The 204-page report released by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan this Monday — that was supposed to analyze the results of the Nation’s anti-poverty programs — has actually shown the programs to be largely successful.
In probably one of the most ironic twists in GOP class warfare politics in recent memory, the 204-page report released by GOP Rep. and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan this Monday — that was supposed to analyze the results of the Nation’s anti-poverty programs — has actually gone against the GOP narrative and shown the programs to be largely successful.
Looking to kick-off a campaign designed to “revamp” federal welfare programs, the report argued that “Federal programs are not only failing to address [poverty]. They are also in some significant respects making it worse.”
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