Tuesday Talk: Where do you stand on human services?
Most conservative policymakers feel publicly-provided human services should only exist to keep the destitute from having to beg in the streets. But those trying to build a more progressive society see social services as an economic tool to help people pull themselves out of poverty, believing these programs should be well funded and available to all people in need. Such programs range from food assistance to health care for people with disabilities.
Where do you stand on human services? Should we have a robust system or should social services only provide basic assistance to keep people out of the streets?