State of California secondary Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

John Cox: Public-private partnership with churches can help homeless

Treatment is the key. Although just 12% of the U.S. population lives in California, 27% of the U.S. homeless population lives in California. To solve this issue, California leaders must enforce our laws and strengthen our mental health and drug treatment programs. A public-private partnership with Churches and other non-profits can help house and treat our homeless population. Conservatorships and other means of requiring treatment have to be used to clean up this problem.
Source: Campaign website for 2021 CA recall race Feb 15, 2021

Kevin Faulconer: Cut red tape; promote policies to get people off the street

As governor, Kevin Faulconer will bring his compassionate and results-oriented approach to all of California. He will expand access to mental health services and addiction treatment. He will use proven solutions that give people a safe place to sleep, get on their feet, and get the help they need. He will cut red tape and promote policies that get people off the street and into a home. And he will clean up the garbage and filth generated by encampments that are not only eyesores but public health hazards.

As governor, Kevin Faulconer will fight so you can keep more of the money you earn. He will veto any tax increase that comes to his desk. And he will defend Proposition 13 to support homeowners and small businesses. You work hard to live within your means, and he will run a fiscally responsible government that does the same.

Source: Campaign website for 2021 CA recall race Feb 14, 2021

Jimmy Panetta: More affordable housing units in new developments

We have experienced a rapid rise in the cost of housing at a time when income for working Americans has hardly budged. Jimmy knows that what was once a need for affordable housing for low income Americans has burgeoned into a crisis for middle-class Americans who have been priced out of rents and the ability to buy a home in our communities. That's why he is committed to fighting for a greater percentage of affordable housing units in new market-rate development projects and set-asides to fund non-profit housing that is accessible for working and middle-class Americans. In December, Congress made the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit more generous, helping to finance the construction of more affordable rental housing. Jimmy's goal is to find ways to keep this federal program going, monitor its success, and push to find other ways the federal government can create a win-win of construction jobs and money to finance low to moderate income housing.
Source: 2016 CA House campaign website Nov 8, 2016

Ron Paul: Welfare state isn't in the Constitution

Q: A long time ago, a fellow Texan was horrified to see young kids coming into the classroom hungry. The young student teacher later went on to be Pres. Lyndon Johnson. Providing nutrition at schools for children--is that a role of the federal government

PAUL: Well, I'm sure, when he did that, he did it with local government, and there's no rules against that. That'd be fine. But that doesn't imply that you want to endorse the entire welfare state. No; it isn't authorized in the Constitution for us to run a welfare state. And it doesn't work. All it's filled up with is mandates. But, yes, if there are poor people in Texas, we have a responsibility--I'd like to see it as voluntary as possible--but under our Constitution, our states have that right--if they feel the obligation, they have a perfect right to. This whole idea that there's something wrong with people who don't lavish out free stuff from the federal government somehow aren't compassionate enough. I resist those accusations.

Source: 2011 GOP debate in Simi Valley CA at the Reagan Library Sep 7, 2011

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