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    Paul Ryan: 'Inner City' Men Lazy

    House Budget Committee chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (L) and Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) hold a news conference to introduce The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2013.  Budget negotiators in the U.S. Congress have reached an agreement on Tuesday that, if approved by the House and Senate, could restore some order to the nation's chaotic budget process and avoid another government shutdown on Jan. 15.   REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTX16D11

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    Former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s poverty reform is off to a rocky start. Ryan appeared on Bill Bennett’s Morning in America on Wednesday, and told the conservative host that part of his agenda is to create work requirements to deal with the “real culture problem” of men “in our inner cities.” Ryan told the host: “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work, and so there is a real culture problem here that has to be dealt with.” In releasing a 204-page report on American anti-poverty programs, Ryan argued that the programs have actually contributed to the high rate of poverty.

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