Poverty

Councilman-Elect Andreas Addison Working Towards a Rebirth of Richmond

Over the past few years, there has been a stark change in the political landscape in large metropolitan areas across the United States. As millennials become a greater and more influential portion of the voting bloc, community leaders have become younger in age and more innovative in mind. Richmond, Virginia, is no exception. After electing … Read more…

Paul Ryan on Anti-Poverty

Speaker Ryan’s plan certainly engages in the traditional conservative talking points of smaller government and the importance of job creation for the impoverished of this country. However this plan, after reading it in its entirety (only 35 pages), is an excellent organized step forward in my opinion with nuanced 21st century policy proposals that deserve … Read more…

Minimum Wage: Curing Poverty with Band-Aids?

For the most part, Republicans have largely remained silent on the issue of minimum wage. I can’t understand why. As a party, we declare ourselves to be pro-family and pro-small business. We criticize the failed welfare state. We support transparency in government. But what does any of this have to do with minimum wage? Everything. By owning … Read more…