As former President Donald Trump repeatedly warned would happen if the Democrats took control of the White House, President Biden has now rolled out a radical plan that will wreck American suburban life with the heavy boot of federal government fanatics who want to destroy the singly family zoning. Hidden inside a massive infrastructure bill announced at the end of March, President Biden is asking Congress for $213 billion in federal housing funding, billions of dollars of which will be used to bribe local authorities into abolishing the suburbs. If enacted, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will become one of the most powerful agencies in the world and soon usher in the destruction of suburban America as we know it.
In August 2020, President Trump and then Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Ben Carson warned in the Wall Street Journal that “a relentless push for more high-density housing in single-family residential neighborhoods has become the mainstream goal of the left” noting that the “Biden-Sanders unity platform calls for reimposing the Obama-Biden dystopian vision of building low-income housing units next to your suburban house.” Trump and Carson argued against these reckless densification efforts saying:
“America was founded on liberty and independence, not government coercion, domination, and control. It would be a terrible mistake to put the federal government in charge of local decisions—from zoning and planning to schools. Our Founders understood this was the path to tyranny.”
Leftist corporate media organizations balked at statements like this at the time with the Associated Press claiming: “That’s a false account of what Biden supports.” Another CNN “fact-check” called Trump’s claims “racially coded nonsense.” But all the media had to do was scroll through the Biden campaign website and Biden-Sanders “unity” platform to see that President Trump was right. The socialist “unity” platform explicitly demands the restoration of the Obama-Biden Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, a 377-page behemoth that turned the Department of Housing and Urban Development into a national zoning agency allowing central planners in D.C. to determine the density and makeup of local neighborhoods across the country by conditioning federal funding to build new playgrounds, construct homeless shelters, and set up affordable housing units on localities complete submission to the whims of Washington bureaucrats.
The Biden campaign website also called single-family zoning “exclusionary” and discussed the “need to eliminate exclusionary zoning policies and other local regulations that contribute to sprawl.” The campaign website vowed that “[a]s President, Biden will enact legislation requiring any state receiving federal dollars through the Community Development Block Grants or Surface Transportation Block Grants to develop a strategy for inclusionary zoning[.]” A study by the Opportunity Solutions Project found that this plan was essentially an extortion strategy that presented local communities with an impossible choice: tear your suburbs apart or say goodbye to $12 billion in federal infrastructure funds for roads, bridges, and highways. Under Biden’s campaign proposal, Michigan suburbs would lose $1.2 billion, Ohio suburbs would lose $1.5 billion, Pennsylvania suburbs would lose $1.9 billion, and Florida suburbs would lose $2.1 billion if they did not surrender to the federal government’s zoning edicts.
At numerous rallies throughout the 2020 election season, President Trump issued a clarion call to defend against radical Democrat rezoning attempts that would ruin what 8 out of 10 Americans claim is the cornerstone of their American Dream: ownership of a single-family home.
Now, less than three months into the new Democrat administration, the Biden White House has issued an all-out declaration of war against the basic building block of the suburbs: single family zoning.
First, the Biden administration has moved to review President Trump’s “Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice” rule taking the first step toward reinstating the oppressive Obama era AFFH regulation, thereby allowing the federal government to control local zoning regulations and force neighborhoods to build thousands of high-density apartments in suburban backyards.
Second, as a key element of the Democrats’ infrastructure plan, Biden officials are proposing a $213 billion housing boondoggle, conditioning billions of dollars in federal funding on eliminating what they call “exclusionary” zoning, a derogatory synonym for single-family zoning. The infrastructure fact sheet released by the White House literally pressures Congress to “eliminate exclusionary zoning” including “prohibitions on multifamily housing.” If Biden, the Democrats, and their developer allies get their way, there will be nothing stopping single family suburban neighborhoods from being bulldozed to make way for high-density apartment buildings and low-income housing units. The ultimate result will be the Manhattanizing of the suburbs and an end to local control over neighborhoods.
As President Trump and Secretary Carson noted in their op-ed last year, one need only look to Hillary Clinton’s backyard in Westchester County, New York to witness the kind of suburb destruction that the Biden administration is planning. There, according to Trump and Carson, “[f]or eight years under Obama-Biden, HUD pressured Westchester County, N.Y., to change its zoning rules… HUD used the threat of withholding federal money to pressure it to raise property taxes and build nearly 11,000 low-income, high-density apartments.”
