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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

David16 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 3:21 PM
Another subject the Fed government should NOT be doing. At the very worst, it should be run by the States, at best, the towns/cities. Sure city/town, state taxes would need to be higher, but ffed should be less - spending money closer to the problem is always better.
OneForFreedom Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 4:03 PM
At the very best, it should be a charity based function, run by private industry, with the government kept out of it.

The people who rent to the section 8 families need to meet strict federal rules, to have section 8 houses. This means that if/when a family getting the subsidy destroys things in the house, thge landlord must fix what's been destroyed. Because section 8 families don't own the stuff, they don't generally care about it, either.
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...