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video: McGovern Blasts Speaker Ryan’s Poverty Agenda

Thursday, June 09, 2016

 

Congressman Jim McGovern joined Wednesday's House Democratic press conference to call out Speaker Ryan for House Republicans' poverty agenda which was unveiled this week. 

See the Video Below 

“It looks like it was pieced together in the basement of Trump Tower because it does nothing to help lift people up and does everything to help put people down. And enough is enough.There’s no difference between what the House Republicans are proposing and what Donald Trump is proposing on the campaign trail. They don’t have a clue about what it’s like to be poor in this country. And Democrats are going to stand up and fight them. Democrats have solutions that could actually help get people out of poverty and put people back to work," said McGovern. 

McGovern goes on to question things that he feels everyone should be talking about. 

“Why aren’t we talking about raising the minimum wage to a livable wage? Why aren’t we talking about ways to make work pay so that people don’t have to be in poverty. But that’s not what’s in the Republican plan," McGovern said.

McGovern concluded, "So I hope it is clear to everyone, even those who have a quick glance at the proposal that Speaker Ryan has released that it basically amounts to nothing new. Nothing innovative. Certainly nothing bipartisan. And my hope is that none of the stuff he’s proposed will go anywhere.

And finally, I’ll just say, to keep on doing this, to keep on scapegoating poor people, to keep on beating up on poor people is just a lousy thing to do.”

 

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