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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-09-08 01:31 PM
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31. Actually, that's not really true.
A DUer recently posted the comparison of cost between shelters and permanent housing, and the housing, just as with prison, is much less!

I don't have the figures handy right now... I hope that DUer will pipe up and post those figures.

"We Americans have learned a lot but most of it involves letting someone else suffer the consequences. "

That's really profound! Great sentence! :yourock:
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  -so...it's been almost 12 years. how's welfare reform working for us? ulysses  Apr-09-08 12:28 AM   #0 
  - You have to wonder where all those welfare queens parked their caddys  sfexpat2000   Apr-09-08 12:31 AM   #1 
  - why, in the driveways of their public housing mcmansions, of course!  ulysses   Apr-09-08 12:37 AM   #2 
     - Because it's the poor who have all our money.  readmoreoften   Apr-09-08 10:43 PM   #48 
  - Did anyone learn anything yet?  lonestarnot   Apr-09-08 12:41 AM   #3 
  - How many millions has the Pentagram "lost" while  sfexpat2000   Apr-09-08 12:46 AM   #4 
  - sfp2K don't you mean billions, 8 billion that I recall in 1 loss alone.  lonestarnot   Apr-09-08 12:51 AM   #6 
     - you can't throw money at the problem!  ulysses   Apr-09-08 12:53 AM   #7 
     - When I do that, I get fined by my bank.  sfexpat2000   Apr-09-08 12:55 AM   #9 
        - quit sugarcoating it.  ulysses   Apr-09-08 12:59 AM   #10 
        - You just have to wonder. These geniuses aren't as smart as they think  sfexpat2000   Apr-09-08 01:06 AM   #11 
           - I just twitch every so often.  ulysses   Apr-09-08 01:09 AM   #12 
              - Got it. Me, too.  sfexpat2000   Apr-09-08 01:15 AM   #13 
        - kick  lonestarnot   Apr-09-08 11:37 AM   #30 
  - probably not.  ulysses   Apr-09-08 12:47 AM   #5 
  - Well I hope we (the poor) have and can manage it against its own abuse!  lonestarnot   Apr-09-08 12:54 AM   #8 
  - No, and they won't either  Prophet 451   Apr-09-08 08:52 AM   #25 
  - Oh, we've learned  Jed Dilligan   Apr-09-08 01:28 AM   #14 
  - We learned to open homeless shelters at half the cost for welfare.  fasttense   Apr-09-08 06:25 AM   #15 
  - Actually, that's not really true.  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 01:31 PM   #31 
  - Public schools are seeing increasing numbers of homeless students  PA Democrat   Apr-09-08 06:37 AM   #16 
  - Deregulation of utilities has been a disaster for the poor  OzarkDem   Apr-09-08 06:59 AM   #17 
  - It didn't.  LWolf   Apr-09-08 07:04 AM   #18 
  - Yet again people miss out on the obvious, america is the land of  mrcheerful   Apr-09-08 07:06 AM   #19 
  - Preach it, brother  Prophet 451   Apr-09-08 09:01 AM   #26 
  - I love the incongruity of such a rightfully bitter post  lastliberalintexas   Apr-09-08 10:12 PM   #43 
     - Lol, sorry if I came off bitter, just I have a life time worth of hearing these types of things.  mrcheerful   Apr-09-08 10:34 PM   #45 
        - I am so sorry that you had those experiences  lastliberalintexas   Apr-09-08 10:39 PM   #46 
  - Clinton welfare reform increased child poverty  blindpig   Apr-09-08 07:08 AM   #20 
  - "Whose side is we on?" The corporate side, of course. You didn't know that?  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 01:33 PM   #32 
  - fuzzy thinking  Two Americas   Apr-09-08 04:52 PM   #39 
  - Welfare reform was the best anti-poverty legislation ever.  robcon   Apr-09-08 07:12 AM   #21 
  - Did you forget the sarcasm smiley?  proud2Blib   Apr-09-08 09:12 AM   #28 
     - No, just copying the talking points from the Heritage Foundation.  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 04:38 PM   #36 
  - A textbook example of the divide and rule ruse of our ONE corporate political party, w/2 right wings  Echo In Light   Apr-09-08 07:15 AM   #22 
  - Who's this "we" you're talking about?  elizfeelinggreat   Apr-09-08 07:15 AM   #23 
  - The "we" is all the people who still insist that Clinton was such a great president.  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 01:40 PM   #34 
  - I used "we"  ulysses   Apr-09-08 09:18 PM   #41 
     - very, very few  Two Americas   Apr-09-08 10:28 PM   #44 
        - love those excuses.  ulysses   Apr-10-08 06:55 AM   #49 
        - How many "baby steps" for each death of a poor person?  bobbolink   Apr-11-08 01:07 PM   #50 
  - K&R  Solly Mack   Apr-09-08 07:18 AM   #24 
  - TANF is a great success.  Gormy Cuss   Apr-09-08 09:02 AM   #27 
  - There are millions living in the shadows...  kentuck   Apr-09-08 09:14 AM   #29 
  - This is what Ehrenreich said about welfare mothers in low-wage jobs  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 01:37 PM   #33 
  - the key battle  Two Americas   Apr-09-08 04:20 PM   #35 
  - That Lincoln must have been a commie. Education of the REAL issues is the battle now.  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 04:41 PM   #38 
  - "Error: You've already recommended that thread." could we please have some more recs?  bobbolink   Apr-09-08 04:40 PM   #37 
  - K and R  Two Americas   Apr-09-08 04:59 PM   #40 
  - thanks for the recs and discussion.  ulysses   Apr-09-08 09:20 PM   #42 
  - Great post Ulysses  teacher gal   Apr-09-08 10:41 PM   #47 
 

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