As the editorial "Worker tax credit: Bill would help low-income Utahns" (Opinion, Feb. 19) argues, we should boost the purchasing power of low-income working families by giving them a tax credit.
People who work hard should be able to meet basic needs and support their families. A parent working full time at the minimum wage of $7.25 makes barely $15,000 a year, less than the poverty level for a family of two.
Out of that small wage, they then pay almost one dollar out of every 10 they earn in state taxes. A state earned income tax credit is a very effective way to help working families make ends meet.