Smart move, HUD....take the dregs and criminals from the former public housing enclaves where police coverage could be concentrated and spread them wholesale over the outer suburbs. The real joke is that "learning good-habits from middle-class people!"
Section 8 is used to DILUTE the voting strength of key districts, or just plain revenge. They (HUD) massively increased Section 8 housing introduction in East Cobb County Georgia, Newt Gingrich's old district. I suspect if one were to comprehensively investigate the geographical dispersion of these lowlifes and overlay it with Congressional Districts, you'd be surprised and what you see.
Section 8 vouchers do nothing but pollute good neighborhoods, schools and commerce, largely resulting in increased crime, drugs and corruption of the young.
There was a saying, which I’ll paraphrase: We’ve run out of other people’s money. If tomorrow we shut down operations in Afghanistan, pull back every service member and discharge them; if we closed every tax loophole that exists and raised taxes on the supposed wealthy up to a maximum of 100%, we’d still not have enough tax ‘income’ to support all the social outpouring from the federal government.
We can’t even manage to assist those hurt in a major natural disaster without embezzling money for friends in what is colloquially known as pork.
The founders of this nation never made provisions for the federal government to provide housing; why should they? How would that make the slightest bit of sense for someone sitting in Washington to decide where or how someone lived? To erase the confusion that some had, they even went back and wrote an amendment spelling it out clearly: What powers are not outlined to the federal government are reserved for the states and the people.
That’s a powerful limitation: Whatever rights weren’t given to the government, and indeed, those are few, were reserved - forbidden to the federal government and empowered to the people and their states. They spelled out the natural rights of people - the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of the press, and empowered the people to keep those rights from their government through the force of arms.
There are many problems in the world; there are many disasters, personal and collective. None of these problems will ever be solved via a printing press. And really, in the end, that’s what we, as a nation, are attempting to do: To solve problems by using a printing press.
Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime. Instead, we print money, hand it to the fish monger, and bemoan how many more problems there are to solve..
The so called poor are living high on the hog, and the working are living with less and paying for it all. The system is dysfunctional and unsustainable.
Multi-Billion $$$$ payoff to Obama’s people.
If he's taking the mortgage interest deduction, yes, it is.
In a word: Crime.
Planting the looters among the productive people increases dramatically the opportunity for looting some of that nice stuff from people who earned it. No wonder gun sales are through the roof.
Grandma had a saying: If you put two kids together to play, one clean and the other dirty, you don't end up with two clean kids. You get two dirty kids.
It was a reasonable idea. But, as always, there were unintended consequences.
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