The worst part of the Section 8 payments is not necessarily the payments themselves, it's where they put these people and the housing they put them in. Many are put into middle class and upper middle class neighborhoods. This immediately lowers the value of the entire neighborhood's property. Since most Section 8 people don't care about property that the government is paying for they don't maintain it. They also bring bad elements, along with them, into the neighborhood and thus the entire neighborhood goes downhill and becomes the ghetto that these Section 8 people just left. All government social programs should be abolished. Socialism doesn't work anywhere and never has. But, this country has been socialistic for the last 30 or 40 years.