Phila Inquirer editorial: “Pa. cuts to needy make no sense”

Pa. cuts to needy make no sense
Sunday, July 1, 2012


When it comes to setting priorities, Gov. Corbett and lawmakers in Harrisburg have put the most needy in the state at the bottom of the list….

The inhumane cuts target the poor and will likely exacerbate conditions that will end up costing the state even more money to correct in the long run. The cash-assistance program has been around since the Great Depression….

When you consider that it costs about $1,000 a month to house someone in a city homeless shelter — about five times the cost of general assistance — and most shelters are at capacity, the cuts make no sense. It’s a shame that the poor are such easy targets.

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