Vouchers, thy name is welfare

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Laurence M Vance

“The problem with vouchers is a simple one. They are a form of welfare. They might not be called welfare. They might not be considered welfare. But vouchers are welfare. They are welfare just like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), refundable tax credits such as the EITC, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly called food stamps). Before the government can issue a voucher to one American for education, housing, or health care, it must first take money from another American. Vouchers distort the market by artificially increasing demand and raising prices on the services they are used for. Once government vouchers for education, housing, and health care are deemed to be acceptable, no reasonable or logical argument can be made against the government’s providing vouchers for other services such as car repair, haircuts, transportation, dry cleaning, landscaping, or even entertainment, recreation, and vacations.” (02/17/17)