Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Ryan: Not Entirely Disappointing

Paul Ryan has managed to be disappointing more than a few times lately, while whining about "1/2 of 1/3rd" and rolling over for the Obozo/Reid/McConnell Leviathan.

But he continues to put out good stuff.  Yesterday he produced a report which establishes as fact the notion that the "War on Poverty" is largely bullshit.  No surprise:  that "war" was begun by a hyperpartisan jackwad with the expressed intent of keeping black Americans in.......ahhh.......slavery.......... to the Feds.

Here's the AmSpec's take:

...Plenty of Republicans have decried government spending on welfare, but Ryan, as usual, has made the effort to compile data to back up his arguments. His desire to see people “helped” sounds very Democratic; the left loves to claim their mission is all about improving the lives of the poor. However, his intent to do this without excessive or ineffective spending is exactly what fiscal conservatives want to hear....

The reality is that Fed (and most State) "anti-poverty" programs improve the lives of only one entity:  government workers.  They have jobs shuffling papers and tax-dollars. 

Poor folks?  Not so much.


Anonymous said...

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=4095&utm_content=buffer03fca&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferact. What a joke. This guy's lying liar as usual. Every time this guy produces a report, makes a fool out of himself:

Dad29 said...

You cite a left-o-wack bunch which writes an essay entirely devoid of hard numbers as "evidence"?

I mentioned that the single largest beneficiary of "welfare" is gummint fatass employees. No surprise, then, that your source's BOD is largely ex-Gummint fatass employees, eh?