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Poverty Forum

Paul Ryan's Plan to Merge Safety Net Programs Could Increase Poverty, Not Reduce It

Bob Greenstein | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

When various Republican presidential candidates present their views on addressing poverty at a January 9 forum in South Carolina, some may seek to align themselves with House Speaker Paul Ryan's proposal to combine funding for numerous safety net programs into what would essentially be a mega-block grant to states. However, Paul Ryan's "Opportunity Grant" proposal carries substantial risk of increasing poverty, rather than reducing it.

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows: Jesus Wouldn't Have it Any Other Way

Myrna Pérez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myrna Pérez

The collaboration giving rise to the Poverty Forum is surely a blessed event. I hope, however, that soon it becomes an ordinary one.