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Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.
NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz

Posted on 08/05/2012 4:38:05 PM PDT by Syncro

Burn Down the Suburbs?


Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them.

By Stanley Kurtz

Editor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Citiesby Stanley Kurtzfrom Sentinel HC

President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools, housing, transportation, and above all taxation. To this end, the president has already put programs in place designed to push the country toward a sweeping social transformation in a possible second term. The goal: income equalization via a massive redistribution of suburban tax money to the cities.

Obama’s plans to undercut the political and economic independence of America’s suburbs reach back decades. The community organizers who trained him in the mid-1980s blamed the plight of cities on taxpayer “flight” to suburbia. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Obama’s mentors at the Gamaliel Foundation (a community-organizing network Obama helped found) formally dedicated their efforts to the budding fight against suburban “sprawl.” From his positions on the boards of a couple of left-leaning Chicago foundations, Obama channeled substantial financial support to these efforts. On entering politics, he served as a dedicated ally of his mentors’ anti-suburban activism.

The alliance endures. One of Obama’s original trainers, Mike Kruglik, has hived off a new organization called Building One America, which continues Gamaliel’s anti-suburban crusade under another name. Kruglik and his close allies, David Rusk and Myron Orfield, intellectual leaders of the “anti-sprawl” movement, have been quietly working with the Obama administration for years on an ambitious program of social reform.

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KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012issues; agenda; agenda21; backoffbarry; bhofascism; bloodoftyrants; crushfedgov; democrats; elections; govtabuse; kurtz; obama; obamatruthfile; redistribution; regionalism; socialistdemocrats; spreadthewealth; stealthewealth; suburbs; tyranny
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They would like to squish all of us in metropolitian areas, easier to control the masses.

They are working on moving the rural dwellers also.

1 posted on 08/05/2012 4:38:10 PM PDT by Syncro
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To: Syncro

Fortunately Obama has no such power to merge anything with anything.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Syncro

Will backfire very big time.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Syncro

Rush had a segment on this on his Thursday show. It was interesting to listen to.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 4:43:43 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Syncro

I really can’t stand people with big ideas on how to make “society” (us) better.

My idea on how to improve our lives is to take folks like that to the wall.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Syncro

Obama’s mission in life is to assassinate America...pass it on.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 4:44:37 PM PDT by Mister Anderson (Give them nothing, but take from them everything!)
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To: Syncro

Just read the book. The author explains the origins of much Marxist rhetoric about light rail, carpooling, sustaining, “urban sprawl’, etc Marists hate all things that relate to individual choice and freedom.

An American should never ever vote for a democRAT!


7 posted on 08/05/2012 4:46:28 PM PDT by texican01
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To: RDasher

Check Agenda 21 in Wikipedia. It is already moving apace nationwide...


8 posted on 08/05/2012 4:47:35 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (The injustice of trendiness is nearly dualistic in its isomorphism.)
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To: Syncro

If people of Connecticut, who like local control (no county government), isn’t afraid of this, it is a lost cause. CT freepers, spread the word.


9 posted on 08/05/2012 4:52:26 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: Frank Sheed

“Check Agenda 21 in Wikipedia. It is already moving apace nationwide...”

Yes, and check your communities for any green and/or “sustainability” programs.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Frank Sheed

“Check Agenda 21 in Wikipedia. It is already moving apace nationwide...”

Yes, and check your communities for any green and/or “sustainability” programs.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 4:55:51 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady ("When injustice becomes law, then resistance becomes duty." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Syncro
Lincoln freed the black slaves.

Ubama enslaved the white devil.

12 posted on 08/05/2012 5:03:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Syncro

If you think this is the work of Obama, you haven’t been paying attention for the last two decades. The socialists and urban planners have been dreaming this for decades. Read up on smart growth and suburban sprawl. Couple this with the lunatics whole think too many people populate the planet and an elite that buys into this and you have a grim future.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 5:05:24 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Mister Anderson

‘Assassinate’ is a bit too obvious. SABOTAGE is a better word.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 5:07:28 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Syncro

For many years federal and state government regulations have been piling up to make it more and more difficult for a traditional small family farm to stay afloat.

I have always thought it was more than a coincidence that stringent regulations were forcing these really small farms to shut down.

My grandparents had to shut down their small dairy farm and give it up because the renovations and equipment the government required for the cows and to handle and store the milk would cost more than the farm was valued at.

And the government environmental people were making them shut down the spring fed water cooler where they had always cooled and stored the raw milk. In their younger days they sold raw milk, cream and butter direct from the farm to the consumer but of course the government (working hand-in-glove with the big dairy co-ops) put a stop to that.


15 posted on 08/05/2012 5:10:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
If you think this is the work of Obama, you haven’t been paying attention for the last two decades.

Could you be anymore condescending???

I didn't write the book.

Did you see this part?

