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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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
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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To: RDasher

Exactly what I was thinking. Those are local level and state decisions. I’d like to see him try that with the Southeast Houston suburbs.... Lol. I took my homeschooled 12 year old to the local outwent to the counter to check out like 6 books or so...They were ALL about guns. He loves them. I thought nothing of his selections until he set them on the counter and I had a little moment of uh oh, will this woman freak out and scold him or flag his name for future reference? But, silly me, I’m in Texas. I should have known better. She (about 70ish) got so excited, telling him how great one of the books were and then told him all about how she loved to go to the firing range, etc. Hahaha.... She told him next he came back she could show him some more really good books on guns. That’s when I knew there is hope in the world after all...


51 posted on 08/06/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: moder_ator

Holy crap. Moderator, PLEASE delete my previous comment...I dropped my phone and inadvertently highlighted and deleted some of the text and hit post at the same time and it sounds like a babbling fool... Please please delete it :o(


52 posted on 08/06/2012 7:37:33 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: John Valentine
“I really can’t stand people with big ideas on how to make “society” (us) better.”

I feel exactly the same way. They got it all figured out. Where you live, when you get up, your morning exercise and hygiene, what you wear, what you have for breakfast, where you work, how you get there, lunch, dinner, your evening news briefing and entertainment, how and when you have sex, and when you go to bed. All planned. By masterminds. Life is just one long luxury cruise. Except you can never get off the ship.

53 posted on 08/06/2012 7:57:16 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Watch for cultures and groups within the country who are independent and self reliant to come under scrutiny and attack. this is especially true if they answer to a higher authority than human government authority. Mormons, Amish, and some other groups come to mind.


54 posted on 08/06/2012 8:32:50 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Syncro

I have come to the conclusion that the suburbs may be the safest place to be if and when SHTF. That is, an organized suburban neighborhood with a good communication system in place. I can see where a cul-de-sac in a nice area where all the residents on the street are working together could be ideal.

I used to have the romantic vision of a secluded place in the boonies somewhere. That is naive of me, I now realize.


55 posted on 08/06/2012 8:42:15 AM PDT by CPO retired
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To: Jim from C-Town

And the states are free to ignore his EO. They do not reach down to states.


56 posted on 08/06/2012 9:54:17 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Jim from C-Town

And the states are free to ignore his EO. They do not reach down to states.


57 posted on 08/06/2012 9:54:52 AM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: Chickensoup

The goal has been to recreate landed elite for sometime now. It is part of the cycle of history.


58 posted on 08/06/2012 10:13:32 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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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 is exactly what California Welfare does. Why live in the cities where the cost of living is higher, when you can move to the Rural areas and live where people go to retire. Now in the ski resorts areas, California has crack head slums being supported by the dole. Then they closed logging and mining and farming off. Instant collapse of the rural areas. Once higher than average employment, now 40% unemployed. You want to work for a living move to the city, you want to retire on drugs, get welfare and move to the country.

59 posted on 08/06/2012 10:44:01 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Syncro

The Arcology of Todos Santos.


60 posted on 08/06/2012 5:23:13 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Obamaid has to go.)
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To: RDasher
Fortunately Obama has no such power to merge anything with anything.

Unfortunately, he does have the power of voter fraud and his voter base (those on welfare and food stamps etc, plus the illegal alien criminal invading colonist vote, not to mention ACORN)

And the Chicago Democrat Mob Gangster Political Machine.

61 posted on 08/07/2012 9:01:49 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Biggirl
Will backfire very big time.

Yea, but we have to fight hard to pull that off.

62 posted on 08/07/2012 9:03:57 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Great! Good to see Rush weighed in.

He does have people scouring FR 24/7


63 posted on 08/07/2012 9:04:57 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: texican01

Geat you read the book, texican!

Yup, only CONSERVATIVES should be voted for.

That’s what the Tea Party is all about.


64 posted on 08/07/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: JimSEA

Heck, there are numerous massive apartment blocks in our cities, with more being built daily.

They are like giant corrals


65 posted on 08/07/2012 9:11:54 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: CARDINALRULES
It's amazing all the posts corroborating this story from personal experience
66 posted on 08/07/2012 9:13:15 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: pankot

Yes, and in the California Central Valley (America’s Breadbasket) they continue to limit the water available to keep the crops coming in.

They have a little smelly smelt fish ( a sham, the EPA needs to be shut down before they completely destroy the environment) they have to protect, to heck with feeding humans!


67 posted on 08/07/2012 9:16:48 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Portcall24

The EPA is determined to ruin the enviroment, with the help of BLM, Forest Service and Park Service. And the democrats, which must snuggle up to the EPA to get their support.


68 posted on 08/07/2012 9:39:57 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: EGPWS
Thanks for the info.

I'm in Minneapolis right now, getting ready to drive to WI

Tuesday, August 7th
2:00-2:45 PM – La Crosse, WI – Northside Oktoberfest Grounds at Copeland Park – 1130 Copeland Park Dr, La Crosse, WI 54603

5:30-6:15 PM – Eau Claire, WI – Parking Lot at 2312 N Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona, WI 54720

69 posted on 08/07/2012 9:47:15 AM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead- [MSM].....LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!)
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To: Syncro; All

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NEW ACTION THREAD:
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Post 128 of the Action Thread is a summary of the history of Agenda 21, “what they are doing”, “what to do about it” and a good bibliography for further reading.


70 posted on 08/11/2012 8:43:40 AM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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