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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, 11:29 AM
 
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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?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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No.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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Double no.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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I refuse to vote in polls where the OP feels the need to create these extremely ignorant choices instead of a simple YES or NO.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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I refuse to vote in polls where the OP feels the need to create these extremely ignorant choices instead of a simple YES or NO.
What is inaccurate about my choices? What happens to a 72 year old war vet who has to sleep on the street during a east coast snow storm?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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What is inaccurate about my choices? What happens to a 72 year old war vet who has to sleep on the street during a east coast snow storm?
I didn't say inaccurate, I said ignorant. You can't ask a simple question, you have to attach insane things to the Yes or No just like other liberals here who post these crazy polls.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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I voted yes...but the poll poses a strawman argument for the "Yes" response. I think people do need help...it's just that the Federal government should not be in the public housing business. This is a responsibility of the local government to care for those that need help. If the states need assistance to do so I wouldn't necessarily be against some sort of Federal Aid.

I also think any church that is worthwhile should be helping those in need. I think instead of taxing people and making the government do it, people should be providing this help through charities.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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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?
We should get rid of all forced by threat of theft, assault, and kidnapping backed programs, yes.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:39 AM
 
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I voted yes...but the poll poses a strawman argument for the "Yes" response. I think people do need help...it's just that the Federal government should not be in the public housing business. This is a responsibility of the local government to care for those that need help. If the states need assistance to do so I wouldn't necessarily be against some sort of Federal Aid.
It's handled at the local level but the funds to do this usually comes from the federal government.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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It's handled at the local level but the funds to do this usually comes from the federal government.

That should change. In extreme circumstances, some federal aid could be provided...but it should be only as an extreme last resort. I think it's best if the local government do it and pay for it.
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