Giving away more "no strings attached" taxpayer money

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    Back to school spree: Billionaire, feds give out $175M to aid neediest students around the state


    If they actually use it on school supplies, great. I applaud them and congratulate them on wanting a better life for their children.

    However, since people on welfare usually have the poorest track record of managing their financial situation, I doubt that little more than half go to school supplies. And I'm being generous. A better way would for the government to partner with office supply stores and general stores such as WalMart and give out vouchers to these stores only. Not quite sure if this is logistically possible, but I would like to see at the very least an attempt at such a thing rather than this.

    On the flip side, it is more of a direct stimulus, albeit a very very small one.

    Bonus quotes in article:

    "It's free money!" -- No it's not. The majority of it is taxpayer money.

    "Thank God for Obama. He's looking out for us." -- You're pretty cheap if your vote is only worth $200 of someone else's money.
     
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    I saw this as well. This is what happens when you put a bunch of "free lunch" Keynesians in power.
     
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    Just what we need, no strings attached handouts.

    That will help.
     
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    Well, it seems to be going pretty much as expected...

    Brooks says aid program flawed | democratandchronicle.com | Democrat and Chronicle


    And it only gets better....

    But like I said, it does have a more immediate stimulus, although very small...

    Translation: We're ALL paying for these people to go buy new X-Boxes. Soros just kicked in more than most.
     
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    Hey, every kid needs an Xbox 360 for school!
     
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    My children are so deprived.

    Maybe I oughtta sue someone since I didn't get my free shit.
     
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    Free= obama's supporters!!
     
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    They keep giving all this money away Im going to get divorced and let the wife cash in!!!!
     
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    Agree with you,thank you.
     
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    Fact is, when the government gives one person money they have taken it away from somebody else. I don't mind them giving money to school kids if it's use for school supplies. At least the money isn't being used to make tunnels so turtles can cross the road without getting hit by cars like some of the other stimulus money is being used.
     
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