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The Social Safety Net is Working

May 6, 2015

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Greg Sargent has a piece up today that describes the finding of a new study released this morning that piggybacks on Dylan Matthews’ piece yesterday explaining how Paul Ryan does not understand or that Ryan does understand yet is purposefully obfuscating how poverty is calculated for political gain. Trying to frame the social safety net as a […]

Good Reads for May 5…

May 5, 2015

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Paul Ryan is very unserious about helping poverty. In fact, he is downright cruel. But for all Ryan’s rhetoric on poverty, he’s also the author of a series of budgets that would absolutely wreck programs for the American poor, inflicting massive human suffering on the nation’s most vulnerable residents. It’s never been exactly clear how […]