Expanding and universalizing the EITC could provide a bipartisan, incremental step forward.

The current Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) provides a basic mechanism that could be updated & expanded to capture many of the benefits of a basic income, while establishing it all within one of the most popular anti-poverty programs in American history. By couching it within the EITC, compromises could more easily be made that appease all political parties.

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