If we are truly concerned about minimizing poverty and lowering the unemployment rate including long term unemployment, we must allow the real job creators to get to work; the real job creators being entrepreneurs. This can be accomplished by repealing Obamacare immediately, cutting the Federal government by 25% within a 3 year period, restructuring the tax code so much of theses government cuts will be from the IRS, eliminating any agencies and departments that are duplicates and requiring any regulation older than 5 years to be reviewed. The process to impose regulations must be changed so private industry has a far greater say as to what regulations are imposed.
The federal government has grown so large and unresponsive t that it is strangling the American business community. Our founding fathers understood how dangerous big government is to freedom and prosperity. They tried to protect us from those evils, but the Marxist/Progressives have determined a strangling government that professes equality and conformity is more important than a prosperous and free society that values self-reliance, individuality and freedom and solves the very problems the Marxist/Progressives claim they want eliminated.