To justify its reckless actions, the Obama-Biden administration declared that Hillary Clinton’s neighborhood was racist and discriminatory because it was zoned for single family homes. Today, the Biden administration is using the same excuse in an attempt to consolidate federal control over all of the nation’s suburbs.
But it is the Biden administration’s views concerning the racial composition of the suburbs that are stuck in the Jim Crow era. Since 2010, America’s suburbs have been home to majorities of Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans as well as immigrants. Even the Democrat think tank, the Brookings Institution, has noted that “[m]inorities represent 35 percent of suburban residents, similar to their share of overall U.S. population.” Renowned demographer Joel Kotkin affirmed this point noting that: “If single-family homes are inherently racist, then so are many minorities. Since 2000, the vast majority of African-American, Latino and Asian growth has been in suburban and exurban areas, while core cities, like Chicago, have seen a significant black flight to the suburbs.”
Further, the suburbs did not become America’s melting pot due to top down one size fits all Washington style bureaucratic mandates. Economic freedom and opportunity in addition to hard work and increased middle-class prosperity have caused Americans of all races to be able to move into the suburbs organically. Fundamentally, the suburbs are diverse because people of every race, color, and creed share the universal aspiration of owning a single-family home. It is an essential element of nearly everyone’s American Dream.
Americans move to the suburbs and choose to own single-family homes because that setting provides a great place to form families and raise children, to get access to high quality schools, to get away from the congestion and crime of dense urban cores, to have room to throw the football and play with a dog in the backyard, to actually be able to drive a car rather than be forced to take public transportation and to store up wealth in home equity that can be passed on to the next generation. That is why the suburbs and exurbs are home to nearly 90% of seniors and home equity accounts for up to nearly half of the median retiree’s net worth.
All of these aspects of the suburban way of life – cars, kids, single family houses, and middle-class wealth – terrify Democrats who have fast become the party of climate extremism, big developer interests, socialists, and woke critical race theorists. As the radical social reengineering plan that the Biden White House is trying to sell as an “infrastructure bill” demonstrates, Democrats dream of densely populated cities and suburbs with stack and pack apartments and detest sprawling neighborhoods with single family houses. Democrats oppose homeownership and endorse public housing and rentership. Democrats hope to coerce people out of their cars through mileage taxes to push them onto a high-speed rail. Ultimately, Democrats seek to control where and how Americans live.
President Trump was right when he said that: “America’s suburbs are a shining example of the American Dream, where people can live in their own homes, in safe, pleasant neighborhoods.” He was also right when he said that: “The left wants to take that American dream away from you.”
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So when are they going to charge the whole administration for treason and start arresting these crooks?? They are ruining our country and they need to go ASAP!!!!
Yep. It just keeps on getting better and better. ????
High-speed rail is an outrageous attempt at expanding the defunct, inefficient and overly expensive AMTRACK government takeover of private mass transportation. Subways work well in densely populated cities. Nobody commutes 150 miles a day to work (The ONLY reason for high-speed rail). NOBODY wants to take the train to ride that far to shop once or twice a year.
We don’t need Washington smart-Aleks deciding how our cities should be zoned. People work long and hard to afford to move out of apartments and into their own homes. It’s a move away from noise, crowding, violence and congestion. Before Congress and the Senate busy themselves adjusting our living conditions they should ALL FIRST move out of their single-family dwellings and into high-rises demonstrating their seriousness and depth of conviction. THEN, follow the mass exodus with statistical evidence that violence, murder, assault and slumming don’t follow their chosen change.
It’s time to get this administration outta here. We cannot wait until 2022. Democrats, I advise you to rethink what you are doing. If I were you, I would be very afraid when it comes time to meet or maker.
Keep praying Reps…..we will win!
If the middle class is eliminated so will be our freedoms. The ruling elites want all Americans to be below the poverty level. Then they r easier to control. The ruling class also don’t want an educated population and I was a teacher. I had a young man figure out that because of the lies told 2 him by migrant Ed. They told him no matter how bad his grades were he could go 2 college. He thanked me 4 caring about him and telling the truth then went home and took his life.
