Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Summit: A Test of Republicans’ Sincerity On Poverty

Paul Ryan has been no shrinking violet when it comes to talking about poverty.

As chair of the House Budget Committee, Ryan released a lengthy report on the 50thanniversary of the War on Poverty and convened a series of hearings focused entirely on the topic. He famously took a “poverty tour” and subsequently released a big antipoverty plan to overhaul our nation’s safety net.

And just last month, Ryan devoted his first major policy speech as Speaker of the House of Representatives to discussing “the millions of people stuck in neutral… the 45 million people living in poverty.”

The above excerpt was originally published in The Huffington Post.