Housing should be a right

July 10, 2016, 8:24 am

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The debate "Housing should be a right" was started by AaronBur on July 10, 2016, 8:24 am. 28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 21 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

tony123 posted 1 argument, dalton7532 posted 2 arguments, neha_22a posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

AaronBur, Daffa8799, Psychdave2, danielle, J, Person198, wdz and 21 visitors agree.
dalton7532, tony123, bradley46, neha_22a, SwaggerPoptart, Nemiroff and 15 visitors disagree.

it should not be a right, it should be a possibility.

our system currently, and the ideal Republican system will make home ownership utterly impossible for those at the bottom who are not born with some sort of genius. any average Joe with a decent work ethic should be able to make it to home ownership or some decent comfort in this creme of the crop 1st world nation.

3 years, 3 months ago

everyone who works full time should be able to own a home at some point. at the least with 2 incomes.

3 years, 3 months ago

every body should own a house.

3 years, 3 months ago
StubSloth
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and by that I don't mean it should be given away for free but rather made easier to earn for those who work hard (or as hard as everyone else).
Opportunities (e.g education and jobs) and helping people to earn something themself are much more rewarding and useful than using that money to just give people things.

3 years, 3 months ago
StubSloth
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I agree. It should not just be given away but rather easier to earn. If people are working hard they should have the right to housing.

3 years, 3 months ago

I agree but let me add something:
Housing should be a right for all people who contribute to society in done way if they are physically and mentally able to.
Have I missed anything?

3 years, 3 months ago

Who doesn't know how to read and write? That falls on the heads of terrible education systems that nobody cares to evolve. Out of high school you should know how to function in society. Coincidentally, many of those terrible schools have been locked into the same low-income neighborhoods. Making regions of affordable housing make poverty cultures which drastically hurt children aswell. Why is it that intercity schools with poor black children are typically bad?

3 years, 4 months ago
Nemiroff
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the well off without education group was huge a few decades ago, but is currently shrinking and showing no signs of recovery. citing the past in hopes the future will match is asking for disaster.

a hundred years ago you can live an OK life without knowing how to read and write... those days are gone.

3 years, 4 months ago
RogueAmerican
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Property is how people save. Its often their largest asset. I do care about that value.

3 years, 4 months ago
dalton7532
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People's well being is better than your poor poor property value.

3 years, 4 months ago

And since when has affordable housing units not destroyed property value for everyone else? That should be observed aswell.

But nemiroff tell me when someone doesn't have an opportunity to make more money. I know people lacking college degrees who still are well off.

3 years, 4 months ago

A real incident-poor people were provided with houses/flats in a building by govt. but they sold it within a month to get money. They saved the money and went back to their old houses living the same old lives. People must be provided with things which they need. Some are usually alright with the houses.

3 years, 4 months ago

it's not about having or not having free things, it's about having opportunities.

considering the wage vs cost inbalance we have, the working poor have to work long hours, sometimes multiple jobs, often with long unpaid travel times and no luxury of having other people cook, clean, or other time saving benefits of the wealthy.

if wages were higher or costs were lower they wouldn't need free things, they would be able to work fewer hours, and actually have an opportunity to go to school and better themselves.

3 years, 4 months ago
Blue_ray
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i guess psych is right. without free things poor wont develop.

3 years, 4 months ago

it's a right to buy housing and obtain it if you have the money. so it's a right to obtain housing, but not a right to obtain free housing

3 years, 4 months ago

everybody should work to own a house. if you don't work (unless one has a special circumstance) no free things. it's very very simple.

3 years, 4 months ago

everybody should own a house

3 years, 4 months ago
dalton7532
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What?

3 years, 4 months ago
tony123
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why should anyone provide for you? the bill of rights are all negative rights for a reason.

3 years, 4 months ago

Nobody should disagree with that.

3 years, 4 months ago

Obtaining housing should be a right. If you do not work to better society, no housing for you from society.

3 years, 4 months ago
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