For Republicans And Poverty, At Least The Thought Counts?
Kevin Williamson thinks the GOP needs to place more public emphasis on attacking poverty.
I have no hope for the Democrats; as I argue in The Dependency Agenda, they are in the business of exploiting poverty and economic anxiety for partisan gain and private financial gain. What I want is a Republican party (and, more important, a conservative movement) that puts the poor if not at the center of its agenda then at least on equal footing with the middle class. The church-based wing of the conservative movement historically has done a pretty good job with that, but there is a real need for free-marketers to get out of the think tanks and into the streets.