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A Man's Home Is His Subsidy

Tacitus X Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:48 AM
Government handouts are a bad idea because no matter how you dress it up peaceful people are being coerced and robbed in order to empower and enrich others. Free markets, in contrast, are based on the principle of mutual benefit and voluntary cooperation. Even private charity (though it may often be misguided) is voluntary and doesn't involve coercion. Further, it usually comes with conditions to make sure it is being well-spent for true emergencies. No one is as careful with others' money as they are with their own. Few would contribute to others' drug and strip club expenses.
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...