NOW With Alex Wagner, 10/23/12, 8:00 PM ET

Ryan set to deliver speech on upward mobility, poverty

Paul Ryan will deliver his first policy address on the poor and upward mobility in America. NOW’s Alex Wagner, economist Jared Bernstein, Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele,’s Heather McGhee, and Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson...

Paul Ryan’s policies for the poor


As Congressman Paul Ryan delivers his address on poverty and social mobility today, we thought it’d be good to take a look back at how the policies he has proposed in the past would impact low-income Americans. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 62 percent of the spending cuts Ryan proposes in his 2013 House budget plan would come from programs that serve the poor. Check out the video above for a more detailed look at which specific programs would get the axe.

Paul Ryan's policies for the poor