As the Area Director of United Way in Ottawa County and as a member of the Board of Trustees of WSOS Community Action, I wanted to share my support for Governor Kasich’s proposal to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program in Ohio. Both organizations work with low and moderate income people in our community to help them achieve financial stability.
Despite having jobs, many low income people struggle to make ends meet. With the costs of housing, transportation, food and medical care continuously rising, people in lower paying jobs need to be able to hold onto the wages they earn. The EITC program does this. Expanding this program will not only help low income citizens to make ends meet, but will also stimulate the economy.
I would like to commend the Governor for proposing to expand this proven-successful program and encourage our legislators to pass this expansion. I hope that your readers agree and will also contact their legislators asking them to support expansion of the EITC program.
Christine K. Galvin