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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

cartur Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:25 PM
This program is filled with waste,fraud and abuse.Sounds like Mr. Gobin likes the Section 8 program himself since he's been living off the taxpayers dollar for over 30 years.He is also playing the system .HUD pays nearly 100% of the tenants rent and utilities in most big cities. They also pay a subsidy that in a lot of cases, is 25% to 50% above the fair market rent. The rent check never bounces since it comes from the Feds. The section 8 tenant can also use their subsidy to buy a house in any area and the taxpayer will pay their mortgage for the next 30 years. The system is broken and no one will ever fix it.
The Obama administration now proposes to spend millions more on handouts, despite ample evidence of their perverse effects.

Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says, "The single most important thing HUD does is provide rental assistance to America's most vulnerable families -- and the Obama administration is proposing bold steps to meet their needs." They always propose "bold steps."

In this case, HUD wants to spend millions more to renew Section 8 housing vouchers that help poor people pay rent.

The Section 8 program ballooned during the '90s to "solve" a previous government failure: crime-ridden public...