Scott Keller on Welfare & Poverty



Welfare is a very ineffective approach to solving poverty

Q: Do you agree that "We shouldn't NEED welfare; but let churches provide it"?

A: Partially correct. Additional/clarified stances:

Source: E-mail interview for 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 11, 2013

Favors allowing churches to provide welfare services

Q: Your opinion on our VoteMatch statement, "Allow churches to provide welfare services"?

A: Favor. End welfare by overhauling the economic model as mentioned elsewhere. Allow churches to help and everyone else who wants to. What's the point of stopping them? Government should not be in the welfare business. End taxation, return to sovereign money, distribute new currency to states and localities for economic needs.

Source: VoteMatch interview on 2014 House race with OnTheIssues.org , Apr 10, 2013

We shouldn't NEED welfare; but let churches provide it

Q: What is your opinion on the statement, "Allow churches to provide welfare services"?

A: Support. But we shouldn't NEED welfare services. If we'd approach economics properly and with innovation, with a pro-human requirement then everyone would have what they need and much of what they want while having a much smaller federal government and a significantly advanced America and a significantly advanced humanity. Churches already supply welfare services. Nobody needs to allow them to do this. If we mean have the federal government PAY churches to do it, that's a very bad idea. So much more to share. So many ideas, so many solutions, so much frustration with politicians who don't seem to get it.

Source: Email interview on presidential race with OnTheIssues.org , Aug 18, 2011

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