3 myths about the poor that Republicans are using to support slashing US safety net

3 myths about the poor that Republicans are using to support slashing US safety net

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By Michele Gilman, Venable Professor of Law, University of Baltimore. Sen. Chuck Grassley recently seemed to suggest some poor people spend all their money on “booze or women or movies.” AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall Republicans continue to use long-debunked myths about the poor as they defend lower taxes for the rich and deep cuts to the social safety net to pay for them.

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