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- Oct 30, 2000
Government controlled housing could replace section 8.I have never heard that idea before, but i like it. I would create Welfare Grocery Stores. It has the basics and you get to spend your foodstamps etc there. But they only take food stamps as to not be government sponcered competition for regular grocery stores.
As well as job training. I'd put some kind of hard cap on how often/long you can be on welfare. Maybe 2 years out of every 10 or something. May fall into hardship later in life etc again.
Plus id have manditory birth control for women so they cant become baby factories while receiving government aid.
Basically id have it keep you alive with the bare minimum so you will want to get off of welfare.
As far as housing go. Maybe scrap section 8 housing and just have government owned apartments etc. No money goes into the welfare recipients hands. They get free room and board, food via food stamps, and job training.
But along with all the above another issue would be actually creating jobs in this country for more low skilled labor to do. Manufacturing needs to come back in a big way from China etc.
No sense in traning people to do jobs that dont exist or are far and few between.
Build a complex in every town?
Have you seen some of the government run housing authority projects.
Many turn into ghettos quickly - there is no incentive to take care of the property.