One of Obama’s original trainers, Mike Kruglik, has hived off a new organization called Building One America, which continues Gamaliel’s anti-suburban crusade under another name. Kruglik and his close allies, David Rusk and Myron Orfield, intellectual leaders of the “anti-sprawl” movement

I've been paying attention for the last 15 decades, the part before I was born through history.

This has been in the works for a lot longer than the two decades you mention.

16 posted on 08/05/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Iron Munro

They want to tax and regulate all of us into the cities.

And keep making our money more worthless, and more people on food stamps and unemployment.

So we can be dependant on the government.

Can you imagine how they could control the masses just by shutting off utilities for a couple of days in a densly occupied part of a city?

Some of those giant apartment skyscrapers must have thousands of people in them.

A couple of days with out elec, gas etc and people will get pertty antsy.

Expecially those on the top floors that don’t do stairs that well.


17 posted on 08/05/2012 5:21:42 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro
Could you be anymore condescending???

Keep you shirt on. That was a rhetorical question.

Sure, all modern socialist ideas have their roots in beliefs way before two decades ago. But the fact is they have been actually implementing them only recently. They are tearing up perfectly good roads to put jetties, bumps, and bends in them along with bike lanes to make them undrivable. they are actually getting Caucasians to have fewer children. They are elevating bugs above development of natural resources. They are actually making progress after sane people put a deaf ear and blind eye to their activities. They are zombies. Obama didn't invent this crap. His leftist handlers are using him to speed up the program.

18 posted on 08/05/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Syncro
Could you be anymore condescending???

Keep you shirt on. That was a rhetorical question.

Sure, all modern socialist ideas have their roots in beliefs way before two decades ago. But the fact is they have been actually implementing them only recently. They are tearing up perfectly good roads to put jetties, bumps, and bends in them along with bike lanes to make them undrivable. they are actually getting Caucasians to have fewer children. They are elevating bugs above development of natural resources. They are actually making progress after sane people put a deaf ear and blind eye to their activities. They are zombies. Obama didn't invent this crap. His leftist handlers are using him to speed up the program.

19 posted on 08/05/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Syncro

I rarely buy political books (FR is a very complete source) but my copy of this one is in the mail from Amazon.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Syncro

Agenda 21. Plus democrat control over you. Urban areas have the takers and their wealth transfer programs. I suggest if they force you back into the cities you go galt and stop earning income. Yes that means saving now, selling off crap you don’t need now. Learning how to barter, find good deals on Craigslist.

I traded an item I paid 120 for a couple years ago, it’s value went up to about 300 since then, and i traded for something I needed that was worth 500.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 5:50:50 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Syncro

If you are curious to see our intended future, go to Google Earth and look at the massive apartment blocks in any Soviet city. Equal housing for all.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 6:26:11 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
Rein in the attitude, tough guy.

It was more subtle in the past, but has been going on for much longer than you realize.

Thanks for rehashing what most of us know.

I wasn't talking about the roots of socialist beliefs, it's a known fact that they have been implementing their agenda from the very beginning way back in middle of the last century, accelerating in the sixties.

It's not the sane people that have a deaf ear and blind eye to their activities.

It seems like it is you, with your concern about people not wearing shirts and a superior attitude blinding you.

We've been on the front lines for a long time.

Thanks for joining in.

23 posted on 08/05/2012 6:26:34 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro

Reminds me of what they have tried here in the Ozarks in the last 20-30 years.

In the mid 90’s it was called Ozarks Biosphere Reserve and then they tried again just a few years ago but just renamed it.

Guess they didn’t get the message the first few times. A search about Ozarks Biosphere or Ozarks Land grab is eye opening.


24 posted on 08/05/2012 6:56:08 PM PDT by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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To: Syncro

This is behind the elimination of “family farms” as they are bought out by large conglomerates, and melded into mega-farms, or to put it plainly “collectives”.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by pankot
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To: Syncro

The whole reason is control. It’s much easier to control the sheeple if they are in centralized FEMA camps which comprise complete cities. They are then totally dependent upon the government for heat, light, food, ..... everything!


26 posted on 08/05/2012 7:52:32 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not really. Bumbamba awakened and motivated the white devil in each of us.


27 posted on 08/05/2012 8:24:43 PM PDT by Postman (It's time again: US out of the UN. UN out of the US. Zero to follow. Make space in Kenya!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts
The socialists and urban planners have been dreaming this for decades.

UN Agenda 21.

28 posted on 08/05/2012 8:28:13 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: Mister Anderson

Exactly. BO hates Americans. Hates the fact that Americans have to freedom to choose where they want to live. He has got to go. He is so clearly un-American. I get really angry when I see Obama/Biden 12 stickers. Those people are just plain idiots.


29 posted on 08/05/2012 8:42:13 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: JimSEA

Yes, massive apartment blocks for us and palaces for BO, the Mooch, Dirty Harry, Pelosi, Rahm and all the evil Godless liberals in the USA.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: zot; Interesting Times

I heard a couple of interviews with Kurtz during my drive out here. It is something we can look forward too (sarc) during a 2nd Obasma admin. unless he is defeated.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Syncro
If you want to kill the suburbs, move all the subsidized housing projects to them. That is what killed the cities!
32 posted on 08/05/2012 8:50:33 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: RDasher
‘.....Obama has no such power to merge anything with anything.’