He could still have applied himself and learned. Why didn’t he? All he had to do was ask?
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, like all other federal alphabet agencies, needs to be eliminated. And why is the federal government wasting my tax dollars by spending billions upon billions on a handful of suburbs? Kick the feds out! This is one of the many things that are the exclusive purview of the states.
PresidentTrump said many very important things, but his employees and Department Administrators continued the Big Government plan even during his Administration. I am almost 80 and live less than ten miles from where I was born. The country I was born into no longer exists. There are huge suburban housing developments, and they are more than 90 percent black. All of the politicians are black. Racism is not a factor in what has happened and is going to happen, in this community. These are upper-middle-class neighborhoods. Recently I have noticed Hispanics moving into these neighborhoods. Where there was vacant land near a large single-family community they are now building multi-family apartments and condos. I have attended zoning meetings where the property owners voiced their opposition to the added traffic and crime these developments would bring. Our Government is moving illegals all over this country. Welfare money is paying to move a lower-class resident into these neighborhoods. We have allowed a cancer to destroy our once great nation. There will be no recovery.
Yes, President Trump was right. He was right about everything. The problem is that now that sleepy-cheater Joe is in the WH there is no way to get him out. No one seems to have the cojones to actually DO anything. I just hope the election laws they are changing are enough to get things switched around for ’22 and THEN we can get everything back, INCLUDING the WH in ’24.
Bonnie needs professional help… She cant tell fantasy from reality…
Once again President Trump hit this dead on. Biden and the swamp crowd are trouble for us. Like a cancer or a wart……MUST be REMOVED!
We need a military coup d’état and Michael Flynn should step in the White House and he can re-appoint our great president in place and he should take VP
Leave my country because a real democracy is no place 4 U
You mean you miss your LIAR and chief?
Our government leaders have failed us. So things can only get better. RIGHT ?
Our government leaders have failed us but succeeded in their power grab. I remember in the old days when a government employee was a servant to the people. Now that has reversed to the point that the people are slaves to the government. The Communists have worked from the bottom up and have installed agitators (Obama, Biden, Harris, AOC, Stacy Abrams, and thousands more) whose plan was to destroy the U.S. Constitution and the country it protects. Things are not going to get better.
Maybe some high-rise development next to Obama’s $42 Million home on Martha’s Vineyard would be a good idea.
Without an honest, unbiased press or media outlet, We the People, speaking directly with other Real Citizens is the only way to expose the failed,anti American Democrat lies and illegal government action.
ALL of it must be exposed and talked about with everyone.
In 2022, throw out EVERY democrat traitor on the ballot.
Time for Citizens to take back America!
Good idea, except that the Democrats got where they are by having more votes than us (however they did that . . .) and continue to gain ground by giving away free stuff to anyone who will vote for them.
That’s why there is a crisis at the border.
The ONLY way to take back America is for Americans to use their 2nd Amendment. The “ballot” is of little use with the current laws and will be worthless if the Democrats/Communists pass current legislation giving the federal government control of elections. Well over 50 percent of Americans(?) receive “free stuff” from the Government. When America was a real country only property owners had the vote.
U know NOTHING about the USA… Trump loves the poorly educated and thats wear U shine
LOL, U dont know what the word lie even means… U love to lie and be lied to but U still dont know what that means
IT WAS OBAMINATION THAT WANTED TO DESTROY THE MIDDLE INCOME FAMILYS, WHICH WAS HIS FATHERS DREAM, THAT HE COULD NOT ACCOMPLISH!!! NOW PREMIERE BIDEN IS TRYING TO DO IT AND IF THESE COMMIE BASTARDS IN THE NEW COMMUNIST PARTY GET THIS PASSED THEY WILL FINALLY PUT THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN . WHERE ARE THE REPUBLI-RATS, THEY SHOULD BE SCREAMING TO THE TOP OF THEIR VOICES TO STOP THIS ILLEGAL MOVE ON AMERICAN FAMILIES !! WAKE UP AMERICA THIS IS GOING TO EFFECT EVERY SINGLE FAMILY DEMO-COMMIE, REPUBLI-RAT AND INDEPENDENT !!! VIETNAM VET 67-68
Maybe a good Vet old age home for senility can help U
Don’t ever forget about what has happened since 2016. The American citizens are literally at war with this illegal regime. How long will Americans put up with lieing self serving politicians and communists news organizations. Even the alphabet orgs are not working for Americans.
