Obama yesterday released proposed new rules that would enable HUD to virtually dictate zoning and housing policy for nearly every local government. HUD would use housing grants to coerce wealthier cities and towns to construct affordable housing in their midst; harkening back to the tired old liberal shibboleths that everything is a function of race, and we can somehow eradicate poverty by redistributing income, and,oh yeah…people.
There is so much that is both wrong, and frightening about this proposal.
Conservatives are of course alarmed, upset, and in high dungeon at these proposals, vowing to stop them at all costs.
To this I say:
What I want of any GOP presidential candidate; no..what I now demand of any GOP presidential candidate before they can expect my support, my check, and my vote, is one thing:
A CLEAR AND UNEQUIVOCAL PLEDGE THAT UPON TAKING OFFICE THEY WILL SHUT DOWN THE DEP’T OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
We are engaged in a struggle with those who want to “fundamentally transform” this country. You do NOT win this struggle by reacting to every dangerous proposal the enemy advances; rather you win by taking the battle to the enemy; attacking their stronghold; in this case HUD.
KILL IT OFF, DECISIVELY, ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Their is no rational for its existence to be found in the Constitution. Our federal government has become a huge, bloated, and unmanageable bureaucracy.
It’s way past time to start cutting out the cancer.
HUD is a great place to commence whacking away at government; these insane proposals surely demonstrate that.
We presently have 16 ( give or take) individuals running for the GOP nomination. Most are highly qualified. Any of them ( including even that narcissistic blowhard Trump) would be far better than any Democrat.
They are all now looking to separate themselves from the pack. Well, here’s an easy, ready-made way to accomplish that.
Simply announce that you’ll abolish HUD.