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Team Trump just called a halt to the
Obama-era war on American suburbs

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 2/15/2020 4:22:04 AM

President Trump gets credit — and takes heat — for many things, but many folks don’t even know about one of his best accomplishments: blocking the federal government’s power grab for control of America’s suburbs. During the Obama administration, the Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to install Washington bureaucrats as the decision makers for how communities across all 50 states should grow. Using an obscure rule called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, HUD sought to remake America’s cities, towns and villages by forcing any community that was getting federal funds to meet racial quotas.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: iraengneer 2/15/2020 7:07:58 AM (No. 318950)
Good move. But does not go far enough. HUD, like the overwhelming majority of Federal operations, Should Not Even EXIST! Find, please, the merest hint in our Constiution's enumerated Federal powers, the grant of power enabling unelected bureaucrats to have ANY ability to "remake America's cities" to their liking. I can't find such a thing. HUD is ILLEGAL to exist at all. End it. Today is good. Who could imagine such a idiot thing?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 2/15/2020 7:10:11 AM (No. 318954)
Perhaps it should be maintained in the Kalorama and Martha's Vineyard communities.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum 2/15/2020 7:17:22 AM (No. 318958)
Once again, common sense policies enacted by local governments without the hot breath of the federal government breathing down its neck. The federal government should be kept as far away from us as possible. This micromanagement has caused a myriad of problems. The bureaucracies that have exploded because of big government are an affront to our ability to govern ourselves as freedom loving people and are nothing but a financial money pit that grows exponentially over time. Get the federal government out of our lives!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Chabis 2/15/2020 7:45:00 AM (No. 318979)
How about this... You get to choose your own neighbors for yourself.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jacksin5 2/15/2020 8:44:59 AM (No. 319012)
To anyone who thinks our Government is not Socialist, run by bureaucrats, like the EU and Brussels, is fooling themselves. HUD, DHHS, Dept of Education etc. are nothing more than blocks of Bureaucrats who do not answer to anyone, not the citizens, not the elected officials in power. These bureaucracies should all be dissolved, and control should be returned to the States and local communities as the Founders intended. This massive growth in Government is what killed the one breadwinner family, and all the other social ills that come with it.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Strike3 2/15/2020 9:36:22 AM (No. 319108)
Racial quotas in communities is one of the most boneheaded government ideas I've ever heard and there have been some real winners out of Washington. Common sense can provide at least ten reasons in ten minutes why this is a surefire pipe dream. Ruining the public schools, universities and the workplace is bad enough, leave my home alone.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Enoch Powell 2/15/2020 9:45:26 AM (No. 319123)
Bronxville.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DVC 2/15/2020 10:03:24 AM (No. 319154)
I agree with #1. Eliminate HUD.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: wildcat1 2/15/2020 10:52:18 AM (No. 319237)
Here's what I think the real goal is. Polluting a single family zoned neighborhood, ward, precinct with apartments will dilute the voting base with Democrats, leftists, socialists.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: columba 2/15/2020 11:26:36 AM (No. 319283)
Racial Quotas. I once ran a State program. There were two of us - my secretary and I. Occasionally we filled out a racial quota form. It contributed nothing to the betterment of the world and was a waste of time. I currently volunteer at a radio station that has one employee. He is blind. Today I received a 7-page essay test to fill out on diversity. I figure it will take a minimum of three hours to fill it out. What good does this for do fro the betterment of the nation?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: czechlist 2/16/2020 11:24:54 AM (No. 320173)
There were many articles written about how the 0 admin was attempting to urbanize the country. Dense populations are easief to influence and control; witness any major city - demokrat
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