Millions Lifted Out of Poverty Would Beg to Differ With Ryan Report's Conclusions

National Journal

March 6, 2014

 

As we applaud the President's 2015 Budget for proposing critical investments in early childhood and safety-net programs that have lifted millions of poor children and families out of poverty, it is sad that we must once again contend with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's distorted assessment of the impact of safety-net programs. The millions who have been helped by the safety net would beg to differ with the spurious and callous recitation of facts in Chairman Ryan's report. We hope the chairman gets his facts straight before issuing his forthcoming 2015 budget recommendations.
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