Deployed troops are inelligible for the Child Tax Credit since their income isn't taxable. Yep, risk you life to save America, but don't think we are going to give you the $$ to pay your bills while you do our dirty work. We have our fat cat friends to repay.
|You might find this particularly interesting, because while you are in combat theater, your pay is not taxable income. For example, a serviceman or woman who makes $29,000 a year, supports a spouse and two children, and lives stateside, will enjoy the full tax credit and receive $1,000 for each child. If that service member is deployed to Iraq, he or she ends up losing that child tax credit, ending up worse off for having done their duty.|
|But by House Republican Tom DeLay's definition of income, providing many of you with the same benefits that multi-millionares are going to enjoy would be giving you welfare.|