Skip to comments.LA To Receive Up To $500M As White House ‘Promise Zone’
Posted on 01/08/2014 1:02:32 PM PST by BenLurkin
The city of Los Angeles could receive as much as $500 million in grant money over the next decade under a federal program to fight poverty and improve quality of life, according to reports.
Under the Promise Zone initiative, LA and four other regions across the United States have been selected as part of the Obama Administrations plan to combat high poverty in American communities, White House officials announced Wednesday.
The initiative, which was first announced in President Obamas 2013 State of the Union speech, is designed to bolster partnerships between local businesses and their community to create jobs, increase economic security, expand access to educational opportunities and quality, affordable housing and improve public safety, according to a statement.
KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports five specific neighborhoods will be eligible to receive federal funds: Pico-Union, Westlake, Hollywood, East Hollywood, and Koreatown, which all share ethnically diverse and economically challenged demographics.
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Just more graft
Sounds like he snaked that from Herman Cain—Opportunity Zones. 909 as opposed to 999
And the “Promise Zone” winners are:
San Antonio, Texas; Philadelphia; Los Angeles; Southeastern Kentucky; and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Import millions of poor Mexicans, subsidize them with federal taxpayers money, register them to vote as Democrats, rinse, repeat.
Just more payback to Obama’s peeps in the hood!
didn’t Philadelphia vote for him 109% already? why does he need to buy more votes there?
Just think: Solyndra, one company, appx 1200 employees, received $535 MM in a grant, all at one time for their scam.
LA will rec $500 over ten years. $50 million a year. That ain’t spit. Especially when a maximum of 20% of it will actually go to anything of civic value and not be stolen.
Love how our money is spent. I think that $6.50 per resident will go a long, long way towards helping the underpriveleged. Illegals.
Doesn’t look like those towns will help black people as much as other people of color and even at that, it is business that will gain the most.
Yeah he’s taking the free market ideas of Herman Cain, Rand Paul, and Jack Kemp and turning them into taxpayer funded money handouts.
LOL! Create and exacerbate poverty for 5 years and rain money on the areas you’ve wiped out. What is the demographic breakdown by race in these areas?
What is the demographic breakdown by citizenship.
That is the question.
While many here brand liberals as “stupid”, I’d bet that each of these 5 Promise Zones has a carefully calculated purpose. If not vote buying, then crony payoffs.
nothing but another handout.
When did Congress pass this??
That's an artifact of a past age.
Now Caliph Baraq dispenses gravy as he sees fit.
San Antonio has the lovely Castro brothers. /gag
Rand Paul speaking in Detroit on a free market idea to help Detroit and other cities to bail themselves out.
There’s some weed and doritos libertarian stuff at the end but the economic stuff is sound “Economic freedom zones”. It all needs to go national for everyone but the economically devastated areas are where they can be proven.
Walkin’ around money?
Promise Zone my a**. “Promise to vote for me” zone more likely. The DIMs/LIBs couldn’t figure out how to “make jobs” if they had to under the penalty of death if they failed.
listen later: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hZqoxmyow8
Make the “promise”, and take it away in 3 years. Help LA accelerate down the tubes.
The voters are stupid—the leaders are not.
Another promise zone is south east Kentucky where Raylen lives.
That is coal country, destroyed by the Obama anti coal initiatives. I guess there are still a few unemployedUnited Mine Workers there that will get the money
Trumka ya know needs more payoff
If Obama believed there was any chance that his Promise Zone handouts would create any measurable improvement, he would have named them ObamaZones.
Los Angeles is being destroyed by three sets of bad Democratic economic policies — from Washington, the California state government, and the Los Angeles city government; so it has little chance of avoiding the fate of Detroit, which is to inevitably turn into a pile of rubble pretending to be a city.
It’s his own stash. Shouldn’t he be able to do with it as he wants? More minutes and data plans for the ObamaFones!
Probably funding from Bloomberg, who is on his way out there to reform LA the same as he did NYC.
Perhaps the dems want L.A. to look like a “model city” by the time Villaraigosa tries to run for CA Governor, Pres or VP so his opponents (us) can’t point to it.
Welcome to the Promise Zone.
Where billions of dollars go to be flushed down the liberal toilet.
Little carts to hold bags of oranges on freeway exits and covered benches for big box store parking lots.
They were saying yesterday that there 3 unemployed applicants for each new job opening -- great idea import more unemployed applicants.
The best way to combat poverty is to pile up dead socialists and communists like cordwood along the side of the road, from sea to shining sea.
So who GUVES. Him the money for this....Boehner? (republicans?)
Indeed he is, he seems to be threatened by their proposals, and all the while claiming the Republicans have not plans.
Obama is terrified of people being able to help themselves.
I agree. And for the record, the weed and doritos stuff doesn’t bother me. Most conservatives are of a libertarian bent, and we have so much more in common with the libertarians than with liberals or progressives. I can see lots of room for compromise on the weed issue. We have more serious fish to fry in the country right now.
1. 40% of all workers in L. A. County ( L. A. County has 10.2 million people) are working for cash and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants working without a green card.
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8 Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in L. A. are Spanish speaking.
10. In L.. A. County 5.1 million people speak English, 3.9 million speak Spanish.. (There are 10.2 million people in L. A. County ..)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States ‘annual population growth(and over 90% of California , Florida , and New York ) results from immigration.
29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens .