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I'm familiar with "gentrification". What that really means is a poor neighborhood has worked hard to become something more than a ghetto only to have big money come in and buy up the neighborhood. The taxes go up and the increased competition drives away the businesses and people that made the area desirable. The hard work that created the neighborhood only paves the way for big business to take over prime downtown real estate.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: xuenchen
From your TP source (with the racially charged headline: Obama to Regulate ‘Diversity’ in White Suburbs):
To qualify for certain funds under the regulations, cities would be required to examine patterns of segregation in neighborhoods and develop plans to address it. Those that don’t could see the funds they use to improve blighted neighborhoods disappear, critics of the rule say.
The regulations would apply to roughly 1,250 local governments.
So basically the proposed policy changes require that local governments develop plans to stop using federal grants to build ghettos and we're supposed to be upset about this why?
originally posted by: neo96
So let me get this straight.
Obama hates the rich, and wants the 'less fortunate to move in next door to them.
The kicker is making them evil richpay their 'fair share' to finance it.
I really can't stand social engineering.
Yeppers robbing from the rich so the poor gets to have a 90210 address!!
Gotta love the makings of another mortgage backed government program in the making.
The first one worked out soooo well.
originally posted by: myartisstrong
Maybe the article was talking about a 73% increase in crime in a certain area of houston. I just remember thinking damn 73%, thats a lot. Doesn't change the fact that if you take poor ghetto trash that was bred by poor ghetto trash and put them in nice areas, they will continue to act like poor ghetto trash.
originally posted by: SheopleNation
How evil of those rich folks for them not wanting to live around thugs and dope dealers. How terrible for them to not want their kids walking by crack heads and whores while on their way to school. I mean gang bangers taking over the local park is a good thing for any community. ~$heopleNation