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Evan McMullin on Welfare & Poverty

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More government poverty programs aren't the single answer

Nearly 50 million Americans live below the poverty line, and millions more struggle just to get by. While America is a compassionate nation, more government programs aren't the single answer to addressing the least fortunate. Those who can work should have the opportunity to work, and those who need the training and education to become productive should receive it.
Source: 2016 presidential campaign website EvanMcMullin.com , Aug 12, 2016

Anti-poverty expenditures have done little since1960s

Evan McMullin argued that the happiness of all people is best maximized by decreasing Federal influence on individual lives at home and increasing the exercise of American power abroad. Addressing the issue of poverty, McMullin underscored the fact that despite "tremendous" expenditure on anti-poverty programs "the poverty rate today, in America, is still about the same that it was in the mid 1960s." McMullin argued that this was due to the incompetence of the Federal government in meeting the needs of real people. The government provided a safety net to "make poverty more tolerable," but tolerable, McMullin claimed, is not "good enough." People need programs that empower them to make their own way to success. Programs that view Americans living in poverty as "not our burden but our potential."

Basically politician-speak for: yes, we'll stick with welfare, but let's not have welfare programs that make people afraid of losing their benefits if they find a job.

Source: StatesmanOnline.com on 2016 presidential hopefuls , Feb 15, 2016

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