August 14, 2012
This November, America will make a decision. It will either throw Obama out of office and give us a man who hopefully will lead this nation away from the fiscal cliff or we will have four more years of a President who wants to destroy his own country.
What will happen if Obama gets four more years?
Stanley Kurtz has some ideas. Obama’s next four years really would be a socialist nightmare.
President Obama’s plans for a second-term include an initiative to systematically redistribute the wealth of America’s suburbs to the cities. It’s a transformative idea, and deserves to be fully aired before the election. But like a lot of his major progressive policy innovations, Obama has advanced this one stealthily–mostly through rule-making, appointment, and vague directives. Obama has worked on this project in collaboration with Mike Kruglik, one of his original community organizing mentors. Kruglik’s new group, Building One America, advocates “regional tax-base sharing,” a practice by which suburban tax money is directly redistributed to nearby cities and less-well-off “inner-ring” suburbs. Kruglik’s group also favors a raft of policies designed to coerce people out of their cars and force suburbanites (with their tax money) back into densely packed cities.
Obama has lent the full weight of his White House to Kruglik’s efforts. A federal program called the Sustainable Communities Initiative, for example, has salted planning commissions across the country with “regional equity” and “smart growth” as goals. These are, of course, code words. “Regional equity” means that, by their mere existence, suburbs cheat the people who live in cities. It means, “Let’s spread the suburbs’ wealth around” – i.e., take from the suburbanites to give to the urban poor. “Smart growth” means, “Quit building sub-divisions and malls, and move back to where mass transit can shuttle you between your 800 square foot apartment in an urban tower and your downtown job.” In all likelihood, these planning commissions will issue “recommendations” which Obama would quickly turn into requirements for further federal aid. In fact, his administration has already used these tactics to impose federal education requirements on reluctant states. Indeed, part of Obama’s assault on the suburbs is his effort to undercut the autonomy of suburban school districts.
There is a reason why people are fleeing the cities and going to suburbs. Because the management of big cities sucks! There is no other way to describe it.
In some ways, we are already seeing the subsidization of cities by the suburbs. The Federal Government collects tax dollars and then doles out large grants to cities. The dark secret is that if it were not for the federal subsidizes to big cities, they would go under. Even with ongoing federal bailouts, cities run by liberal politicians are going under. Which California city is going to declare bankruptcy this week?
What about Detroit? Even federal bailouts cannot save that city.
Liberalism has failed America. It is time we let some of these cities fail and hold the liberal politicians accountable for what they have done.
- Scrubbed : Photo of President Obama Removed Just Days After Book Exposes Agenda To Eliminate Suburbs (breitbart.com)