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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:07 PM
The idea of Section 8 housing was to move poor people to middle class neighborhoods to do what? Stossel says "to learn good habits." So this means that poor people have "bad habbts" that keep them poor. In other words, there is a reason that they are poor, it is not just the luck of the draw. Of course, if you move poor people with bad habits into a middle class neighborhood, and those habits continue and result in an increase in crime or a lack of commitment to the upkeep of the home, then home values decrease. This decreases local real estate taxes, reducing funding to schools, requiring the state and/or feds to spend more on education. Obviously no one thinks past their nose in DC.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:12 PM
Also, did anyone think that the poor who have kids with bad habits would teach the middle class kids bad habits. Or, as Stossel points out, teach their neighbors that it is not worth working hard for your stuff, stop and wait for the governemt to provide it to you. As Reagan said, if it moves the government taxes it, if it keeps moving, then it taxes more, if it stops moving then it subsidizes it. So why keep going to work and paying taxes, stop moving and wait for the subsidy.
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...