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Paul Ryan: There's An Inner City 'Culture Problem' Of Men Not Working

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In discussing inner city culture, Ryan referenced Charles Murray, a social scientist who has claimed that, "One reason that we still have poverty in the United States is that a lot of poor people are born lazy."

Ryan emphasized to Bennett that paying taxes is not enough to help reduce poverty, and that people need to help out in their communities to "resuscitate our culture."

Last week Ryan released his Budget Committee report on anti-poverty programs, in which he concluded that these programs discourage work.

"[W]e want people to reach their potential and so the dignity of work is very valuable and important and we have to re-emphasize work and reform our welfare programs, like we did in 1996," Ryan told Bennett Wednesday.