8 Phony GOP Solutions for Poverty That Will Only Bring More Economic Pain

I wrote this for AlterNet: 8 Phony GOP Solutions for Poverty That Will Only Bring More Economic Pain,

On the 50th anniversary of the war on poverty, Republicans are whipping out “compassionate conservatism” again, in an attempt to rebrand themselves as something other than the harsh, anti-poor, anti-women, anti-minority, anti-gay, anti-everything wingnuts they have been showing us they are. It’s a strategy Republicans default to when they’ve taken things to such an extreme that the country is revolted. And here we are with Republicans pretending to have proposals geared toward fighting poverty instead of just boosting the fortunes of those who already have huge fortunes.

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