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Thomas Ravenel on Welfare & Poverty

 


New Deal & Great Society are examples of federal overreach

Ravenel and Kocher made respective cases for unseating Graham by emphasizing their aim to place more federal government services, such as the IRS and Medicaid, under state control.

Ravenel argued that history shows the New Deal and Great Society programs passed by Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson are examples of federal overreach that should be eliminated. For example, the government could dole out Medicaid funding to the states in the form of block grants and let the states run the programs from there, Ravenel said. That could help eliminate bureaucratic red tape and encourage each state to experiment and innovate. "It's nothing about cutting anything, it's about being more efficient," he said.

Source: The Island Packet on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Jul 21, 2014

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