Three Republican House leaders met in Silicon Valley Monday where they broadcast on a live stream on Facebook. Among them Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan who says job training is too fragmented among 49 different programs in the federal government.
“We don’t track to see whether they work. Whether people are actually getting the education and going back to work.”
Ryan mentions his hometown of Janesville as a place where unemployed people relied heavily on manufacturing, believing they would hold the same job for a lifetime. In these scenarios, there must be “a system of lifelong learning” to train for a new career and lead to higher living standard.
The Janesville Republican says our tax system leads to “winners and losers” with the losers having to pay higher taxes for those who utilize loopholes. He says fundamental tax reform – including tax cuts and closing loopholes – will help the US compete in a global economy.
Ryan, the House Budget Chairman, sat alongside House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California.