r Letter From Eastie: Two Americas.
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Letter From Eastie

News and other items from East Boston, Massachusetts.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Two Americas.

According to this article in the Boston Globe, 22.8% percent of children in Boston live in homes with no parent working. These children are concentrated in Eastie, Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan. I think this information proves that Kerry/Edwards may be right with all their talk of the "two americas."

On a related note, this article from the Washington Times explains that the Bush administration has proposed a cut in Section-8 subsidies that would directly impact the Northeast. Subsidies in Boston could be cut as much as 27% per voucher. That sounds like a brilliant plan, considering I don't see rents in Boston going anywhere, but up soon. Not to mention that the average waiting period for a family to get Section-8 is already around 5 years in Boston. The insane rents in this area, also mean that less and less landlords are willing to take on a Section-8 tenant, because they know they can make more money on the open market. Bravo Mr. Bush, another fine example of "compassionate conservatism" in action.


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