Obama's HUD to Expand Middle Class
How? Just move people from low income neighborhoods into middle class neighborhoods.
This brilliant stratagem is being promoted by Shaun Donovan, Obama's newly appointed head of HUD.
According to Donovan, the middle class is the middle class because they have all the advantages of living in middle class neighborhoods. After all, middle class neighborhoods have better "schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class."
Move people from low income neighborhoods with poor "assets" into neighborhoods with good "assets" and presto they will have middle class jobs and all the other "assets" of being in the middle class.
Not only is this economically sound, it follows from the moral principle that every American has the right "to choose to live in a community they feel proud of."
That being the case, not only is it immoral to discriminate on the housing front on the basis of ethnicity and sexuality, it is equally immoral to discriminate on the basis of ability to pay. Under HUD"s new "Fair Housing" plan, HUD, one way or another, will make sure taxpayers eat the tab for this brilliant piece of social engineering.. Unlike the old failed Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, this one under HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is going to work because Donovan is going to use "21st Century methods":
This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of - where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life. For the first time ever, HUD will provide data for every neighborhood in the country, detailing the access African American, Latino, Asian, and other communities have to local assets, including schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class. Long-term solutions will involve various strategies, such as helping people gain access to different neighborhoods and channeling investments into underserved areas.
"Channeling investments" - that's Obamacode for "extorting more money from the tax paying public for the High Church of Social Justice." HUD, under Donovan, is going to use more money and strong-arm methods ("mixed-finance tools") to right social injustice. The HUD.GUV site profiling Donovan claims:
He has launched new initiatives like Choice Neighborhoods, which will enable distressed communities to use proven mixed-use, mixed-finance tools to transform not just federally-assisted housing, but the neighborhoods around that housing.
Let's see. I get to choose to live in a community I can feel proud of? And Donovan is going to use "mixed-finance tools" to ensure someone else picks up the tab?
I don't know about you, but I'm shooting for Trump Towers.