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Thursday, December 20, 2012

AEI: Press: John Weicher: Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, Who, and How of Housing Assistance

Housing Policy at a Crossroads: The Why, Who, and How of Assistance Programs - Economics - AEI

John Weicher of the American Enterprise Institute has a point when he says that American housing policy that. Is Federal housing assistance policy since the New Deal and Great Society and the goal of it is that all Americans. Would have access to housing in America whether they can afford housing on their own or not. Another words to translate Washington speak, all Americans would have access to a place to live in America. No matter if they are working or not and if they can afford a place to live or not, the term adequate housing. Is somewhat misleading because we have millions of Americans living in public housing in America that live in. Neighborhoods that no American in their right mind would live in if they could afford not to, neighborhoods. That are full of crime, bad schools and poverty and I guess you could make a case under Federal law that this is. Adequate housing because these people still have a place to live, even if they have to constantly worry about. Whether someone is going to break into their home or not, whether their kids are going to make it to and from school. Everyday or not and whether they can get themselves a good job and be able to feed their kids adequately or not.

But if you were to just speak in language of common sense and people who don't speak in Washington speak. Generally and you are thinking about what adequate housing is, you would probably think that what qualifies as. Adequate housing according to the Federal Government wouldn't meet your definition. That you wouldn't live in an area where you have to worry about someone breaking into your home and can you get to. Work and back from work safely and can your kids get to and from school safely or not and are you able to have. A good job or not and can you put enough quality food on the table or not that these basic needs would already. Be met and adequate housing would be more about having two bedrooms instead of three, having enough parking. Having basic electricity and equipment or not to run the house or not but not whether you have security for. Yourself and your family but you have a decent but perhaps not a great home in a decent but not great. Neighborhood but your basic needs are being met though, that would be adequate housing in America.

My whole point has to do with what's wrong with public housing in America that its not about lifting people. Out of poverty but forcing them to live in it in rundown neighborhoods with no hope of a good future. With no way of making it to the middle class where their kids are stuck going to awful schools and where. A lot of them partially because of the schools that they are stuck going to not finishing school and making the. Same mistakes that their parents made when what we should be doing is stop building public housing units. In bad neighborhoods and give these people the ability to live in better neighborhoods with subsidize housing. But also with education, job training and job placement available to them so they wouldn't have to live in. Public housing in the future and be able to pay their own rent or mortgage and be able to pay their own bills in society.

Washington Times: Opinion: Ted Nugent: "Connecticut Killings a Result of Moral Decay": Why Its Not That Simple

NUGENT: Connecticut killings a result of moral decay - Washington Times

Every time I hear a so called Conservative and if you read this blog on a regular basis you know that I've questioned. And proudly and accurately so the Conservatism of these so called Conservatives especially in a party that had. The opportunity to nominate for President the most Conservative person running for President in Ron Paul. And he only won two Republican primaries, so when I hear so called Conservatives talk about how Conservative. They are because they believe in freedom and fiscal responsibility and that these are the things that will bring. America back to its greatness as if we are no longer great, even though more people still immigrate to this country. Every year more then any other country in the World and then on the other hand I hear some of these so called. Conservatives talk about our moral decay that we have too  much freedom in this country and we need to restrict. Our freedom to again restore America to its greatness, I get a little dizzy because what's the first rule in debating. And making an argument, don't contradict yourself, you argue for freedom on one hand and you argue. Against it on the other hand.

Do we have a problem when it comes to moral values in the country and too many families being broken due. To poverty and people making wrong choices about when to have kids and so fourth, of course we do just look. At the amount of people we have in prison in this country the largest prison population in the World but to. Say thats the only problem would be to ignore all of the other problems as well. We have too many Americans that have access to firearms in this country that have no legitimate business. To firearms in this country, the second amendment is for responsible adults in this country, not for mentally handicapped people and criminals. Who don't understand the consequences of what shootings like this can bring to society or don't have a big enough. Conscience to care enough to not shoot innocent children who just happen to be going to school that day. And until we address these issues of guns getting into the wrong hands and how inadequate our mental healthcare. Is in this country we are going to continue to have shootings like this.

We could have the best families and moral values possible but we'll never have a country that doesn't have mental disease. And criminal minds, so unless we can work on all of these issues in a comprehensive approach and get guns. Away from people who have no business possessing them and prevent irresponsible people from possessing. Guns and do a better job of treating our mentally disabled population, we are going to continue to have tragedies like this.

National Journal: Michael Catalini: Speaker Boehner's Gamble: Will Plan B Make Getting a Cliff Deal Easier?

Boehner's Gamble: Will Plan B Make Getting a Cliff Deal Easier?

Looking at another party line vote in the House with Leader Reid and President Obama saying no. So looks like another wasted effort.