January 7, 2014

GOOD. LAUNCH A SPOILING ATTACK: Rubio to Outline Anti-Poverty Reforms.

Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) will deliver a speech at the Capitol on Tuesday to discuss reforming federal anti-poverty programs and increasing income mobility in the United States. The speech is intended to mark the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.”

President Obama and congressional Democrats have made clear that they want to make income inequality a central issue heading into the 2014 midterms, but Rubio and other Republicans such as Paul Ryan aim to make sure the debate is not one-sided. Ryan, for his part, will deliver keynote remarks at next week’s Social Mobility Summit at the Brookings Institute.

Sen. Mike Lee, who’s had some interesting ideas, should get involved, too.

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