Comments on: Paul Ryan’s promising new plan to end poverty http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/ Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DonD1977 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1362 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:10:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1362 Poverty won’t be “solved” by social engineering of either the left or the right – investing in better education, and long-term improvements in technology and productivity, will come closest to easing the issue.

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1359 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1359 I see all the dems are here. Nothing will work except continuing to throw monumental amounts of money at the problem. Ryan says he has a deficit neutral plan that would consolidate a bunch of programs – makes sense to me. Consolidation would mean less money spent on administration and more left over to actually help poor people.

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By: michaelryan http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1357 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:40:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1357 Why can’t anyone just propose ways to improve what we have going and fix the situations where corruption is rampant. Like fixing the corruption surrounding SS disability claims.

Why does this “richly detailed report” on the war on poverty include the EPA? This is just witch hunt material by the GOP.

The EPA is extremely critical for protecting our environment as the world gets more and more abused by new technology/chemicals/pharmaceuticals.

The GOP war on the EPA is a clear sign the GOP only cares about profits and not people..

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By: Flash1022 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1349 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:37:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1349 Though Ryan differentiates between generational and situation poverty, nothing is mentioned about mental illness, the infirmed, or the disabled that all lead to poverty.

Also increasing the EITC does not add value to the economy.

The real resolution is to increase wages, otherwise we will continue to increase the ranks of the working poor.

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By: BLUEBLOOD http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1348 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:14:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1348 hey!…Its always a great idea to do the exact opposite of anything Paul Ryan has to say or do.

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By: BLUEBLOOD http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1347 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:13:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1347 Its always a great idea to do the exact opposite of anything Paul Ryan has to say or do.

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By: 1DukeZ http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1345 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:18:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1345 When you read a political post, always look for a number. Why? It gives a specific measure for evaluating how accurate the post is. I’m not talking about some (years, time,etc). clap trap. With this in mind, can you tell me what exactly (with numbers) the Ryan plan will accomplish?

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1343 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:44:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1343 I’m from the government and I’m here to help you…

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By: QuietThinker http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1342 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:21:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1342 Recent Republican tickets have consisted of a mainstream Republican presidential (G.W. Bush, McCann, Romney) candidate and a wingnut vice-presidential candidate (Cheney, Palin, Ryan). Ryan has been trying to reposition himself publicly as the mainstream candidate for 2016. This article reads like a PR piece – part of the PR campaign to reposition his image.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/2014/07/24/paul-ryans-promising-new-plan-to-end-poverty/#comment-1338 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:40:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reihan-salam/?p=924#comment-1338 CDN_Rebel makes good points regarding Ryans agenda and Salam’s lock step loyalty to his party. However, some of the findings regarding the problems faced by the impoverished are reasonable. The question really is will any GOP ever really act to accomplish an effective alteration of these issues. Historically they have not and have been prone to identifying issues and then promoting policy that actually exacerbates the problems due to their tendency to want to be cruel and force people to first accept the entirety of their political ideology. This is similar to how Christians often give bibles to starving children. They expect that before you get help, you must accept their beliefs. This is not charity or concern, this is ideological enslavement. They refuse to help those that do not become part of their vast right wing conspiracy, and so they help very few people. In fact as CDN said, they tend to inhibit the brightest since they (the brightest) are almost certainly going to reject a simplistic and limited view of the world such as held by the typical conservative. It’s just too narrow and dumb for those with a brain.

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