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View Diary: Free Money for the Poor--Could This Approach Work in the United States? (112 comments)

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  •  I'm fine with the housing idea (0+ / 0-)

    especially when paired with employment and obviously employment is a lot easier to get and maintain if you have a place to wash up, shave, get a good night's sleep, etc.

    I just think we need to think more long-term than 6 months.

    •  We need to do both (0+ / 0-)

      Getting back on your feet (or getting on them in the first place, for kids who grow up in severe poverty or in the foster care system or in the juvenile justice system) requires both a lump sum investment and ongoing support.

      We're currently providing what might be adequate ongoing support if we also provided the initial lump-sum investment. Adding a program of lump-sum investments doesn't replace the ongoing support systems, although it may reduce the amount of time that they're needed.

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Mon Dec 30, 2013 at 02:22:27 PM PST

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