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If you live in the suburbs -- get too comfy.
Our next guest says the Obama administration has plans to push Americans slowly but surely out of the birds -- into the big cities.
As a means to quote spread the wealth around.
And is now -- Stanley Kurtz he's author of spreading the wealth how Obama is rob in the suburbs to pay for the city.
And this isn't based on your -- this claim this is based on something you actually saw President Obama and the administration do last week explains -- Well that's right making it looks like president Obama's plans to fight global warming are going to hurt America's suburbs.
And that's because the Obama administration believes in something called Smart growth.
Now the idea of Smart growth policies is that you should get out of your car.
Don't move to the suburbs he should live -- tiny densely packed apartment building in the city where you would walk and take public transportation don't drive.
And that's Smart growth in the -- the Obama administration is gearing up to impose these Smart growth policies on the country and that would be bad for America's suburbs.
How would they do it how ending would make us move from the suburbs to the city is most of the folks eleven -- like this summer they don't wallet in the city how would they make us do it.
-- there's several plans negative part of the ideas just to stop people from moving out to the suburbs in the first place but in the end it might it might even get some people are living in suburbs to head to the city's.
Last week the Energy Department released a series of reports that touted a new strategy.
For cutting back on carbon dioxide emissions the idea is to make all federal funding conditional.
On adherence to these Smart growth principles so let's say the federal government.
Is thinking of funding a new school or -- new highway.
Well if this idea goes through the government would say let's look at the population density got -- high population density will give -- the federal money if you don't you're not gonna get the money.
And that would start channeling new development.
Away from the suburbs and into the cities and if you think about it it's actually a way of -- distributing the wealth of the suburbs to the city.
This is an actual proposal that was put forward.
Well our report came out.
Call transportation energy futures in one of these reports floated this proposal at this stage it's.
Trial balloon I think you could say but there's another similar proposal but according to.
A news report the Obama administration is already decided on and that is that the Obama administration for the first time.
Is going to tell every agency of the federal government.
To consider carbon dioxide emissions before they give environmental approval to big projects.
And that could mean big delays big challenges maybe even the elimination.
Some say highway construction projects out into the suburbs so if you want to have that traffic congestion relieved on your suburban commute.
Or maybe opening up a new.
Area for suburban development with a highway that could be delayed and -- and possibly even blocked.
By these new regulations and that again would tend to channel development away from the suburbs and back to the city.
-- you talking here in in need your piece which was posted on national review online about how.
Yes of course this focuses in part it this this initiative that's been proposed.
Focuses in part on.
Greenhouse gas emissions and making -- -- more green and you know.
-- your carbon footprint when you live in a little 800 square foot apartment in Manhattan is much much smaller than if you live in.
You know -- 3000 square foot home in the -- that's that's clear that I could be one of the goals but you also say.
That this is about.
Wealth redistribution on a grand scale how so how how president redistribution of wealth.
Well that's what I talk about in the book -- if you go back to Obama's a whole political history if you don't realize it but he's been a big backer of this -- movement called regionalism.
The whole idea of regionalism is that there's something fundamentally unfair about the very existence of suburbs because when people about the suburbs they take their tax money with them.
And President Obama and some of the people used to work with and his political career.
Believe that that was somehow unfair to the city's so if you put in these Smart growth policies and you say it's all about carbon dioxide and global warming.
You still are channeling all that federal money which comes from all of our taxes after all into the cities and the way away from the suburbs and that's a way of -- distributing wealth.
From the suburbs to the cities and in the minds of these advocates of regionalism that Obama has always worked with this is a way of -- distributing money.
Back away from the suburbs and into the city's.
But you still -- -- some of the same crop of people so if if if you're forcing folks who live in the suburbs to eventually move back into the city are people who live in the city.
Not to move out to the suburbs it's still the same people you're not gonna change their political worldview in -- change their voting habits necessarily.
Well some people think it might -- voting habits it's unclear whether that will really happen but the point for these regional this is.
That you're stopping tax money from being taken away from the cities and put into the suburbs.
These regional -- think that there's something fundamentally unfair about that so what they first want to do.
Is get taxpayers back to the cities so that their money can go into the coffers of those city governments and not the suburban governments and maybe the politics we'll take care of itself after that.
You call -- an effort to Manhattan -- America and lot of our viewers won't like the bottom that since there's a reason they've chosen not to live in Manhattan and it's not just you know.
Lock jammed traffic at rush hour and the taxi -- in the pollution -- all that's our Mayor Bloomberg -- -- -- about.
And they don't necessarily want Iowa took to look like Manhattan but -- any event -- very interesting hearing your perspective thank you -- Thank you --
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