Think Progress has the article Paul Ryan’s Audit Of Federal Anti-Poverty Programs Finds Many Are Actually Very Effective.
Ryan argues that federal programs have contributed to the nation’s high poverty rate and “created what’s known as the poverty trap.” The report argues, “Federal programs are not only failing to address the problem. They are also in some significant respects making it worse.”
This is exactly why I produced my previous post Did The War On Poverty Fail?. It was meant to be pulled out and plopped down in front of people like Paul Ryan every time they make their ridiculous claims.
The Think Progress article goes on to say:
But a closer look at the analysis undermines the old Ronald Reagan adage, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” As Ryan’s own analysis points out, numerous progressive-minded spending programs have helped millions of Americans and significantly reduced the nation’s poverty rate. Below are 16 examples from Ryan’s own report of how the government can help lower-income Americans make ends meet:
I’ll let you click the link to the article at the very beginning of this post to see the 16 examples. I only wish their article had referred to the charts in my previous post.