Skip to comments.Getting Past Name-Calling to Talk About Poverty
Posted on 04/30/2014 9:18:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Rep. Paul Ryan is meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. Let's hope they give his ideas a fair hearing. Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is scheduled to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus on Wednesday to discuss his plans to address poverty and his March 12 comments in a radio interview about a "tailspin of culture" in our inner cities where "generations of men [are] not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." Mr. Ryan's statement sparked liberal accusations of racism. Rep. Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) called it "a thinly veiled racial attack" that "cannot be tolerated" for ignoring that the majority of the poor are white and often live in the suburbs and rural areas.
All this provides what President Obama might call "a teaching moment." For more than a year, Mr. Ryan has been working closely with Robert Woodson, the head of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, to find solutions to generational poverty among inner-city familiesmany of them black and Hispanic. But because Mr. Ryan is whiteand worse, a Republican, he is a "racist" for pointing out how many approaches to poverty alleviation aren't working.
"No wonder people who want to be thoughtful . . . and deal with the issue" are often afraid to speak up, said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu at a panel I hosted earlier this month at the Aspen Institute's Fourth Annual Symposium on the State of Race in America. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said that even though he is black, he is criticized by many black leaders for talking about an obvious problem in his city and others: black-on-black crime. Murders among black men ages 18-34, he noted, make up the majority of homicides in New Orleans and Philadelphia.
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Paul Ryan to address Congressional black Caucus on poverty.
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“...ignoring that the majority of the poor are white and often live in the suburbs and rural areas.”
When the only tool you have is a hammer, all your problems look like nails.
Mr. Ryan created a debt limit capitulation budget that gave away this country’s future. He worked and worked and worked, and with the help of Boehner, Cantor, Graham, McCain and McConnell shackled our children and grandchildren to a slave’s existence.
Don’t tell me about this twit’s conciliation to the CBC or any other group for that matter. He’s pretty much baked the sh!t pie already.
She's obviously got the IQ of a brick. Anyone who points out the obvious problem, ranging from Bill Cosby, Ben Carson, Allen West, or Thomas Sowell, are vilified because of it. That said, Barb should stop and do the math: 39% of welfare recipients are white, 40% are black, but blacks are only 12% of the population. I don't give a rats ass what she thinks, their culture dooms their children to the same life and the War on Poverty never had a chance given they way it was designed.
Did Paul Ryan bring a sack full of $100’s to distribute. If not he will not get heard.
“..But because Mr. Ryan is whiteand worse, a Republican, he is a “racist” for pointing out how many approaches to poverty alleviation aren’t working.”
Why did FOX hire Williams?
Cliven Bundy said something sympathetic about poor blacks - look what happened. I do not trust Rand Paul as far as I can throw him.
Would the answer have something to do with the R word?
Democrats - They control and run every ghetto in America.
Poverty is BIG business and the Dems sure don’t want to stop the gravy train. Not sure what it is now but years back it cost $ 6.00 to give a welfare recipient $ 1.00.
Unfortunately Juan, your ignorance is part of the problem.
Name calling is all they have.
Juan Williams, believe it or not! Of course, this is just his annual CYA piece, and in the WSJ to boot. Thanks afraidfortherepublic.
Someone I knew who worked in the local welfare leviathan used to say, deadpan, that it would be cheaper and more effective to get rid of most of the apparatus and just put in a drive-through window — the client would pull up, “how much do you need this week?” they’d say a figure, the ‘worker’ would say, “could you get by with this much instead?”, and the transaction would be done before they’d drive off.