Nanny State: If any question remained about the Obama White House´s appetite for running everyone´s life from Washington, it should be settled now. This administration even wants to dictate neighborhood makeup. Like your neighborhood? Don´t get used to it. The Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development might decide it wants to dictate changes. HUD is, according to Fox News, considering "a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America´s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory." The proposed rule, disclosed last month by HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan at
Armed with the data, the most effective method of diversifying neighborhoods would be to impose lending requirements for home loans, i.e. if you are white and want to live in a white neighborhood, the bank may not be able to help you.
If some folks can´t afford to move into expensive neighborhoods then the government should pay most of the cost for them - after all, the most important thing is diversity. Other working folks might have to take on higher income tax burdens to make sure everybody lives in equally nice homes but that is a small price to pay for diversity.
Remember, the MSM, Dims and talking heads want Conservatives to avoid social issues...as I noted on another post yesterday, the Zero Administration is about nothing but liberal social issues like homosexual rights and marriage, driving wedges between economic classes, dietary controls, health mandates, green mandates, race-baiting, abortion on demand, pushing contraceptives to minor girls without parental notification or consent, and amnesty...very little is happening re a strong defense, energy sufficiency, a building a thriving economy and produces real jobs, and downsizing government...
I agree with #6; I too, want to have a mansion next to Matt Damon; I can´t afford it, so Matt should pay more so I can have a mansion too. Only fair. My friend lives in an expensive condo complex where 20% of the project had to be lower in price so that low income people could buy there too. So my friend had to come up with a lot more money, and the 20%-er´s are a constant problem; they have old cars that they work on in the driveway; they have too many kids for a two bedroom unit; they play their rap music very loud into the night, and they leave trash everywhere. How can this be fair?
Without question ... this administration wants to tell you what to eat, where to live, who to vote for, what reporters write, what news is shown on TV, what you teach your kids, whether you can pray out loud, what words you can use, what time of day you can use the toilet. Well, may that last one won´t be on the agenda for a few months.
In other words, turn the entire nation into a Section 8 trashpit. Which seems the inevitable outcome of Section 8 everywhere. Perhaps the desired outcome? Still waiting for someone, anyone, to tell me how unelected bureaucrats gain such power, power that elected public servants can not, or will not, overcome.
Agenda 21! Search for democrats against agenda 21 and read about the process. The nudging has been going on for a very long time. Once again Glen Beck was right...years ago. oh how I miss his blackboards.
They are dreaming as there is not enough money in the country to purchase and maintain a home in a suburban neighborhood for every black family who would like to move there. Then on top of that, they want to grant an amnesty for up to 20 million illegal aliens, most of who would be classified as members of minority groups, who would also become eligible for a government purchased and maintained home in the suburbs.
It will be interesting to see a single female with 3 children, no job, benefits including medicaid, food stamps, section 8, an Obama cell phone, and other subsidies, move into a suburban community where the houses run from $250K to $750K and the taxes on the properties alone start at $5K annually. Just wondering who will pay? The Federal Government can track all they want, but SOMEONE has to pay for the upscale movement. This program was planned long ago in the Obama Administration and they just have to figure out the way to get it paid for. Going to be a lot of lawsuits over this one when the current homeowners meet the new neighbors who aren´t paying for ANYTHING.
This is just another intrusion and reduction in local government authority. Washington must be Absolute. And it cannot err.
A look ahead:
Gradually the feds will decide about zoning, allowed home size, building permits, and set diversity quotas for family sizes, single mothers, races, sex, sex orientation, ages, immigrants, and do whatever else they think might crush the spirit.
Those promoting the absolute state regard such programs as tools. Each devised to further diminish what an individuals can do until each feels they can do nothing but obey.
We can already see that Climate Change will become a public health concern. Thus an individual may be spreading a plague by setting the thermostat too high in winter or too low in summer.
Obesity can be criminalized as a harm to others. You will be given a body operating plan and you better follow it. Your diet will be mandated.
Local authorities often welcome such controls, and the grant money that comes with them. They think they will be enforcing the new regulations. Later they will learn the feds control them too. They will be the gerbils in the shinier cages.
This policy doesn´t take into account the basic rule: good, hardworking people = good neighborhood.
A good neighborhood doesn´t have to be wealthy, or even upscale. I lived in many blue-collar working class neighborhoods--they were all good, and safe, with good schools. No one expected anything for free.
A couple of years ago there was this multi-page ´survey´ sent out asking all sorts of questions about what size your house was, how many bedrooms, who spoke what language, etc. The purpose of the thing was ´for better planning´. Needless to say, I never filled the thing out. Another one came a month or two later, also not filled out.
Watch the movie ´Dr Zhivago´ to get a good look at how this central planning works, comrade.
That´s a trick question, right? After all, the White House along with those 2 brain cell cretins in the Democrat Party shoved Obamacare down our throats and better than half of America´s voting public actually bent over and said , stick it in even further. Those same voters will simply KY up and take more of what the idiots in Congress and the White House dish out. Short of a French Revolution type of revolt in this county, turn out the lights, the party is over.
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