Paul Ryan’s “Anti-Poverty” Plan

Episode #49

Paul Ryan’s “Anti-Poverty” Plan

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Here we go again. This week, House Speaker Paul Ryan released yet another self-styled plan to fight poverty that actually does the opposite. To discuss the plan, as well as a true vision for fighting poverty and expanding opportunity, we’re joined by Jared Bernstein, former Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Senior a Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. We then talk to Cory Mason, a state legislator in Ryan’s home state, to discuss why Ryan’s plan is the exact opposite of what his constituents need. Finally, we’re joined by Roach Brown, who was incarcerated for decades before receiving executive clemency and becoming host of the radio show Crossroads on WPFW. Check out his national mass incarceration radio-thon on June 17th.

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  • Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former chief economist for Vice President Biden: @econjared
  • Rep. Cory Mason, State Representative for the 66th Assembly District: @RepCoryMason
  • Roach Brown, Host of CrossRoads: @WPFWDC