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Subject: Re: Poverty in the US Date: 4/20/2001 1:33 PM
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<Excepting health care issues which is a whole other topic, the only things the government should do for the poor are: supplement their wages; provide education vouchers; fight crime. For children, we should prevent severe child abuse. All other programs are useless or worse.>

What do you mean we should supplement the wages of poor people? Why is this a function of government.

As far as school vouchers I agree wholeheartedly that government should provide this option. After-all it is government that has set up a competing education system that has all but removed other choices from the public. At least in the Twin Cities, there are very few schools where people can send their children to private schools that are not religious or (in a few instances) special needs based.

Michele
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