Patriots are being held in FEMA Camps and jails without charges, today. When they come to your door what are you going to do?
Just because you cant spell, that doesn’t mean that you’re not part of Trump’s poorly educated fooled all the time clan huh?
Well, this is an Obama – Biden dream. This is a CRAZY dream and NOT a good one for America. Children will no longer be able to play outside if this happens, you and I both know this! Where does most of the violence occur in federal housing and now they want to bring that to the suburbs. How shameful and destructive…nothing positive for America not with the Biden administration!
They need everyone that is left after the vaccines terminate many lives to have the remainder housing in tight fitting neighborhoods where they are more easily controlled and manipulated. All I can ask is where are the snipers.
Looking for ammo. Our military is being vetted and patriots removed from service. The officer corp has already been purified. What is happening to all the real Americans being removed from the military? I did not think it would be this easy to defeat America. It has been done from the inside.
I blame the Republicans for not fully supporting the best President since Reagan. They turned our country over to the communists to be slaughtered. Comrade Obama is running the show now. Say goodbye to your children’s and grandchildren’s freedom and liberty. They will live under the boot of commie fascism.
Don’t give up the fight, We need to take back Our Country and preserve Our Freedom!
It can only happen if We the People , all of us speak and vote to make it so.
I wish I could be optimistic but I can’t. Do you hear other than a handful of republicans responding in any manner whatsoever? No. They should be having press conferences screaming at the top of they’re lungs. Nope. Cause they’re all in on it. Comrade Obama will pack the supreme court and overturn the 2nd Amendment. That will be the end of the USA unless there is armed rebellion. I don’t think enough citizens have the guts for that and the commies know it! Also condolences to you and the good people of Michigan who are under that evil governor.
Never, Ever Quit!
America needs You and more like you!
Press conferences are being held almost every day with conservative press who are trying to get the truth out. Get on GAB (social media). Tons of information. An armed rebellion seems to be what this commie regime wants, unfortunately, they may get it the way their pushing us. We are trying to work around them, but it’s slow and difficult. This regime is doing whatever they can to stifle all of us. It makes it difficult to get to everyone. Work in your community, talk to like-minded people…barrage your officials with demands regarding these unconstitutional laws AND hold on to your rights!
The republicans seem to be too laid back and lazy… maybe if they end up proving the voting was sabotaged we’ll have a chance!!
Some Republicans also must be held to task.
They should be screaming about the injustice, destruction and abuse of Our Constitution Country and its Citizens!!
Let’s see which of them stand WITH We the People.
My first vote was for Goldwater. He was defeated because he was a Republican screaming about injustice, destruction, and abuse of Our Constitution, Country, and its Citizens. All my life I have watched Democrats rush forward and Republicans back up. I was ready for Trump, but corruption, money, and desire for power were more than one man, alone, could defeat.
YOU are the Conservatives vision.
Don’t give up, don’t ever quit, We the People our the New Patriots to save OUR Country!
As strange as it sounds, and in their minds they are important elites, but Sir , THEY work for You and I.
They work for the People and WE can and WILL save OUR Country.
Here in Michigan we have the worst govenor, half-whitmer, her so called ” following the science” as of today, our state has 9 out of 10 cities with the highest number of new
Covid cases in the NATION!
Typical dishonest democrat failure.
The last failed democrat govenor , granholm, is now part of jobamas failure in Washington!
She’s the secretary of transportation who thinks social issues are part of the infrastructure??
What???? The democrats are as dishonest and anti American as our foreign adversaries. Only they operate within our borders and in Washington dc!
Where is the need for all this high density housing when half of the people who took the co vid shots are dead from complications over the next 10 years? Oh I forgot. All the (invited to our country) illegals who never got the shot will need someplace to live – with the remaining still living AMERCANS paying their rent.
You are correct…that is exactly what I just said. Have to coral everyone up into their concentration (no pun intended) camp to totally control them.
Wow- Powerful and 100% correct analysis by AMAC contributors!
It gives Real Americans hope and strengthens resolve to save America when we share the passion and love for Our
We the People will once again win the war, only this one us from communist democrats inside America’s borders.