Biden Would Destroy Burbs — America’s suburbs would become unrecognizable if Joe Biden becomes president says The Federalist.
The Obama administration issued a regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) in 2015. It claimed the rule would combat “housing segregation” in suburbs, despite the Fair Housing Act of 1968 outlawing such practice and despite the suburbs experiencing a natural and healthy integration.
AFFH would have required the municipalities of places like Delaware County to scrap zoning, build bigger water and sewer lines to support high-density living, expand schools and social services and add mass transit. It would have been a federal takeover of local government.
The Trump administration killed it.
If Biden wins, he — or his handlers — will bring it back on steroids.
Biden backs a proposal by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., that would withhold federal transportation grants unless communities sign on to AFFH. It would be almost impossible for many communities to decline this funding, and the feds would effectively usurp local government.
Life in Delco, Montco, Chesco and Bucks would change for the worse. Open space will disappear, taxes will rise and those the minorities who move to the burbs seek to escape, will be empowered to follow along.
Yes, crime will rise. No, it is not about skin color but character.
A far better solution would be to suburbanized the cities. Give the Philadelphia neighborhoods the power to set their own zoning and hire their own police and start volunteer fire departments. It sure would complicate life for the party bosses and their flunkies who get rich off centralized power.