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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 12:24 PM
I remember working in Los Angeles when the Lyndon Johnson “War on Poverty” was committed to “beautify” the “depressed areas” (i.e. slums). First the trees they planted were mutilated and destroyed by the “residents.” So they returned, replanted trees and built a chainlink fence around each one to protect it from the “residents.” Again those “improvements” were soon destroyed – proving, I suppose, that it’s people that make the slum, not the location or the landscaping.
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...