According to Catherine Rampell
, Bush’s “block grants” proposal would “completely destroy established anti-poverty programs such as food stamps, cash welfare payments, rent subsidies and public housing.”
Here’s more from Rampell on the upshot of the whole block grants thing:
[B]lock-granting is just a way federal politicians can strip poor people of much-needed services without actually taking the blame for the resulting suffering.
It isn’t just Jeb — the entire GOP’s in on it.
Leading up to tonight’s State of the Union, Speaker Paul Ryan’s been talking up a “game-changing” GOP anti-poverty agenda and transformative welfare reform, but here’s the thing: For Republicans, “welfare reform” isn’t about improving outcomes — it’s code for: “Dear America’s Poor, life’s about to get a lot harder.”
Published: Jan 12, 2016