Not having the power and authority hasn't stopped him from doing anything else, he just writes an executive order and the eunuchs in the Republican leadership just yawn.

33 posted on 08/05/2012 8:52:59 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: GreyFriar

Democrat solution to the suburbs: confiscate all the Republicans’ houses and move swarms of inner city Democrats into them.


34 posted on 08/05/2012 9:13:02 PM PDT by zot
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To: Syncro

I bought the Kindle version yesterday and reading it ..


35 posted on 08/05/2012 9:23:35 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: Jim from C-Town
If you want to kill the suburbs, move all the subsidized housing projects to them.

That's exactly what's going on in Arizona. HUD relocation programs are moving people from the ghettos as far away as Cleveland and Detroit to vacant/foreclosed home in the metro Phoenix area. This has been going on at a very rapid pace over the last couple of years.

36 posted on 08/05/2012 9:34:11 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

How is it working out? Has the crime rate moved upward, or not?


37 posted on 08/05/2012 10:51:15 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Natural Born Citizen - born in the USA of citizen parents.)
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To: Mister Anderson

All Obama has to do is bring famine to our country and place the federal food distribution outlets where ever he wants us to go.


38 posted on 08/05/2012 10:55:57 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney, 2007)
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To: Syncro
Rein in the attitude, tough guy

I'll give it some thought Crotchety.

39 posted on 08/05/2012 11:00:24 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

LOL thanks!


40 posted on 08/05/2012 11:05:31 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro; LoneRangerMassachusetts
I wasn't talking about the roots of socialist beliefs, it's a known fact that they have been implementing their agenda from the very beginning way back in middle of the last century, accelerating in the sixties.

I suppose you remember Le Courbousier?

While the dreams of the planners you cite were a 19th Century idea akin to the "company town," this specific plan to regulate suburbia out of existence was initiated into America pursuant to the Rio Summit Agenda 21 document signed by GHWB in 1992.

Mark's First Law of Politics: Nothing big and bad goes on for very long unless BOTH sides are dirty.

41 posted on 08/05/2012 11:25:59 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Syncro
Oops, it was "Le Corbusier."

My apologies.

42 posted on 08/05/2012 11:28:29 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: Carry_Okie

LOL I was picturing courvoisier!


43 posted on 08/05/2012 11:38:02 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro

It’s not Obama. It’s what’s behind Obama. Obama has to go, but the major tools of the Left to accomplish their goals are the U.N., and a complicit establishment Political class in our government. Get rid of the U.N., and flush the Congressional bowl of the Left including the establishment RINO’s, and tear down the Leftist empire of unconstitutional Executive departments, and supporting bureaucracies, and the Left will have to come up with all new tools. Meanwhile we turn our Nation back into OUR Nation.


44 posted on 08/06/2012 3:55:21 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Syncro

BLM, Forest Service and Park Service are some of the worst on this. Those organizations are filled with idiots that have no common sense and lawyers, but I repeat myself. Example is the fight over Tombstone’s water source. Another was the Biscuit fire in Northern California a few years ago. In a wilderness area from lightening and Fed refused to allow chain saws and motor vehicles to fight it. Destroy a 500,000 acres of timber. When they wanted to use helicopter with water buckets they had to treat the water first with Clorox (18 wheeler loads) because of a reported disease in the Port Orford Cedars (which were burning).


45 posted on 08/06/2012 4:31:31 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Syncro
Sounds like something strait out of Myron Orfields Metropolitan Council in Minnesota.

That communist hack has been attempting this BS in Minneapolis for years.

46 posted on 08/06/2012 4:56:02 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Syncro

I have been thinking of this issue since I read the article on Rush and listened to Levin’s show the other night.

I was trying to think of how these policies would be implemented. The only thing that I could imagine it that the old time-honored standby: let the vandals loose to loot and pillage the countryside. Withdraw law enforcement from the rural areas that these policies would be supported to depopulate the countryside.

Only wealthy with security (read standing armies) would be able to stay in the countryside. This is becomeing more and more like 18th and 19th century England when the lands men were run off and the lands reverted to the nobility and gentry.

We are paddling way backwards folks.


47 posted on 08/06/2012 5:07:53 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Portcall24

These people are part of a larger group that wants humans controlled.


48 posted on 08/06/2012 5:18:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

I agree. And they have money to make it happen if we let them.


49 posted on 08/06/2012 5:47:22 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: RDasher

“Fortunately Obama has no such power to merge anything with anything.”

Can’t he just do it with an Executive Order?
That seems to be his MOO lately.
Constitution be damned.
And I’m sure Roberts will back him if anything goes to the SCOTUS.


50 posted on 08/06/2012 6:36:06 AM PDT by a real Sheila (no comment)
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