The upcoming Kemp Forum will shine a spotlight on the Republican field.
The Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity will be held this weekend in South Carolina. It will focus on policy options for reducing poverty and income inequality. The Forum is being moderated by Speaker Ryan, who has long-advocated for reforms to federal assistance programs to improve their effectiveness and ensure that they actually increase economic mobility. As Kimberly Strassel noted in today’s Wall Street Journal, and as I have previously stressed, economic mobility is a key pillar of the American Dream.
Given that I have previously argued that the 2040 Matters community should pick their preferred Presidential candidates based on their commitment to repairing all aspects of the American Dream, I thought readers would not only be interested in Ms. Strassel’s column, which discusses the more thoughtful economic mobility policy ideas being developed by Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and John Kasich, but also in the list of Republican candidates who are actually attending the Forum.
The attendees include: Jeb Bush, John Kasich, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, and Ben Carson.
Those not attending include: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul.
After the forum, I will explore the candidates’ (from both parties) positions on improving economic mobility in greater detail, just as I will their positions on reforming Social Security and Medicare and combatting climate change. Stay tuned.
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