Today let’s talk about community and neighborhood diversity. The community, or town that I live in is not a “high income family” community, but does have some upper income families that are doctors, lawyers, judges, entrepreneur’s, and the like. Those families live in high-end or “gated” neighborhoods in our town. Their homes are expensive; too expensive for my modest income. I don’t live in their neighborhoods because I simply cannot afford to. I live in a neighborhood that is diverse with regards to race, ethnicity, and lifestyle. We all work hard for a living, and appreciate what we work for.
As with any controversial idea Obama has, he must use Executive Authority to make it happen. This is because if taken to vote in a proposed bill it would fail the vote. Our socialist POTUS Obama seems to think that if he gives his low-income, and minority brothers and sisters a tax and income incentive in the name of diversity they will be able to move into these high-end neighborhoods. He might even think that they would be able to move into a middle-class neighborhood like the one I live in.
As with ALL of Obama’s ideas this one is also manifested out of ignorance. This is because he has never had to truly live, or work in the “real world”, and make a real living. There are economic factors, social factors, and infrastructural factors to consider here. A person can be moved from the ghetto to a nice neighborhood but that doesn’t mean they can afford to stay there. If they are already living in subsidized housing, then how can they possibly afford to live in higher-cost housing? This simply doesn’t make any sense.
First let’s discuss the economic factors. If the government gave me a subsidy to live in a high-end neighborhood I still would not be able to afford the taxes, maintenance, the upkeep of the property, or the neighborhood association fees that the neighborhood has.
Second let’s discuss the social factors. Let’s say the government gives me a tax break for the property, pays my association fees, and even pays my maintenance costs in part. This would absolutely create an atmosphere of animosity from those that are not a minority or low-income because they must pay the full cost of living in the neighborhood. Wars have been fought over less trivial matters.
Third let’s talk about the infrastructure. If some are getting a tax incentive to live there then who is paying for the roads, bridges, schools, ambulance services, and law enforcement? Eventually these things will suffer in large part because the revenue needed to support them would not be there. If we think that the federal or state governments are going to support the diversification effort that much we must be stoned. That would cost multiple trillions of dollars. It’s not going to happen. This only leaves; again, those that get no subsidy, those that pay the full cost of living in the higher-cost neighborhood. They must take on the burden of infrastructural upkeep. This again makes for unhappy neighbors. Nobody likes a freeloader.
The ignorant POTUS never thinks anything through thoroughly. He hears a really cool socialist idea, and immediately thinks it will work. Nothing he has ever done while in any office of government has EVER worked! What a crappy track record! I’m so glad he’s on his way out the white house door! He is, by far the absolute worst POTUS we have EVER had!
Have a nice day folks!