Matthew Feeney Discusses Paul Ryan's Comments on Anti-Poverty Spending at 10:30pm ET

Credit: Gage Skidmore/wikimediaCredit: Gage Skidmore/wikimediaLater this evening I will be discussing a House Budget Committee report promoted by Chairman  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) on The David Webb Show. Rep. Ryan said the following in a statement on the report:

For too long, we have measured compassion by how much we spend instead of how many people get out of poverty. We need to take a hard look at what the federal government is doing and ask, "Is this working?"

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  • Palin's Buttplug||

    Paul Ryan??? Why here???

  • William of Purple||

    You'll be in your bunk?

  • SPG_900||

    He cut spending by 8%

  • Vampire||

    Ryan should call up Romney and go play battleship again.

  • William of Purple||

    I miss curling since the Olympics are over.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    So.. WTF happened in the independents thread? Trollmageddon?

  • Wasteland Wanderer||

    Mary was off her meds again.

  • Dances-with-Trolls||

    Ah. That's never pretty.

  • LarryA||

    We need to take a hard look at what the federal government is doing and ask, "Is this working?"

    No.

    Next "hard" question?

  • Doctor Whom||

    No.

    Stop noticing things. If you're supposed to know something, your betters will tell you.

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    We need to take a hard look at what the federal government is doing and ask, "Is this working?"

    The correct answer, in virtually all situations, is either "no" or "kind of, but at a grossly inflated price".

  • Tony||

    He needs to take a hard look at his batshit political ideology and ask if it's working. Was his inability to save money in a budget even while putting people into poverty just an off day?

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