Government intervention to help the poor often has the opposite effect.
In a recent report by Heritage titled, Big Government Policies that Hurt the Poor and How to Address Them, experts Daren Bakst and Patrick Tyrrell clearly explain changes that need to be made in order to boost the American economy and help those in need.
The key takeaways are:
- Concern for the poor is often equated with expanding government. In reality, government policies often makes it harder for those striving to make ends meet.
- Many of the policies drive up consumer prices, for items such as food and energy, which disproportionately hurt the poor.