Band-Aid solution


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Band-Aid solution

A quick and/or temporary solution to a problem that does not address or resolve the underlying cause of said problem. Taken from the Band-Aid brand of adhesive bandages. While offering free pizza to customers affected by the oil spill is a cute Band-Aid solution, the company has no plan in place to deal with the actual damage that it caused.
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District 4 Councilor Sarai Rivera, who cast the lone vote against the plan, said it does not address the root problems behind panhandling and is more of a Band-Aid solution to the panhandling problem than anything else.
But I don't want to see a Band-Aid solution that when we get additional funding we will have to undo.
It is a Band-Aid solution to make a little cash while the nickel prices are high," Nash says.
The tobacco tax can reasonably be expected to decrease as use of the evil weed drops off, making it (in political cliche) a Band-Aid solution.
Recruiting foreign priests is a Band-Aid solution designed to avoid facing up to the root causes of the priest shortage: obligatory celibacy and a flawed system of ecclesiastical governance and advancement.
But the complete project is designed to meet the community's current and future needs, rather than be a Band-Aid solution.
This unilateral decision taken by both leaders of Fatah and Hamas is just another example of a Band-Aid solution to a self- serving decision made without the consent of the people.
This kind of Band-Aid solution will almost always fail.
While Birds Eye has provided bottled water to some residents, it's a short-term Band-Aid solution to a long-standing environmental problem," she added.
The override is a Band-Aid solution for one year only.
It is important that the consumer explore their legal rights before they rush into a band-aid solution," said Petrovich.
We need to fix baseball and not just have another Band-Aid solution.
The announcement was warmly received by the delegates, but, to some, it was considered a Band-Aid solution.
Unfortunately, though, the measures now moving through Congress are little more than a band-aid solution, and fail to address long-term issues in the secondary market for mortgages.
Moreover, unlike typical approaches that deliver a band-aid solution to homelessness by providing temporary shelters, Father Bills & MainSpring's mission is to end homelessness altogether through programs that include permanent supportive housing.