Republicans Try to Reclaim Poverty Fighting Reputation
Republicans used to be the champions of anti-poverty plans while Democrats worked with big business. Now the roles have kind of reversed. Still, possible 2016 candidates are looking to change that.
Senator Marco Rubio says the American dream has become “unattainable.” Senator Mike Lee says reforming government benefits programs should be the country’s “first priority.” And Representative Paul D. Ryan says the government safety net has “failed miserably.”