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View Poll Results: Federally backed housing, what do you think?
YES. Get rid of it ALL. If you can't afford market rate rent, you're homeless. If you're homeless during a winter storm, YOU DIE. 24 43.64%
While it's debatable how much assistance we should provide, we SHOULD provide some housing relief to the low income and homeless. 31 56.36%
Voters: 55. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-17-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Where do state and local governments get this money? More often than not, it's from federal government grants. You might as well just streamline it by giving the entire program to the feds.



Most people couldn't give two (&#^@* about the poor. They'd 'donate' their extra money from tax cuts to yacht manufacturers and stores selling large-screen TVs while their neighbors froze on the streets.
But, it IS their money.

If they did buy a large screen TV or, a yacht that money spent would create jobs.

I think people would give to charities if they were sure the money was NOT mismanaged.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Why not just round up all of the poor, mentally ill and homeless and just kill them.
Have you considered ovens?

It would eliminate what so many of you see as a problem.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:12 PM
 
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But, it IS their money.

If they did buy a large screen TV or, a yacht that money spent would create jobs.

I think people would give to charities if they were sure the money was NOT mismanaged.
It would create jobs . . . in China.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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It would create jobs . . . in China.
They still would be jobs from it.

Shipping, sales, service.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Why not just round up all of the poor, mentally ill and homeless and just kill them.
Have you considered ovens?

It would eliminate what so many of you see as a problem.
Not a problem to me.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Should the government provide ZERO financial aid in the way of housing shelters for the homeless and low income subsidies for housing?

As in, remove ALL requirements, all across the country, for builders to provide a certain percentage of their apartments for low income housing (federally subsidized by the government) and eliminate section 8 subsidies.

Also, get rid of ALL programs that make sure the homeless are housed during summer heatwaves and winter cold snaps.

What do you think?
I just love how you put up the power. If government don't help, they will die.

I just love it. No wonder this great country become trash.

Thank you.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Also, assistance that actually gives a person their own HOME (section 8 for example) should be abolished.
Section 8 doesn't give anyone anything. It allows people to rent an apartment or home for 30 percent of their household income. Income rises, rent goes up. Income goes up too much, find a market value abode.

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I am 100% for locally run, dormitory style assistance for a limited time (3 months, max) while a person gets on their feet and hunts for a job. More than that, though, is excessive.
That wouldn't do very well for a family of five, would it? And what would you do in three months if the head of household hasn't found work? Throw them all out into the street?
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:18 PM
 
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They still would be jobs from it.

Shipping, sales, service.
Minimum wage jobs that probably won't provide healthcare or allow people to make enough to afford "market-value" housing.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:19 PM
 
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Section 8 doesn't give anyone anything. It allows people to rent an apartment or home for 30 percent of their household income. Income rises, rent goes up. Income goes up too much, find a market value abode.


That wouldn't do very well for a family of five, would it? And what would you do in three months if the head of household hasn't found work? Throw them all out into the street?
The question should be, "what would they do"????

Let them figure it out.

They will.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Minimum wage jobs that probably won't provide healthcare or allow people to make enough to afford "market-value" housing.
Not all of them.

It would be a mix.

Truck drivers do pretty well.

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