Tax credits should be used to help people who spend over 30% of their income towards rent. No one should receive refundable credits, or actual cash from the IRS to defray costs. Earned income tax credits are a perfect example of a foolish giveaway by the USA government. Taxpayers should have to first pay the tax, then receive tax credits. People who don't pay a dime in taxes are receiving ridiculous refunds from the IRS, even though they may not have paid any taxes. We are allowing immigrants to file tax returns, receiving credits for their children, who they claim are in their homeland. Our government is essentially broke. We have no right to give taxpayer refunds to people who haven't payed a dime in taxes. This must end asap. We certainly must not begin more programs that do the same thing.