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Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities Hardcover – August 2, 2012
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About the Author
STANLEY KURTZ, the author of Radical-in-Chief, is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He has written for many publications, including National Review, Policy Review, The Weekly Standard, and The Wall Street Journal. He has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard.
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A few decades ago, the United States had about as much income inequality as the average developed nation. Now, the United States has the greatest income inequality of any developed nation.
The Congressional Budget Office released a study in 2011 that highlights increased inequality. Between 1979 and 2008, real after-tax income of the top 1% almost tripled, while median income increased only 50% and income of the lowest 20% increased only about 20%.
This excessive inequality is currently a political issue, with the Republicans calling for more tax cuts for the very rich at the expense of the middle class and the Democrats calling for modest tax increases on those earning over $250,000.
These are the parties' explicit policies, and Kurtz is hardly making a great discovery in "Spreading the Wealth" by saying that the Democrats want to reduce inequality - hopefully to restore our level of inequality to what it was a few decades ago.
Kurtz only leaves out the fact that the Republicans are trying to increase inequality: Romney's decrease taxes on those making $1 million or more by an average of $250,000, and would decrease after-tax income among families earning less that $200,000.
Kurtz's Spreading the Wealth is a book that only a Rush Limbaugh fan could take seriously.
HERE WE GO AGAIN FOLKS. JUST ANOTHER RACIST RIGHT WING IDEOLOGUE BOOK THAT STEREOTYPES OBAMA AS A LAZY NEGRO STEALING FROM WHITE FOLKS TO GIVE TO LAZY MINORITIES IN THE "INNER CITY". AND OF COURSE WE KNOW NOTHING UPSETS THE WHITE RIGHT MORE THAN KNOWING THEIR TAX MONEY IS GOING TO WELFARE QUEENS AND MINORITY COLLECTING FOODSTAMPERS WHICH IN ITSELF IS RACIST.
REAL HARDWORKING AMERICANS CAN CARE LESS ABOUT FOODSTAMPS AND WELFARE, THAT IS NOTHING MORE THAN RACIST DOGWISTLE POLITICS. JUST WHAT THIS BOOK IS. OH, BUT THIS BOOK CONVENIENTLY DOESN'T TALK ABOUT POOR WHITES IN THE COUNTRY (A PERCENTAGE THAT HAS BEEN GROWING) WHO ALSO GET THE SAME HAND OUTS. A SIMPLE RACIST BOOK THAT DIRECTLY DIVIDES US ON SKIN COLOR THIS TIME.
SO IF YOU ARE A FAR RIGHTY, HAVE IGNORANT VIEWS OF PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITY YOU DON'T KNOW, THINK OBAMA'S A KENYAN MUSLIM FOREIGNER AND LOVE FOX NEWS AND ALL THE OTHER RIGHT WING AM RADIO NEO-CON FANATICS, YOU'LL LOVE THIS BOOK.
IF YOUR A SANE PERSON OF REASON, FACTS, HAS A OPEN MIND AND LISTENS TO BOTH SIDES. DON'T READ THIS BOOKS. IT PREACHES TO FAR RIGHT WHITE RACIST IDEOLOGUES. LIKE I SAID I THOUGHT OBAMA EXPOSED THE DIVIDES WE SEE TODAY IN THIS NATION, BUT I RECENTLY CHANGED MY MIND. IT'S THE RIGHT WING TEA-PARTY AND THEIR RACIST MEDIA ZEALOTS WHO HAVE ENCOURAGED AND CHAMPIONED THE DIVIDES WE SEE IN THIS NATION AND THIS RACIST BOOK DOES JUST THAT.
This book was admittedly released at this time because Stanley Kurtz the author, feels that the facts included in it will awaken the voters in the suburbs to how Obama plans to abolish their communities and put them, their taxes and their schools under control of the Democrat big city mayors.
Kurtz details how Obama has long believed that the residents who fled the cities are racists and need to be dragged back into the cities to help solve the problems festering there. If Obama's plans for this forced redistribution became common knowledge, then it would be cause his re-election campaign to crash and burn.
Six short and to-the-point chapters entitled "Abolish the Suburbs, Manhattanizing America, In Up to His Eyeballs, Saul Alinsky Radical, A Suburb of the Mind, Redistribution Revolution, Fooled, Ruled, and Schooled" and "Obama in a New Light" plus lots of sources and notes and a good index make up the guts of this tome.
For those naïve suburban voters who have only been paying attention to mainstream media, if following the news at all, they don't realize that the so-called trillion-dollar stimulus plan was really just a poverty program that was intentionally mis-named to fool the voters. That's why it had almost no effect and certainly produced no improvements.
For more than two decades, Obama and his fellow radical community activists, agitators have been working toward punishing all those people who voted with their feet and fled the cities and left them filled with only poor and minority residents. "Suburbs are for sellouts...For Obama, the suburbs are a defect in the very structure of American life. That is why the president backs his old friends' movement to abolish them."
"'We are battling apartheid in America.' So said Obama's onetime organizing mentor Mike Kruglik in 2005, explaining the philosophy behind his crusade for regional equity. At the the time, Kruglik was directing the regionalist efforts of the Gamaliel Foundation, a national network of community organizations that Obama himself had helped launch in the mid-1980s. Today Kruglik leads the Gamailied offshoot Building One American, which fights for regionalism in partnerships with the Obama White House, although few Americans have any idea that this is the case."
To the radicals, those suburban racists deserve to have their wealth taken away from them and given to the less fortunate but Obama can't publicly proclaim the details of the regulations to abolish the suburbs because, "Much of Obama's base, to say nothing of independents, would be alienated by the regionalist agenda; this explains the president's reticence. Openness about his antisuburban goals would expose Obama as standing to the left of many of his supporters. Middle-class African Americans and modestly successful suburbanites now disposed to vote for the president might think twice if they knew what Obama had in store for them."
"Kruglik and Obama plan to overcome this liability by splitting the suburbs against themselves, creating an alliance between cities and the relatively less well-off inner-ring suburbs."
They hope to achieve this basic change in America by expanding cities into regions that will all come under the control of the nearest cities. Obama and his allies consider everything about the suburbs to be bad. That's where the money has fled. That's where the SUV's and autos pollute the environment. That's where valuable farmland and forests are absorbed to build more urban sprawl. The suburbanites need to be dragged back into the cities and their love affair with the car crushed.
Mass transit is intended to stop the building of highways in order to help eliminate the use of automobiles. The health care laws are really designed to help bring about the redistribution of wealth from the suburbs to the poor.
This is an important goal of Obama and the leftists and if Obama serves another term, he will be able to punish the middle and upper class residents living outside the problems of American cities.
Kurtz was blunt about what this book was intended for. He wants to awaken the voting taxpayers to the hidden agenda that is being concealed from them. He wants this information to become the coffin nails in the upcoming Presidential election because Obama can't win the next election without the suburban voters being ignorant of his planned power grabs.
He also knows that this information will be totally ignored and hidden from the general public by the so-called mainstream media that has so much invested in the candidate they foisted upon the nation to prove that they weren't racists. Now they don't want to admit what they did and how much damage it has already done to the nation.
Tell your friends about this book, because they won't hear anything about it from the news media.
This volume is exceptionally easy to read. The author doesn't leave any doubt to how he feels or how he arrived at his conclusions, which he has shared in this short book. Even the book's cover seems to beautifully illustrate Kurtz's beliefs about the current President of the US.
Footnote: As of mid-September 2013, HUD has begun to implement several of the predictions that the author had spelled out in this pre-reelection book. The actions of the Obama Administration are now
confirming the accuracy of the contents of this book.