ISSUES '96: THE SUBURBS WON'T VOUCH FOR THIS

When Bob Dole said last week that the government should get out of the housing business and give poor people vouchers instead, you might have thought this idea was on its way to becoming bipartisan reality. After all, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros had already proposed that the nation's 3 million public-housing residents be given vouchers to spend where they please on rent. And how could Dole's fellow free-market Republicans object to housing vouchers--a system that relies on the market, not government, to determine how and where poor people live, a system first instituted by Presidents Nixon and Ford...

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