Paul Ryan has been pummeled by Democrats and other Leftists for daring to discuss the reality that the War on Poverty has been an utter failure.
They've slammed him, calling him a racist.
The fact is government programs have been counterproductive, IF the intent is truly to lift people out of poverty rather than create a permanent dependent class. If the intent is to create dependency, then the War on Poverty has been a tremendous success.
Ryan wants to solve the poverty problem. He wants to work for real solutions.
Obama's plan - more food stamps, more handouts, more government programs - is not a solution. That perpetuates poverty. That's not a plan to combat it. We have 50 years of proof.
In my opinion, a plan that grows dependency and destroys the family could rightly be considered sinister, and possibly racist.
Read George Will's column, "Ryan's Critics Are in Denial."
Watch an exclusive interview Paul Ryan did with the MacIver Institute:
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) recently released a House Budget Committee report titled 'The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later.' The report takes an in depth look at dozens of government programs aimed at fighting poverty. However, even after trillions of tax dollars have been spent to solve the problem, the poverty rate has only inched lower. Ryan now hopes to find out why the programs are not working, and what can actually be done to combat poverty in America. During a recent town hall meeting in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District, Ryan spoke with the MacIver Institute in an exclusive interview about the report.