The Political Divide Over How Best To Reduce Poverty

Source: Diane Rehm Show, March 5, 2014
(audio)

In his 2015 budget, President Barack Obama calls for expanding tax breaks for low-income workers. Republicans are pushing welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs. Debate over government efforts to reduce poverty.

Guests:
Damian Paletta – reporter, The Wall Street Journal.

Olivia Golden – executive director, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); former assistant secretary for children and families, Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration; author of “Reforming Child Welfare.”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin – president of the American Action Forum, chief economist and director of the Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2006.