In other news, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has conducted his own analysis of anti-poverty programs and concluded that they actually make poverty worse. To rectify this we should implement his Path to Poverty budget right away, obviously. What the poor need isn’t a handout, it’s a little motivation to pull themselves up by their boot straps and escape the “poverty trap.”
This idea what there is even a such thing as a “poverty trap” is one of most bullshit conservative economic ideas today. As if receiving SNAP or WIC assistance during a time of need prevents someone from taking advantage of economic opportunities that, as you know, magically materialize for average people on a daily basis.
‘I was going to start my own business, but food stamps are just too good.’