Ryan believes that we must provide a social safety net to our residents, however, he notes that the system is never supposed to be a way of life. Currently, our system actually provides an incentive for recipients to remain out of the work force. Rhode Island must reform our programs to ensure they encourage effective transitions of individuals to the workforce while ensuring that critical needs are addressed. Specifically, he hopes to work on a review of the eligibility guidelines for various programs. Cost savings through this review can be used better under Ryan's "Build Rhode Island" plan to lower property taxes on homes and vehicles, invest in business, and reform our education system.