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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It hasn't been too long since President Aquino asked Congress for "emergency powers" to address the major power shortage, which is expected to hit Luzon early next year, but a non-government organization already said that more than the people, private corporations will be the biggest gainers of this band-aid solution.
The construction of housing is only a band-aid solution because residents still want to return to their places of abode.
During the official launching of the "Takbo sa Pagbangon ng Leyte" on Friday, PDIC President Valentin Araneta stressed that the assistance to the typhoon survivors should not be a band-aid solution but should focus on long-term benefits.
Redistributing flights among the existing terminals was just a 'band-aid solution' that could even worsen the congestion at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), according to a Senate committee report.
While I have thanked them for their quick response, I was bothered by the band-aid solution of which I was a beneficiary.
In addition to population dynamics, the lack of individual responsibility, the lack of a trash management system, limited or nonexistent regular trash collection and disposal, the unsustainable fix or Band-Aid solution that obscured Monrovia's garbage crisis in the last 13 years is now visible.
Calling it a Band-Aid solution to an overcrowding problem, Mount Prospect-based River Trails Elementary District 26 school board members voted Tuesday to centralize kindergarten classes at one location in lieu of a more controversial move to implement grade level centers.
For a federation of teachers, the annual conduct of the "Brigada Eskwela" of the Department of Education (DepEd) is nothing but a "band-aid solution" to the "degenerating" state of public basic education in the country.
Some workers said while they like the new financial benefit, it is a "band-aid solution" to unpredictable income resulting from shifts cut short for maintenance, repairs or unexpected shut-downs, Kolodny reports.
A better plan has to be put in place (one that was not discussed at said meeting) and this doesn't just mean the band-aid solution of the China funded dam.
But their solutions are half-cooked, it's just like a band-aid solution. PPA issued a notice to the BOC to withdraw containers within 15 days.
While ArmorMe understands that this may only be a Band-Aid solution to gun violence issues as a whole, Siboni said that the company is currently in the final stages of a partnership with a school safety non-profit organization, and proceeds from each backpack will go to the organization.
"Providing cash grants is just a band-aid solution for our displaced workers.
New Delhi: India on Wednesday unveiled a new weapon against air pollution -- an "anti-smog gun" which authorities hope will clear the skies above New Delhi but which environmentalists say amounts to a band-aid solution. The cannon's Indian manufacturers say the fine droplets of water it ejects at high speed can flush out deadly airborne pollutants in one of the world's smoggiest capitals.
The Union Minister also tore into the UPA regime over the lack of policy for Kashmir turbulence and said the previous government's policy for the Valley was a 'band-aid solution'.