Compassionate conservatism is back! (And just as ridiculous as ever) – Salon.com

Paul Ryan’s answer to poverty: Just pray extra hard!

According to a major new study by a group of academic researchers at Columbia University, government programs like food stamps and unemployment insurance have significantly helped the poor over the last 50 years.

But the very same study shows that America’s deregulated, capitalism-gone-wild economy has done far less to lift people out of poverty during that same period. The facts demonstrate clearly that government services have made the difference in people’s lives, while America’s economic policies have failed.

via Compassionate conservatism is back! (And just as ridiculous as ever) – Salon.com.

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