Paul Ryan war on poverty: Federal programs are not a "poverty trap"Quicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|This week, the House Budget Committee, led by Republican ideas man Paul Ryan, published a 204-page report cataloging just about every conservative complaint about the federal government’s anti-poverty efforts. The report’s grand, familiar theory is that the American welfare state has grown too sprawling and complex, and when combined, its overlapping programs discourage the needy from working. “There are nearly 100 programs at the federal level that are meant to help, but they have actually created a poverty trap,” Ryan said.|
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