Pam Villarreal Statement to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources

"Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families in Today’s Economy"

February 11, 2015

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During a time when people reflect on the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans over many decades, many agree that “more can be done” to ensure economic opportunity for all Americans.  But the demand that the “more” must be done by government through a stronger safety net, wealth redistribution and mandated equality measures overshadows the years of evidence that more often than not, government programs fail.  Over the past 30 years, NCPA has published a number of studies describing the effects. Many of these efforts discourage wise choices, limit educational opportunities and create burdensome regulations that hinder entrepreneurship.

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