Obama has proposed hand outs for 40% of the population that doesn't pay federal income taxes. Then criticizes Mccain for giving tax breaks to people who actually fund these type of programs through their federal income taxes. Earned Income Credit (EIC) The Earned Income Credit (EIC), also known as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), is an important anti-poverty and work incentive program that is run by the federal government. The EIC is targeted to individuals and especially families who earn low to moderate wages. If a worker qualifies, the EIC will lower or eliminate any taxes owed. If a worker is not obligated to pay any taxes or if the credit is larger than any taxes owed, the worker will receive a cash payment ("refund") from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) after filing a tax return. In such instances, the government is providing low-income workers additional money beyond what they get paid at their jobs to encourage work and to reduce poverty. WIC WIC provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk. FNS Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) We help put healthy food on the table for 28 million people each month. As of Oct. 1, 2008, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the new name for the federal Food Stamp Program. The new name reflects our focus on nutrition and putting healthy food within reach for low income households. Changes have been made to make the Program more accessible. Although SNAP will be the national name, your State may use a different name. SNAP helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. You apply for benefits by completing a State application form. Benefits are provided on an electronic card that is used like an ATM card and accepted at most grocery stores. Through nutrition education partners, SNAP helps clients learn to make healthy eating and active lifestyle choices. National Low Income Housing Coalition - National Housing Trust Fund President George W. Bush signed the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Among the bills numerous provisions is the establishment of a national Housing Trust Fund. This is a major victory for low income housing advocates and the lowest income people in our country with the most serious needs. and etc.... Who should receive the tax breaks/handouts the people funding these programs or the recipients?