Skip to comments.Bayh: Gary to be 'national model'
Posted on 08/13/2009 4:46:46 AM PDT by southlake_hoosier
Gary is expected to be the Obama administration's "national model" for urban revitalization, according to U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has established a "Gary Project" that will seek to address issues of urban decay and foster economic development in the city, including demolition of vacant properties, according to Bayh, D-Ind.
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Wait, no one knows where the money is going now, so it won't matter.
Guess it is just payback for stealing the election in Indiana.
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Gary has been a bottomless pit of federal monies for DECADES already. And all it has done is make the city POORER!
Central planning didn’t work in the USSR and it won’t work here.
Isn’nt the definition of insanity doing the same things...over and over again.....expecting different results....maybe the Housing an Urban Development screwballs think they’ve got their mental models properly “tuned” for this round of “waste the taxpayers money” game...
Make Gary an enterprise zone with zero personal and business taxes and it might work. Run it with ACORNonomics and it will remain a hell-hole.
When the whole borrow/print and spend house of cards collapses, it’ll be cities like Gary that’ll be the first to see what’s euphamistically called the ‘breakdown in civility’ when the River of Goodies dries up...
In that sense, yes, Gary will probably be a ‘model’ for the rest of Urban America.....
Say, Mr Citizen, we’re from the Urban Renewal Project. About that house you own there...
Just what the nation needs, another mortgage/guarantied bogus long term investment scam. All the crooks are in place and Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac to launch yet another massive theft conspiracy for us to pay for.
We have to do something to get rid of these crooks in the WH; FBI CIA? Isn't there ANYONE honest left in these places that can bring this Usurper down and put a stop to these traitors sending this nation into massive debt that will take a thousand years to pay?
Armpit of the world.
My sweetie is an educator based in Chicago.
Last year, part of his “territory” (when he worked for a private provider of tutorial services) was Gary, Indiana.
Keep in mind, he used to be a far leftwing nutjob that I have successfully converted to the “right” side. He had Bill Ayers as a professor in college and unfortunately, he worked with Father Pflager on community volunteer projects. (He now teaches in a private Catholic school on the southside of Chicago. Happier in his job that at any point in his career.)
One evening he walked in a room of educators, in preparation for a meeting. He said nothing, merely organizing documents, as these folks DEEPLY resented the involvement of private providers into their little fiefdom, via NCLB. So he was basically a fly on the wall.
He couldn’t wait until he got home to call me. He called me the second he got on the interstate, via cellphone:
“Sweetie.....these people are NUTS. The words I heard in that room were Reverend Wright...squared! No wonder these kids are so f*cked up!”
There was a time when he would have thought I was nuts. heh
If it is such a great place maybe he and Susan should spend their summers there.
Birthplace of the late and most popular pedophile in the world.
Sweetie.....these people are NUTS. The words I heard in that room were Reverend Wright...squared! No wonder these kids are so f*cked up!
The wife teaches in an inner-city school that has been over-run by Black Panther-connected teachers. Even the black female principal is afraid of them. And the LAST thing they care about is teaching kids!!!
Interesting picture. Where is it from?
Looks like a re-creation of an English Iron-Age village?
Yep, it’s a recreation of an iron-age village in Wales.
LOL...Gary already IS a national model for democratic urban policies.
Really it’s a bit lower on the anatomy.
YES!! Wait til the people see what a FAILURE trying to get Gary CIVILIZED! Watch out for a Potemkin Village thingy, though.
Those who are not familiar with Gary,it makes Detroit look loke an all-white gated community.
Not sure if your wife’s school is public or private.
His school is private and Catholic. So far, they are hanging on to that. Uniforms, dicipline, the Rosary...it’s okay. His compatriots at the school fall into two categories: idealistic white 22 year olds from college and veteran African American teachers (he is Indian-American). Ironically enough, his teaching partner is a next door neighbor of Obama in Hyde Park, who was a high school classmate of Michelle. Btw, she speaks highly of M. Obama. (fair disclosure and all that)
But this partner teacher sounds like a piece of work. LOL She warns my sweetie about where to park his car, how to avoid being robbed, etc, railing about the n-words in the neighborhood. What to do on sunny days or on rainy days to stay safe in this neighborhood. She is fond of him and doesn’t want him to meet the fate of the beloved male gym teacher last year: He was murdered in the parking lot of the school.
Should be given to Illinois
Gary? Indiana? How else do clean up a cesspool other than fill it with dirt?
Gery makes Detroit look like Camelot.
Can you tell me which school? I went to a Catholic School on the south side. If you don't want to reveal it on the board you can freep-mail me.
Nothing wrong with Gary that leveling and covering with salt wouldn’t fix.
And a lot cheaper than implementing Obummer’s “model”.
I grew up on the far southeast side of Chicago. About ten minutes from the Indiana border. That area used to be okay but Gary had a bad rep even thirty years ago. It’s a cesspool of humanity. The only way to clean would be to fill it.
I think this looks better than it does now. Or at least in some places.
Have to admit, some places inside the borders of Gary are still like this. Most are not.
No it's not. It's precisely the wrong thing to do. The right thing to do was listed in Post #7.
... but he said he and Sims agreed the $24.7 million initially proposed likely would not be enough to remedy Gary's needs.
Heavens no, of course not. And it never will be.
Besides, this is our grand-children's money they are throwing away, not theirs!
Gary Mayor Rudy 'Superfly' Clay, Senator Evan Bayh, and Dep Sec of HUD Ron Sims
Mayor Clay bought a Hummer on taxpayer money this year claiming he was entitled and that it saves tax money. Guess he will be getting new rims now.
I moved from Lake County, IN 7 or 8 years ago, lived in Crown Point then. A few years earlier, there was a drug bust in Gary that nabbed a Gary department head and several associates that were selling drugs out of the City Hall basement. Talk about going a bunch of steps further than the usual Gary graft!
About the only significant commercial activity in Gary are steel mills and some associated ancillary business that support them or purchase from them. Donald Trump had a casino at a marina in Gary but I don't know if that is still in existence. They built a new airport (federal $$$ did I imagine)to try and set it up as a competitor (it was a bust economically) to Midway and O'Hare since the eastern Chicago metro region and outliers like South Bend are quite a haul to the other two airports.
First of all, Gary IS a model of government subsidies, grants, programs for the last 40 years.
Lastly, there is a housing glut (surplus) in this country. NW Indiana is no exception. Why would anyone want to move to Gary when it is much safer and cheaper to live in the surrounding area? Government assisted housing will fail (as it always has) if they try to do it now in Gary. I think the only logical thing for Gary is to reduce its size and have the new undevelopmed area become a park or nature preserve. This decision should be that of the City and Lake County, NOT Washington.
Like the same people that handled Gary native Michael Jackson?
Lake County abuts Crook, er, Cook County, and is nearly as dirty as Hudson County, NJ. Gary itself looks like something from “The Omega Man.”
Indiana is just next to Illinois. How much Chicago corruption has connections there?
I'm as "back to nature" as the next country girl, but by golly I love my indoor plumbing, internal combustion engines, and modern medicine!
at least Rudy looks the part
that sniveling twit Evan Bayh is the biggest con man (next to Baraq) in the country
So what racket is this Gary guy into? (hehehe)
Probably easier to answer what he is not into.
Lugar is not much better at this point.
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