Today marks the official launch of “A Better Way” by The House GOP, a six point policy publication highlighting the most dire needs in American Federal government. Poverty, the economy, tax reform, healthcare (reform regardless), national security and The Constitution round off the list of items that Speaker Ryan (R-WI) and the cat herd that is the House GOP have chosen to address Americans living below the poverty line as their first (most apparent) objective. This seems within reason because, pretending there were no election year votes to obtain, any group is as strong as their weakest link and rescuing those below the poverty line is paramount to closing the income gap to any recognizable degree. The good Speaker and his fellow surly elephants could use a facelift of sorts, and genuine outreach to the poor is the right thing to do, both politically and as we, having certain inalienable rights, count among those today the social safety net. I’ll be back. Looks to be an interesting day out here on The Left Coast. Au revoirs!