How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities

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    As many Americans do not know, in the eyes of the leftist community organizers who trained Obama, suburbs are instruments of bigotry and greed — a way of selfishly refusing to share tax money with the urban poor. Obama adopted this view early on, and he has never wavered from this ideological commitment, as a review of his actions in office goes to show.

    President Obama’s plans for a second-term include an initiative to systematically redistribute the wealth of America’s suburbs to the cities. It’s a transformative idea, and deserves to be fully aired before the election. But like a lot of his major progressive policy innovations, Obama has advanced this one stealthily–mostly through rule-making, appointment, and vague directives. Obama has worked on this project in collaboration with Mike Kruglik, one of his original community organizing mentors.
























    How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities - Forbes
     
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    Informative article. I had not heard the term regional tax base sharing before, but certainly can see it as simple redistribution.
     
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    This right here is all anyone needs to know...
     
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    That's what it is. Redistribution of wealth.
     
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    What I find interesting is that our closest city, Nashville, has a property tax rate of almost twice what we have here. Don't you think they might be able to figure out why people are moving out?
     
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    Heh - that's what RobMe and Robin are about.

    Even the dumbest rw knows that.

    Even YOU know that.
     
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    It seems one would consider that but in some cities the move is gradual to the suburbs. That's the reason I moved out of San Antonio, closer towards the Hill Country. Property taxes were almost halved.
     
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    That's how it is here. Every county surrounding Nashville has much lower rates.
     
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    This shit is unreal.
    Such ideas strike at the very heart of hard work, achievement and success.
    Take those things away plus the removal of the freedom to live where one sees fit removes all incentive to improve one's self. This is the same nonsense that crushed the USSR and continues to implode all other socialist/marxists states.
    However, several locations have tried these ideas.
    For example, Portland, OR had "smart growth" regulations. The thought there was to limit building of homes in certain areas( presumably for preservation of the close in wooded areas) but actually the idea was to prevent people from "voting with their feet". POrtland leaders seeing frustration with growing crime, increasing taxes and dissatisfaction with schools, were moving out of the central city.
    Of course the plan backfired. Because of the virtual moratorium on home construction, a housing shortage was created. Home prices skyrocketed and long with that taxes. MIddle call people could no longer afford to live there. So middle and low income people were forced to move to far flung suburbs.
    The other more popular method is annexation.
    Most states require "voluntary annexation". This type requires the consent of a majority of property owners in the targeted area.
    Some states, allow "involuntary annexation". This type requires only permission from the state. There are few requirements. In either case the theory was to prevent erosion of the tax base, cities could simply "reach out and grab" residents that had moved out to close in suburbs.
    In most northern and midwestern states, the township system exists where boundaries are already set and thus it is impossible for cities to change their boundaries.
    This is most likely where Obama and his cronies got the idea that suburbs were evil.
    The federal government has to far over reach is Constitutional authority to accomplish what is described in the article.
    But with Obama's propensity to "do exactly as he pleases" I guess anything is possible.
     
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    Robbing the burbs to pay for the cities?
    They are building a big arena downtown?
     

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