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A bipartisan consensus
on how to fight poverty?

American Magazine, by Arnold Kling

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Posted By:EagleBlurst, 8/6/2014 10:38:15 AM

Two recent comprehensive policy proposals for reforming the government´s approach to fighting poverty — one from a center-left think tank, the other from Republican Congressman Paul Ryan — seem to share some core ideas. Does this represent an opening for some rare bipartisanship? In June, the Hamilton Project released a free e-book, Policies to Address Poverty in America, edited by Melissa S. Kearney and Benjamin H. Harris. In July, Ryan´s House Budget Committee put out a “discussion draft,” Expanding Opportunity in America. Each represents a serious, broad attempt to improve anti-poverty policy. Ryan´s approach centers on consolidating many existing programs

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: curious1, 8/6/2014 10:44:13 AM     (No. 9955184)

That´s easy. Keep government out of it.
As, I believe, Benjamin Franklin said, (paraphrased from memory), to help, don´t make it (unemployment) comfortable.
And nowhere in the constitution is it written that everybody has to have the same toys - if they want something, let them work for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 8/6/2014 10:48:24 AM     (No. 9955199)

Reminiscent of the WWII word JANFU. Similar to FUBAR or SNAFU.

JANFU - JOINT ARMY NAVY FOWL UP.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/6/2014 10:54:19 AM     (No. 9955204)

You want to fight poverty? Make the world safe for capitalism...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/6/2014 11:25:48 AM     (No. 9955260)

Unless it has something to do with getting and education and then a job, don´t bother.

More mentoring accomplishes nothing. Eliminate the "if it´s for free, it´s for me" mentality and the problem will solve itself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: M2, 8/6/2014 11:56:13 AM     (No. 9955336)

It will never get past the Senate because one of its tenets is to remove control from the Fed to the States. For Democrats, that is like showing Dracula the Cross.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jglas, 8/6/2014 3:58:49 PM     (No. 9955689)

That approach can´t possibly work. All government programs are judged successful by how fast they grow the government. They should, of course, be judged by how fast they make themselves unneeded . . . but what good would that do for government? For example look at our present situation. If you run out of poor people on whom to lavish welfare benefits, import them.

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