Bush Appointee Takes Issue With Ending Federal Funding for Legal Services

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Among those decrying the Trump administration's proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp. is a Republican stalwart who takes issue with conservative arguments for targeting federally-funded legal services. Frank Strickland has fought for funding for LSC before, and he sounds ready to do it again.

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  • Real American Believe in Good Government

    I would love it if anti-tax crazies got their way for a year. The complaining, moaning, whining and whinging from that tiny minority that refuses to accept reality that would come with the reality of unfunded government. Regressives from John Birch, etc., rewrote history in the ‘60s and there has never been such an unpatriotic and unAmerican mindset than the one that comes from the anti-tax crowd.

  • Keep driving

    That‘s just false. Effective aid programs require administration and personnel, and cannot function effectively if left to the whim of donors‘ moods about how much to give. Further, just because I am unaware of a societal need, and may not ascribe it much or any value, does not mean that I am RIGHT. What if I am willfully ignorant? What if I am prejudiced against charities that serve historically disadvantaged groups? Are we as a nation better off because my subjective, uneducated opinion contributes to the poor getting poorer? No. In the long term, we are absolutely not.

  • Miss Daisy

    Americans are a generous people, for a worthy cause. If society is not willing to voluntarily contribute, maybe its not a worthy cause. The point being, the attorneys wanting more taxpayer dollars for their cause should be willing to step up, and have their colleagues to step up, and voluntarily fill any gap. Maybe instead of taking taxpayer money by threat of force, place a list of all government programs in each year‘s tax returns and let the taxpayers decide which programs are worthy to them and how much they wish to contribute to each, since they are the ones paying the bill.

  • Lucky to be one step ahead of the Bear

    It`s Friday and we have all worked hard to get a pay check to address our obligations. It`s easy to say that tax dollars should not be used - leave it to charity. How much did I give to charity this week, last week? What is the answer? As the greatest nation in the world, we can not close the door on these needy people assuming that someone else will solve the problem. Have we ever truly needed, not wanted, without hope of finding the answer. I for one have been too lucky to know the answer.

  • Keep driving

    And how many monkey butlers will there be, Miss Daisy? In theory, we SHOULD all be charitable enough that there‘s no need for Medicaid, Medicare, SNAP, WIC, but in practice, you still have a great chasm between what charities raise and what the actual needs are. If this program ends, we won‘t automatically all start giving money to an appropriate legal charity. (And when I say "automatically," I also mean "ever.") And the efficiency of the use of charity dollars is wildly inconsistent: the Salvation Army has a vanishingly small overhead, but the American Cancer Society is notoriously profligate when it comes to spending their money on things other than cancer research (yes--the Relay for Life is really the Relay for Executive Compensation. Enjoy your event.)

  • Miss Daisy

    This is a program that the taxpayers should not be funding. It should be a charity based program, with support by local bar associations. Bar members could volunteer, or be drafted, to provide a certain amount of pro bono service/advice from time to time. Any charity dollars donated to such a group would be much more efficiently spent than through a taxpayer funded program.

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