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April 20, 2014

Paul Ryan to Launch Anti-Poverty Effort

The Washington Post dives into House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) efforts to “roll out an anti-poverty plan to rival his budgetary Roadmap for America’s Future in scope and ambition.”

“Advisers say Ryan’s immediate goal is to become chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee when Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) steps down in 2015. That would give him an ideal perch to advance an expanded agenda that combines an overhaul of the tax code and federal health and retirement programs with kinder, gentler policies to encourage work and upward mobility.”

“Ryan’s new emphasis on social ills doesn’t imply that he’s willing to compromise with Democrats on spending more government money. His idea of a war on poverty so far relies heavily on promoting volunteerism and encouraging work through existing federal programs, including the tax code.”

  • MrBeale

    If you want to fix poverty, abandon your Ayn Randian policies.

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