“The tax credits have been characterized as the most impactful anti-poverty effort by the federal government in half a century, expected to lift roughly 40% of children out of poverty. That may have particular significance in Georgia, where nearly a half million — one of every five children — live in poverty.”
Today, a new article by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution details the stories of four families across Georgia who each grappled with unforeseen financial burdens in the midst of the pandemic but were able to stand on their feet thanks to President Biden and Democrats’ child tax credits. Even though these middle-class tax cuts are lifting children out of poverty and keeping families in their homes, every single Georgia Republican – from Brian Kemp to the entire GOP Senate field – opposed the child tax credit program benefitting the families of over 2.2 million children in the Peach State.
An unexpected baby
A looming eviction