The article below floored me. Just when you thought the Obama government could not be more intrusive, now they want to tell people where to live. This is exactly what our forefathers warnmed us about. Each day the government chips away at our autonomy and freedom. Though the process is slow, the net effect accumulates after years of progressive policies. The intrusions into our civil liberals have got to end.
The governmnet uses the cover of affirmitive active and equal opportunity to push their agenda. However, their agenda is helping no one other than temselves to gain power and place more people on the government doll. After reading the article,Ii have to ask: who will pay for the relocation and the cost of these homes/properties? Again, the taxpayer will be responsible for this intrusive governmental policy. If the government is able to tell people where to live, what's next? Are they going to tell us who we live with? Or maybe he are friends are. Or better yet, who we marry. Imagine a government quota being formed for both same and opposite sex marriage. Imagine the the government stepping into your marriage and saying, "Excuse me sir, you are not allowed to marry the bride. You now have to take the best man as your spouse to meet our quota". The insanity can go on forever!
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed a new plan to change U.S. neighborhoods it says are racially imbalanced or are too tilted toward rich or poor, arguing the country's housing policies have not been effective at creating the kind of integrated communities the agency had hoped for.
The proposed federal rule, called "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Hosuing," is currently under a 60-day public comment period. Though details of how the policy would specifically work are unclear, the rule says HUD would provide states, local governments and others who receive agency money with data and a geospacial tool to look at "patterns of integration and segregation; racially and ethnically concentrated areas of poverty; access to education, employment, low-poverty, transportation, and environmental health."
States would then assess the best way to integrate communities deemed by HUD's data to not be integrated enough. A HUD official, who did not want to speak on record because of the public comment period, said the rule hopes to better match up HUD-assisted housing with the communities that have good hospitals, schools and other assets.
The move has been welcomed by civil rights groups including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, whose senior director of the economic department Dedrick Muhammad says the policy could result in more access to economic resources for minorities.