This President never ceases to amaze me. His latest plan may be one of the most disturbing yet, as he hopes to force local communities to integrate poor communities into wealthy ones and vice-versa. Using the power of government, President Obama plans to cram poor minorities into wealthy white neighborhoods and to shove wealthy white house hunters into poor minority neighborhoods.
How? By threatening local governments with the terrifying weight of the federal government. It’s obscene, unjust and pretty much par for the course with our modern liberal fascist government.
The Obama “administration is moving forward with a new rule to require communities to regularly review the racial and socio-economic makeup of neighborhoods and regularly report the results.
The thinking behind it is that local governments will come under pressure to adopt policies to mix the compositions of neighborhoods when stark differences emerge.”
The President once again shows his complete disdain for logic and foresight. Has he considered what might happen if the government forces several poor families into a wealthy neighborhood? Economically speaking, this could be creating a whole new tax on middle and upper class families, as it forces the values of their home properties down. How about the problems it might create in a poor neighborhood (gentrification anyone?) as the housing prices begin to rise forcing poor families out of their homes into even poorer neighborhoods?
Of course not, why would the President think ahead before imposing his dictatorial will? This is another example of the problem with liberals today — they imagine a problem exists and seek to solve that one issue before them, never considering the ramifications of their response and that such a response may cause even greater problems!
In an interview with CNN, Rick Manning, the president of Americans for Limited Government argues that “Local government is designed so people can have an input on those things that matter most to them The federal government is ill-equipped to superimpose their vision of what local communities should look like, because they don’t have their fingers on the pulse of those communities.”
Watch as our Fascist President strikes again, with another not-so-bright idea.
It’s our job as citizens to make sure we keep pushing this country we love toward our most cherished ideals – that all of us are created equal, and all of us deserve an equal shot.
This week, my Administration took new steps to bring us closer to that goal.
Almost 50 years ago, Republicans and Democrats in Congress came together to pass the Fair Housing Act. It’s a law that says landlords can’t turn away tenants solely because of their race, religion, sex, national origin, or disability. And it made a difference in this country.
Still, the work of the Fair Housing Act remains unfinished. Just a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled that policies segregating minorities in poor neighborhoods, even unintentionally, are against the law. The Court recognized what many people know to be true from their own lives: that too often, where people live determines what opportunities they have in life.
In some cities, kids living just blocks apart lead incredibly different lives. They go to different schools, play in different parks, shop in different stores, and walk down different streets. And often, the quality of those schools and the safety of those parks and streets are far from equal – which means those kids aren’t getting an equal shot in life.
That runs against the values we hold dear as Americans. In this country, of all countries, a person’s zip code shouldn’t decide their destiny. We don’t guarantee equal outcomes, but we do strive to guarantee an equal shot at opportunity – in every neighborhood, for every American.
Now, the Fair Housing Act also says that this isn’t the responsibility of a landlord alone – local governments have a role to play, too. That’s why, this week, my Administration announced that we’ll make it easier for communities to implement this law. We’re using data on housing and neighborhood conditions to help cities identify the areas that need the most help. We’re doing more to help communities meet their own goals. Plus, by opening this data to everybody, everyone in a community – not just elected officials – can weigh in. If you want a bus stop added near your home, or more affordable housing nearby, now you’ll have the data you need to make your case.
These actions won’t make every community perfect. That’s something we all have to strive for in our own lives. But they will help make our communities stronger and more vibrant. And they’ll help keep this a country where kids from every background can grow up knowing that no matter who you are, what you look like, or where you live, you can write your own story.
That’s the America I love. And it’s the America I’ll keep fighting for.
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