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Note: Today's show is a rerun. It originally ran in April 2013.
In 2012, a federal program took about $60 billion from wealthier Americans and gave it to millions of working poor. This program — a massive redistribution of wealth — has been embraced by every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.
On today's show, we look at a huge, often overlooked, surprisingly interesting corner of the tax code: The Earned Income Tax Credit.
For more, see our story A Surprisingly Uncontroversial Program That Gives Money To Poor People.
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