Monday, March 31, 2014

It's not about race --- it's about how liberalism doesn't solve poverty

By Star Parker | MARCH 28, 2014 Opinion,Star Parker,Columnists,Paul Ryan,Detroit,Race and Diversity,Poverty

When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for his remarks that, “We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the wrong part of what she had to say got all the attention.   The big buzz that Congressional Black Caucus member Lee generated was her accusation that Ryan's remarks were a “thinly veiled racial attack.”  But the part of her remarks I found most interesting was: “… Mr. Ryan should step up and produce some legitimate proposals on how to tackle poverty and racial discrimination in America.”  Ryan has been one of the most creative and courageous policy-thinkers in Washington in recent years.

Ryan sat down with me for an interview shortly before he ran for vice president in 2012. His thoughtfulness and compassion came through loud and clear and he zeroed in on the core of a problem I have been talking and writing about for more than 20 years - government programs that not only do not solve problems but make problems worse........To Read More.....

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