Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan says the war on poverty is at a stalemate. But he hopes to do something about that with a new foundation.
“The organization [is] founded on the simple but profound premise that the condition of your birth should not determine the outcome of your life,” the foundation’s website says. “The American Idea Foundation believes that every American deserves the opportunity to achieve their version of the American dream.”
Ryan, who left Congress after his term ended earlier this year, said the thought behind the American Ideas Foundation is to talk about lifting people out of poverty and fighting the mindset in Washington that more money is the only answer.
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