Tags: Ryan | no | Poverty | Plan

Ryan Will Offer Anti-Poverty Plan

Image: Ryan Will Offer Anti-Poverty Plan House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 07:28 AM

By Melanie Batley

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will announce Thursday a new plan that would consolidate existing anti-poverty programs and extend more flexibility to states to allocate funds for lower-income Americans, The Washington Post reported.

The proposal is designed to help rebrand the GOP to appeal to lower-income and working class voters, while sidestepping the traditional partisan battles of the past.

The former 2012 vice presidential nominee will announce support for an expansion of a tax credit for the working poor and a number of measures targeting education and criminal justice programs, as well as food stamps and housing aid. Medicare, however, would remain under federal jurisdiction.

The policy package will be launched through a pilot program in which the federal government consolidates existing safety-net programs into one grant given to the states called the "Opportunity Grant," the Post reported.

"It is important to note that this is not a budget-cutting exercise—this is a reform proposal," said a document setting out the plans, according to the Post.

Ryan will also set out other ideas such as giving states more flexibility in executing federal education and job training programs as well as proposals to help low-risk, non-violent offenders to avoid further jail time.

Ryan's plans are the culmination of a year's work to offer conservative policy proposals that would at the same time reduce perceptions that the Republican Party does not prioritize lower-income people.

The Post noted the plans were striking because, until now, Ryan has avoided giving specific policy proposals and has also tended to focus instead on spending cuts and paying down the debt.

Related stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Dow Plunges 250 as January Finishes on Weak Note

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 16:22 PM

The stock market is sagging at the close as investors weigh a slowdown in the U.S. economy and corporate earnings.Januar . . .

Israeli Officials: Obama Gave Iran '80 Percent of What They Want'

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:55 PM

The Obama administration has reportedly agreed to most of Tehran's demands in talks on Iran's nuclear program, according . . .

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Previews Likely White House Theme

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 15:04 PM

Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved