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  • Why poverty is skyrocketing in the suburbs

    07/05/2017 5:07:29 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03 July 2017 | Dwyer Gunn
    If you were to ask a group of Americans to pinpoint poverty in this country, a good many would tell you you to turn a watchful eye to the inner-city blocks. Perhaps others would suggest you look at the isolated valleys of rural Appalachian coal mining towns. But few would point you to the suburbs, our country's neatly manicured, leafy green mazes of driveways and cul-de-sacs. That's a shame; it's this very misperception that makes the issue so pernicious. In recent decades, the number of suburbanites living in poverty has increased at an alarming clip. In 1990, there were 9.5...
  • Obama, Gates Work to Dissolve Suburban School Districts

    12/08/2016 9:27:44 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Stanley Kurtz
    AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing), President Obama’s most radical regulation, continues to go virtually unmentioned in the campaign. You might think a policy that allows big cities to swallow up and control surrounding suburbs would be widely debated and discussed, especially in an election where the suburbs hold the balance of power. Instead, both presidential candidates make a point of avoiding the issue. Meanwhile, it’s become increasingly clear that AFFH is about a great deal more than housing. In truth, this sweepingly transformative regulation creates levers by which the feds can reach into almost every aspect of local government. In...
  • Suburbs House More Poor Americans Than 'Inner-Cities'

    10/24/2016 8:24:54 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 October 2016 | Safia Samee Ali
    Though Republican candidate Donald Trump has used the term "inner-city" to exemplify poverty, "lost opportunity" and "hell," the reality is that majority of America's poor aren't in inner-cities. They live in the suburbs. "Between 2000 and 2011, the number of poor residents in the suburbs of the nation's largest metropolitan areas grew by 64 percent — more than twice the growth rate in cities," the report found. "For the first time, suburbs became home to more poor residents than America's big cities. Today, one in three poor Americans — about 16.4 million people — lives in the suburbs." While there...
  • 'I feel like a prisoner': Ohio woman says she's trapped in her home by 'aggressive deer who [tr]

    06/09/2016 12:32:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 9, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    An Ohio woman says she feels like a 'prisoner' in her home because a deer has been attacking her outside. Cindy Frost said that she's called police about the doe and asked for assistance in walking her dogs near her suburban Cleveland home located in Mentor-on-the-Lake. 'I feel like I'm a prisoner,' she told WJW. 'I can't take my dogs out for a walk. 'I can't even walk down to the end of my property and when I go to my car I'm looking all around.'
  • Highway construction dollars, local police protection clash

    03/29/2016 11:09:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    The Carlisle Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2016 | Marc Levy (AP)
    Call it Pennsylvania’s highway robbery. A pot of money from a huge increase in fuel taxes and motorist fees under a 2013 law designed to shore up Pennsylvania’s highways and bridges is not so huge anymore, as a growing amount is getting diverted to the Pennsylvania State Police. Now, alarmed transportation planners, construction firms and engineers are looking at 12-year Department of Transportation projections that show a fattening state police budget consuming more dollars for construction projects. Lawmakers are taking notice, too.
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • This is how the suburbs die

    03/01/2016 10:15:16 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 83 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/21/206 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    In 1974, corporate behemoth GE moved its headquarters from Manhattan to the suburban Fairfield, Connecticut. Last week, it announced that it was leaving Fairfield for Boston's waterfront district. And as GE goes, it has people wondering whether the suburbs are going to lose their economic lifeblood. Mad Men reminded us that mid-century advertising executives worked in the heart of Manhattan, but slowly began their retreat to the burbs as crime exploded in New York City. The corporate offices followed them and their growing families in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Housing policies still pin poor in Baltimore, but some escape to suburbs

    12/18/2015 6:28:15 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 12/15/15
    Danielle Hill has a secret, one she shares with dozens of other residents of Baltimore public housing. It goes like this: They don't live in the city. Instead, they live in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard counties, in houses purchased by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. Thousands more have moved to the counties with special rent subsidies in a companion program. Hill's family is among nearly 10,000 black women and children who have moved into overwhelmingly white, prosperous suburbs through a court-ordered relocation program designed to combat the intense inner-city segregation and poverty forged by decades of discrimination....
  • Giuliani: Social Issues Making GOP Lose The Suburbs

    10/13/2015 10:17:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 13, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said in the general election the Republican Party needed to focus on the economy and national security and avoid the social issues, which he argued would cost the party politically.
  • Obama unveils plan and rules to 'diversify' white suburbs

    07/20/2015 7:18:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    WND ^ | 07/20/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The president who pledged to transform America has picked his next target in the country’s makeover: the suburbs. Obama the Utopian hopes to use both the federal Treasury and the federal club to coax Americans into neighborhoods planned by bureaucrats to perfectly reflect the nation’s diversity. The Obama administration’s long-awaited new housing regulations came out Wednesday giving the federal government more tools to make sure neighborhoods around the nation aren’t developed and populated in racially segregated manners. The rules, issued under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, are supposed to put a stop to “segregated living patterns” and “racially...
  • Big 3 broadcast nets deep-six Obama's suburb-busting plan

    07/14/2015 9:55:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-14-15 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat-Media Complex have just told us what they fear the most as an issue in the 2016 election: President Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” suburbia (as explained today by Jeannie DeAngelis). This is an issue that literally hits voters where they live, by using the denial of federal funding to override local control and force communities to provide low-income housing distributed to approved minority groups. Investor’s Business Daily reports that all three broadcast networks ignored the story that affects their viewers more directly than almost any other issue. The Big Three news networks all punted on covering one of...
  • NETWORKS MUM on Obama’s Radical Plan to Build Housing Projects in Wealthy Suburbs

    07/09/2015 7:15:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/08/15 | Jim Hoft
    Author Stanley Kurtz argued in his book Spreading The Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For the Cites that Barack Obama’s grand socialist plan included redistributing wealth from American suburbs to the inner city. Obama passed regulations in 2013 to force suburban neighborhoods with no record of housing discrimination to build more public housing targeted to ethnic and racial minorities. According to Kurtz, the underlying thrust of the rule change was to force racial and ethnic diversity on the suburbs: The new HUD rule is really about changing the way Americans live. It is part of a...
  • HUD War Against the Suburbs

    06/18/2015 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Fay
    GOPUSA ^ | June 17, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Politically correct propaganda has invaded our collective conscious with terms that somehow make what was once thought of as abnormal now seem normal. Along with this new jargon comes a new rationale that is irrational to many who persist in living in the real world. Unfortunately, often the realists have remained silent – indifferent to or intimidated by the name-calling of those claiming to be tolerant. And so the topsy-turvy world that once was America has now become a land where free speech is only afforded to those with loud voices who have a national platform and embrace liberal ideologies....
  • The Obama Administration Launches A War On The Suburbs

    06/17/2015 10:49:02 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 62 replies
    Investors.Com ^ | 06/16/2015 05:56 PM ET | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can't afford to live there. Westchester County, N.Y., has struggled since 2009 under a plan by a federal monitor to compel the county to comply with HUD's demands for multiunit affordable housing in expensive areas. Hillary Clinton claims to be a warrior against inequality. But her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, an upscale Westchester village that one resident describes as "a little piece...
  • Obama Winning War on Suburbs- US Apartment Construction Soars, Home Ownership Tanks to 20-Yr Low

    04/23/2015 9:55:57 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Covert scheme to cram us all into socialist cities and  'compact' America along Euro lines moving along briskly... Our disingenuous, hyper-left president's myriad hidden agendas are hard to keep track of sometimes, but one that caught my eye a couple years back was betrayed in a 2012 book by Stanley Kurtz: Obama aims to destroy the famed American suburban lifestyle, cram us all into tight city neighborhoods, spike the price of gas/taxes, put us in 30-mi-range electric cars, etc. The idea is to end urban sprawl while mixing cities and suburbs into one tighter, mediocre mix. Like court-ordered bussing destroyed schools...
  • Suburbs and the New American Poverty

    01/08/2015 12:12:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Alana Semuels
    More people with low incomes now live outside of cities, and some areas are ill-equipped to deal with the influx of the poor. NORCROSS, Ga.—Every weekday around 3:15 p.m., a big, yellow school bus stops on Pelican Drive outside Norcross Extended Stay, near the intersection with Best Friend Drive. Dozens of children file out, carrying their heavy backpacks away from the Wendy’s and the AutoZone, towards the cluster of aging three-story yellow buildings where they live. Some are met by waiting parents, others trek by themselves to the shabby motel rooms, marching past broken-down cars, their tires flat, scattered around...
  • HEALTH, HAPPINESS, AND HIGH DENSITY LIVING

    01/04/2015 5:30:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/19/2013 | by Tony Recsei
    The proponents of currently fashionable planning doctrines favouring density promulgate a variety of baseless assertions to support their beliefs. These doctrines, which they group under the label of “Smart Growth”, claim, among other things, that from a health and sustainability perspective, the need to increase population densities is imperative. With regard to health these high-density advocates have seized upon the obesity epidemic as a reason to advocate squeezing the population into high-density. This is based on a supposition that living in higher densities promotes greater physical activity and thus lower levels of obesity. They quote studies that show associations between...
  • This is Obama's War on the Suburbs

    07/15/2014 10:59:37 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 7-15-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, as an adjunct, or a continuation of the discussion just now on the polling data, the Washington Post/ABC News showing how bad it is for the Republicans, the way they're handling the immigration crisis on the Southern border. I had a sound bite yesterday from the governor of Nebraska and I did not get to it, and I could shoot myself for not getting to it. I don't need it now, too late now. It's my bad. But I can tell you what it was about. The governor of Nebraska was livid when he found out...
  • Obama will wait until after election to impose his vision of how we should live

    05/28/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    Powerline ^ | 5-28-14 | Paul Mirengoff
    I wrote here and here about the Obama administration’s proposed rule on “affirmatively furthering fair housing” (AFFH), an attempt to dictate how we shall live. In essence, President Obama seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. The proposed AFFH rule, issued last July, was expected to be finalized by the end of last year. But the year ended with no further action. 2014 was supposed to be the year Obama’s “year of action” — the...
  • Companies Say Goodbye to the 'Burbs

    12/06/2013 2:37:32 PM PST · by qaz123 · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 06Dec13 | Lauren Weber
    When Motorola Mobility lined up a Silicon Valley candidate a few months ago for a VP-level role, the phone maker was hopeful he'd accept. After all, the company offered the chance to develop products at a subsidiary of Google Inc. The engineer declined. His reason: the prospect of relocating to Libertyville, Ill., about 35 miles from downtown Chicago, said Scott Sullivan, Motorola's head of human resources.