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Fox News host Tucker Carlson is calling out President Biden and his infrastructure plan for taking direct aim at abolishing suburbs and justifying it by citing climate change, racial injustice, and the affordable housing crisis.
Carlson began his segment by revisiting the Obama administration’s attack on owning single-family homes in Westchester County, New York: “In court, the Obama administration explained the reasoning. They singled out Westchester’s practice of ‘standard zoning.’ That referred to county regulations that restricted the heights on certain buildings and limited the placement of sewers to protect drinking water’ — it sounds reasonable. But according to the Obama administration, those were ‘restrictive practices.’ ‘Restrictive practices’ is a legal term that, under civil rights law, means they were racist. And because they were racist, the Obama administration withheld more than $20 million in federal funds from Westchester County. If the county wanted the money, it would have to construct 10,000 low-income, high-density, very non-racist apartments. This battle went on for all eight years of the Obama administration and got very little news coverage. To its credit, Westchester fought back, because it could afford good lawyers, and eventually won in court. But most jurisdictions are not as rich as Westchester so they had to relent. Under pressure from federal ideologues, communities in Oregon and Minneapolis, for example, have abolished single-family zoning in recent years.”
According to Carlson, this all boils down to an effort to eliminate suburbs and push high-density housing. And Democrats, such as the Squad’s Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, are all in for the power grab. She stated on Sunday: “This is about human and physical infrastructure. Progressives in Congress have been leading this fight. Care economy is infrastructure. Climate justice is infrastructure. Housing justice is infrastructure. Public transit justice is infrastructure. These bold investments must be made to support workers and families in order for us to have a just, equitable, robust recovery from this pandemic.”
Carlson proceeded to explain exactly what Pressley meant in her statement: “‘Housing justice.’ It sounds like a new term that Ayanna Pressley just made up. What’s it mean? If most people were asked, they would say it means you’re not allowed to prevent people regardless of what they look like or where they’re from, from moving into a specific neighborhood and that’s true. It’s been federal law for more than fifty years, you can’t discriminate in housing sales and you shouldn’t be able to. But that’s not what she’s talking about, she’s talking about something very different saying if neighborhoods look different then by definition, they are racist. If one is nicer than the other, you have to make it less nice, or else that’s not equity.”
(Video Credit: Fox News | Tucker Carlson)
Just as Obama did, Biden is trying to level the playing field when it comes to housing. It appears that Democrats don’t want the masses to own homes and instead intend for them to live in government-controlled housing. They seem to be using racism as a justification for herding the masses out of the suburbs into the inner-cities.
Then, Carlson rang the alarm bells on the true intention of Biden’s infrastructure plan: “In his new infrastructure plan, which you can read online—and you should—Joe Biden calls for dramatically expanding the federal government’s power over suburbs. The plan calls for implementing the provisions of the ‘HOME Act,’ a bill first proposed by Cory Booker of Newark who is a lunatic and reckless. That legislation goes much farther than anything the Obama administration even attempted. It would cut billions of dollars of federal funding to any local government with, quote, ‘ordinances that ban apartment buildings from certain residential areas or set a minimum lot size for a single-family home.”
He went on to explain that the suburbs are in danger of actually being outlawed by Biden:
The HOME Act doesn’t just cut off HUD funding to suburbs that don’t comply with its equity rules, it prevents states from getting federal transportation grants of any kind if they refuse to allow high-rise apartments and other high-density zoning in their suburbs. And that’s very different.
Unlike the HUD grants, that’s money that states have to have, they can’t refuse it. States need federal transportation dollars to fix their streets and highways — and by the way, it’s their money anyway, dutifully sent to Washington every year by citizens of their state. But the Biden administration is in no mood for negotiation with suburban homeowners—screw them!—with their decent schools and crime-free streets and 1950s America. According to the principles of equity, those people must be bigots. They’ve living better than people in densely-populated cities, therefore we must crush them.
This isn’t a conspiracy theory. Very soon, it could be law—read the bill. Abolishing the suburbs is a major part of the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan. That legislation is still being negotiated, and nothing is finalized yet. But already, the media is rushing to defend it. What shills they are, what liars.
According to the Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, even our highways are racist and Carlson is calling it insanity: “Eisenhower’s interstate highway system is racist? I-95 is? Route 5 is? Tell us how, Pete Buttigieg. Does he even believe that? No, no one believes that just like no one believes that Westchester County is bigoted because it has rules about where you can put a sewage drain. This isn’t about racism, stop with that — this is about power. For Democrats, the goal of this infrastructure plan is permanent control over the federal government. For multinational corporations like BlackRock, the point is driving down the costs of homes even further, and building more apartment high-rises in the suburbs. That’s been the goal of the most powerful people in the world for some time.”
A few years ago, the World Economic Forum released a video claiming, “You’ll own nothing. And you’ll be happy.” This is what Biden’s infrastructure plan entails… a lack of personal ownership. But, as Carlson points out, no one is speaking out against it and the left is proceeding with their long-term goals of total government control in all areas of American life.
The Democrats’ push to eradicate suburbs is evidently already taking hold in America:
@TuckerCarlson Check out Oregon approved legislation that changes suburbs forever. Your show Monday on housing is here.
— Hollis Bascom (@incergy) June 29, 2021
@TuckerCarlson concentration in the suburbs. i have one of those next door. low income housing. we had high priced lawyers fighting this project. didn't help a bit. we have 5 buildings with 3 stories going up. last i checked, some housing in the neighborhood goes for $500K.
— gary sharp (@garysha98321467) June 29, 2021
@TuckerCarlson it’s called #GeographicJustice up here in the north. Gov’t rations single family dwellings via land use planning policy, then blames homeowners as NIMBYs for the housing crisis for not wanting high density imposed in their neighbourhoods
— EndLockdownsNow (@TorontoPushback) June 29, 2021
The Home Act that is in the so called bipartisan bill written by @CoryBooker would also give the Federal Government Full control on zoning areas in localities of telling Americans in the Suburbs of what they can and can NOT build in this bill.
— Benjamin (@benbaca2015) June 29, 2021
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