|Rubio pushing reform agenda to tackle poverty|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — Sen. Marco Rubio says the nation needs a new reform agenda to help the poorest Americans find work and boost their families out of poverty, a goal that he says has been undermined by Washington’s bureaucracy.
The Florida Republican said in a speech Wednesday that money from the federal government to address poverty should be shifted to the states to give workers a better chance of climbing out of poverty. Congress, meanwhile, should reform the tax code to give people in low-wage jobs an incentive to stay in the workforce and not collect unemployment insurance.
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