and evasion. If you are interested in the EIC/EITC or the CTC (Some of the best federal policy to my mind) check out The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It's important that progressives pay close attention to budget and tax policy cause that's the biggest place where the greedy fuckers screw us. Most of the time we're too focused on "sexier" issues while they're stealing the keys to the kingdom.

      Progressives believe in a strong, effective American government: balancing budgets, empowering people, and protecting the least among us.

      by BrianVA on Thu Feb 17, 2005 at 02:36:30 PM PST

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      •  i'm just starting to realize this... (none)
        i'm 29 now and spent the last 10 years being pretty lazy and ideological (and partying a lot), but now i'm trying to make up for lost time and start learning basic econ, political economy, and then onto the nitty gritty policy stuff.  thanks for all the links.  if you have any book recommendations, i'd love to hear it. i just read The Worldly Philosophers by Heilbroner, and while it was fascinating, it was a little short on details. other economic works i've read include.... uh, just the communist manifesto, actually :)

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