Paul Ryan: Lucrative Welfare Benefits Causing Poverty Traps

Reblogged on kommonsentsjane.

This should ring a bell for our government that this path which is backed by the Democrats and Obama is not working.

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SMALLGOVREPORT

Paul Ryan was on Face The Nation with Bob Schieffer this week and when the topic of Baltimore predictably came up, he offered some sharp insights that unfortunately the public is only hearing from Republicans.  The House Ways And Means Committee Chairman explained that one of the most important takeaways from the recent riots is that government can’t solve the poverty problem.

President Lyndon Johnson is well known for birthing the failed “War on Poverty” which attempted to launch the less fortunate into prosperity with massive federal spending increases and new government entitlement programs.  That hasn’t worked out very well.  Today’s poverty rate is essentially the same as it was in the 1960s.

It is well known that Baltimore’s city council is comprised entirely of Democrats and they have not had a Republican mayor since LBJ’s last term in the late 60s.  Their solution has been to increase spending at…

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