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Rene does it make more sense to subsidize people who live where there are no jobs. my tax dollars going to red welfare states: http://www.taxfoundation.org/UserFiles/Image/Blog/ftsbs-large.jpg
We do need more housing programs at the different levels such as public housing,rental housing, and home ownership. Not all housing needs can be satisfied by home ownership. The housing shortages in each housing market affect all housing markets. Given the promotion of unsound mortgages, we also need mortgage moratorium measures and the empowerment of bankruptcy judges to set aside mortgage provisions.
Why should there be an Office of Urban Policy in the White House? Should not the co-ordination of urban and housing policy be done by the Secretary of HUD with his Department as the lead agency in this area?
humph, Carrion cares? He sold out the Bronx neighborhood that didn't want the new Yankee Stadium. In addition to that over the past decades there has been incredible bad development in the Bronx and apartment buildings have gone up with months where once there were empty lots. It will prove to be a big failure within a few years; poor quality and overbuilding. Carrion is another administration "mistake".
I'm sorry, but there is no reason to subsidize people to live in the most expensive parcel of land in the country at the tax payers expense. It's simply ludicrous.
I am hopeful for Obama's policies toward the cities. His closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, could have almost any position in the White House and she chose to head Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Liaison, which oversees urban policy.
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