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Rep. Ryan’s Poverty Plan – Reactions and Resources
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July 24, 2014

Earlier today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) appeared at an event hosted by AEI to unveil his new plan to fight poverty, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” Rep. Ryan’s plan categorizes his reforms into six different areas, a few of which we’ll discuss here. So-called “Opportunity Grants”:  First, Rep....

Head Smacker: Trying to get Chairman Ryan’s poverty plan to match up with everything he has proposed up to now, and what he might be doing tomorrow
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July 24, 2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) gave a speech today about Expanding Opportunity in America. He talked about the need to provide individualized services to poor families, to let states try new approaches and test their outcomes, to reduce incarceration and provide services for those returning from prison, and...

Fact of the Week: The Average Worker Who Would Benefit from a Minimum Wage Increase Isn’t Who You Might Think
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July 23, 2014

The average age of workers who benefit from raising the minimum wage to $10.10 is 35 years old. More than a third of workers affected are at least 40. While many people still think of the average minimum wage worker as the teenager earning some extra spending cash, the reality is...

Rep. Ryan’s Plan to Fight Poverty – A Preview
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July 21, 2014

This Thursday, July 24, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveils his plan to fight poverty and expand opportunity at an event at AEI. We encourage you to watch the live stream starting at 9 a.m., and share your thoughts about what you hear in the comments section below....

Head Smacker: Congress Continues to Fund Military Equipment the Pentagon Doesn’t Want
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July 17, 2014

Despite Congress’ continued insistence that critical assistance like benefits for the long-term unemployed be paid for by cutting something else, they continue to push money towards the Pentagon – whether or not the Pentagon wants the money in the first place. The Friends Committee on National Legislation pulled together some...

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