Skip to comments.Ryan: Mission Is to Address Root Causes of Poverty, Not the Symptoms
Posted on 09/19/2012 8:59:46 AM PDT by IbJensen
(CNSNews.com) GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, speaking to supporters in Dover, N.H. said, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romneys mission is to address the root causes of poverty instead of simply treating the symptoms.
So, our goal, our mission is to address the root causes of poverty instead of simply treating the symptoms of poverty. Thats very critical. You see, by going after the root causes of poverty, trying to break the cycle of poverty, you need economic growth. You need job creation. You need higher take-home pay, Ryan said.
Ryan said the Obama economy is not providing the kind of economic growth, the job creation, the system of upward mobility, the system of opportunity that weve historically had in this country.
He acknowledged that President Barack Obama came into office with a real mess on his hands no two ways about that.
The problem was, he didnt make things better, Ryan said. We dont have the kind of recovery we ought to be having, especially based on the kind of recession we had.
So, when just last month alone, for every person who found a job, four people stopped looking for a job. We need to create at least 150,000 every single month just to keep pace with population, Ryan said.
Ryan said he and Romney are worried about more people becoming dependent on government and not themselves, because by promoting more dependency, by not having jobs and economic growth, people miss their potential.
We should not be measuring the progress of our social programs programs like food stamps based upon how many people receive them. We should be measuring the progress of our social programs by how many people we transition off of them into lives of self-sufficiency and jobs and upward mobility. Thats not what were getting in this economy, Ryan added.
The Dems haven't even been able to control symptoms. The disease is rampant. They feed the disease and blame everyone else for the symptoms!
Particularly disgusting is the Democrat love of importing poverty from every third world garbage can as if we do not have enough of the home-grown variety.
“GIVE a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach him HOW to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.”
What Romney/Ryan campaign should now explain are the reasons why those on fixed incomes must go on food stamps and apply for other benefits such as energy assistance etc.
The price of ; goods, services ,food, as well as the cost, use, and type of of energy sources, have all been driven up by Obama through his endless edicts, use of regulations and prohibitions all designed to change the systems of distribution and use of resources to conform to his socialist scheme or ideal. Without any regard to the consequences
.. or teach him how to fish, you have a competitor.
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