Gwen Moore

Moore would prefer we keep blacks hooked on government handouts.

Via Capital Times:

After sparking a flurry of controversy in March with remarks that suggested that poverty in America’s inner-cities was due in part to people who lacked an appreciation for work, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, has made a point of conveying interest and compassion for the country’s poor, particularly in minority communities.

As part of that effort, Ryan met recently with the Congressional Black Caucus to discuss possible areas of cooperation between Republicans and Democrats on addressing poverty.

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, a member of the CBC, whose members are currently all Democrats, said the meeting yielded some constructive dialogue and highlighted a number of sharp ideological disagreements between the two sides. […]
Moore is hopeful that the proposal will appeal to Republicans, she said, because an examination of the 474 targeted counties shows that about half of them are located in Republican districts.

But while Moore acknowledged that such a case might get some attention from what she termed “traditional Republicans,” including Ryan, she said GOP leaders are stymied by dozens of tea party representatives who have no interest in developing federal programs to fight poverty.

“Everyday they’ve got 45 to 60 Republicans who don’t want to do anything for poor people,” she said. “They’re there to basically get rid of entitlement programs.”

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