A Blueprint for Cutting Poverty and Expanding Opportunity in America

By Rebecca Vallas and Melissa Boteach, Center for American Progress

Though congressional Republicans have recently put anti-poverty rhetoric in the forefront, their policies don’t match:

“While Speaker Ryan talks about his commitment to cut poverty, the House budget generates three-fifths of its spending cuts from programs that help low- and moderate-income Americans. If enacted, it would slash investments in nutrition assistance, tax credits for working families, child care, job training, education, health care, transportation, infrastructure, and more—all to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.”

The article then lists policies that would confront poverty, such as increasing the minimum wage or investing in human capital.

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