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Thu Nov 13, 2014, 06:00 PM

25. This is what happens when you localize addressing poverty (States Rights write small)

All the localities then race for the lowest common denominator of aid to "incentivize" the poor to "move elsewhere" and regard more generous localities as stupid because they will just "attract" the "riffraff". You see the same dynamics play out with the funding of general assistance wellfare (handled by county), the provision of low income housing, the permission to "feed people in public", etc. It's just one big scramble to shift the poor people from your city to the next city over.

That's why these problems need to be handled at the Federal level. But then people scream "Big Government!" and "States Rights!" But if you don't lay down policy on poverty even-handedly from above, you get this kind of burden-shifting BS from the localities.

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