Lane Kenworthy writes,

The most striking of the report’s findings is how little of the federal government’s mobility expenditure goes to those with low incomes. This chart shows the estimated amounts that go to lower-income households (bottom two quintiles of the income distribution) versus middle-and-upper-income households (top three quintiles). In total, only about a quarter goes to the former group.

His conclusion is not that government income mobility spending is pointless. It is that we are doing it wrong.

The Left’s working hypothesis is that good government would solve all of our problems. The hypothesis is nonfalsifiable. The statement “If we had good government, then X” is always going to be true.