The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 10, 1968 · Page 49
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 49

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The president-elect Is com-' mitted to work for some type of welfare reform, since he ' roundly condemned the present system as shot through with maladministration and Inequities. So did the ' other two candidates. But none of them said how he ' would change it. Congress also will be deeply Involved. The joint congressio- nal economic committee broke the ice last June with hearings on Income maintenance programs. Chairman William Proxmire, D-Wis., said the committee would "develop a program next year." President Johnson early this year named a 22-member Commission on Income Main- tenance to study various proposals and come up with recommendations for his successor. Nelson D. McClung, executive director of the commission, said the recommendations probably, will be ready for the new chief executive by the end of 1969. The Idea of a guaranteed annual income usually Is the fo-' cal point of discussions for welfare reforms. Alternative proposals call for a "negative Income tax" and so-called "family allowances" for families with children to support. Backers of the guaranteed Income have concentrated on the need for the program at the expense of detailing how It would be handled. In a general way, the Treasury Department would be expected to administer it with the help of the Census Bureau and the Internal Revenue Service to search out families and individuals who earn less than $3,200 a year, which th gov-emment has tet as the poverty line. The gap between earned Income and the poverty level would be determined either through an affidavit filed by an Individual or through an Income tax return, and payments to close the gap would be made on a monthly basis Just as social security payments are made. The cost of the plan cannot be eslimated except that its backers agree with the critics that It would be in the billions of dollars. George Wiley, executive director of the National Welfare Rights Organization and who was a leader of the Poor Peoples' March on Washington last spring, told Proxmir-e's committee that every American family should be guaranteed a minimum of $4,400 a year. He said this would cost $20 billion. The operation of the negative Income tax plan can best be explained by using as an example a family of four with an annual income of $1,000. The family head would file an Income tax return listing $2,400 In exemptions $H0O for each dependent and himself plus the total of $3,000. The $1,000 earned Income then would be subtracted from the $3,000 In exemptions and deductions, resulting In a deficit of $2,000. The family would receive .a "refund" totalling 50 per cent of the deficit, or $1,000 in this case, which, when added to the $1,000 earned income, would give the family a total of $2,000 a year. 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