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Let's help the poor, but not too close to home
Let's help the poor, but not too close to home

We recently got a good dose of John Grasso's bilious blather about poor people and the idea that government should help provide them with a place to live at affordable rents. The poor "have issues," the Anne Arundel councilman said, adding that affordable housing policy was largely to blame for Baltimore's problems. "What I don't want," he said, "is that situation of Baltimore City migrating its way to Anne Arundel County." Grasso thinks people who get public assistance are "freeloaders." People are poor, he said, because they're lazy and have children they can't support. If they work, they don't work hard enough. And...

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