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Should governments decide where the poor can live?

In Camden, London there are a group of 750 plus people that live of the state and can't afford to stay there due to new legislation which has come into force. These people can't find jobs at the moment so are reliant on the government to support them with housing costs. Due to this reliance the government has stated it will relocate this group to an area outside of London with even less chance of finding employment but lower housing costs. Surely a better way is to support these people to find sustainable employment? What do you think?

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  • Feb 18 2013: I think if it weren't for the poor your taxes would be a lot steeper !!
    • Feb 24 2013: Thanks for engaging in the discussion Isabelle. I hear your viewpoint but if we turn your comment on it's head perhaps if the rich paid more taxes and it was placed into more proactive solutions to support people in their big dream there would be less poor people. I don't mind paying taxes when they are placed into the rights streams not floundered away like Casino chips into ill fought out projects.

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