First from yesterday. Aliceinwonderland and 2950-10k you want to get rid of all your billionaires please send them all up here to Canada we would love to have them. We could use all that tax revenue. Its a win win you get rid of them and we reduce our debt. You will get your wish though Obamas policies are driving them all out anyway.
As far as the government getting involved in the housing business. I can speak from my own experience. Here there where hundreds of small apartment owners that offered low cost housing for the low imcome families scattered all over the city, mixed in with families from all income groups. The government started getting involved about 20 years ago putting in rent controls, building government apartments (with extremly low rents) that competed with us , dictating what you could condo convert and when you could sell etc. So everyone but the government got out of the low income housing business. There hasn't been a PRIVATE low income housing project built here in 15 years as there is know money in it. Now we have created large comunities of low income or welfare populations in a small areas, with high crime rates, and horrible living conditions. Great intensions that went really went bad it is a shame. So I am will Christie stay out. The market will take care of it self.
Louise Hartman wrote, "he vetoed legislation to increase the minimum wage to $8.50 an hour. But, that’s not the only way Christie has denied help to the middle class" Are you saying minimum wage should be high enough to put you into the middle class? I thought it is was stepping stone to making more and getting to the middle class. I guess I am wrong again.