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JUL 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That 'Perpetuates Poverty'

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a shot at the federal government's approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsible for a system that "perpetuates poverty" in the United States. Ryan appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" to discuss his newly released poverty proposal, which involves consolidating 11 federal anti-poverty programs -- including food stamps and housing ...

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JUL 25, 2014 - Slate

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A Budget Cut by Any Other Name

On Thursday, speaking in front of a packed house at a conservative think tank in Washington, D.C., Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled his latest plan to overhaul how the federal government addresses poverty. At the center of the Republican’s sweeping proposal was a pilot project that allows states to consolidate federal food stamps with 10 of the government’s other, large-scale anti-poverty ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan proposed a new way to help poor Americans on Thursday with a plan to allow charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government for federal money to fight poverty. The plan from Ryan, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, would allow states to replace 11 ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor. Presenting his plan for a sweeping revamp of social safety net programs, Ryan said he wanted to give ...

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JUL 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Tom Cotton Touts Disaster Aid He Voted Against

Sen. Mark Pryor's (D-Ark.) re-election campaign blasted challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday for touting disaster aid for Arkansas farmers affected by floods, even though Cotton voted against the 2014 and 2013 Farm Bills. "I appreciate Secretary Vilsack's quick approval of Governor Beebe's disaster declaration request for the 23 impacted counties," Cotton said in a joint press release with ...

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