US Cities May Have To Be Bulldozed In Order To Survive

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    US Cities May Have To Be Bulldozed In Order To Survive



    By Tom Leonard in Flint, Michigan
    Published: 6:30PM BST 12 Jun 2009

    Dozens of US cities may have entire neighbourhoods bulldozed as part of drastic "shrink to survive" proposals being considered by the Obama administration to tackle economic decline.

    The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning the land to nature.

    Local politicians believe the city must contract by as much as 40 per cent, concentrating the dwindling population and local services into a more viable area.

    The radical experiment is the brainchild of Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, which includes Flint.

    Having outlined his strategy to Barack Obama during the election campaign, Mr Kildee has now been approached by the US government and a group of charities who want him to apply what he has learnt to the rest of the country.

    Mr Kildee said he will concentrate on 50 cities, identified in a recent study by the Brookings Institution, an influential Washington think-tank, as potentially needing to shrink substantially to cope with their declining fortunes.

    Most are former industrial cities in the "rust belt" of America's Mid-West and North East. They include Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Memphis.

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    Can see the sense of it. We live about 20 minutes south of Gary, IN, once a place songs were written about. About 1/2 of the city could be flattened. The trick is people relocation and the cost of what would amount to creating a new city in many ways. Talk about class warfare suits and picking the pocket of the public purse. Look out.

    Will be interesting where the save-the-turtles-and-bugs crowd comes out. My guess is they will be all for it. And how what is increasingly being classified as a Fascist administration will spin it. Perhaps they will want to own all the problem cities in the US. Would not be surprised at all.
     
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    Maybe the government could take a lesson here.
     
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    I'm not quite sure what to think of it just yet. But I get the feeling it's going to turn into some bad eminent domain stuff... just more social engineering by our community organizer President.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
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    There are some buildings in some cities which should be torn down...most definitely.

    Possibly there should be entire neighborhoods torn down as well.
     
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    What I can't figure out is, why are they recommending bulldozing neighborhoods when America's population is growing? Doesn't that seem fishy?
     
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    Two words to look for in the wake of this looming tragedy...

    "UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES!"

    Here's the firs tthing that has to be set aside for this to happen...

    PROPERTY RIGHTS... The City of Flint doesn't own that property... so they'll have to condemn it...

    "Sounds great, who needs to see those eye soars..." Says the guy who doesn't own that property... but when they come for HIS PROPERTY... it will be TOO LATE!

    As the concept of "PROPERTY RIGHTS" will no longer be a sustainable notion... which sadly will have taken most of their (our) rights with it...

    Again... This isn't going to end well...
     
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    I agree... I have a foreboding feeling about this. I don't trust obama and his socialist, NWO, commie team of liberal shit bags any further than I could throw them. They're working on taking all our money and freedoms now, and this just looks like they're taking aim at WHERE YOU LIVE, your HOME. Not even your HOME is going to be safe from this sons a bitch. And some may say, "oh they're just bulldozing old, unused, unsafe property." Yeah well, what are you going to do when they've acquired the power to bulldoze just about anything they see fit? How about they just don't like where your house sits, and they decide it's time they bulldoze that? Are you still going to think it was a good idea to give the power to raze buildings at will to the government?

    I don't like it.
     
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