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Biden’s budget proposal plans to create almost $5 billion more of debt from 2022-2031 to “incentivize zoning reform“, i.e. to undermine single family home zoning. For 2022-2026 they propose $2.87 billion (Budget of the US Govt. for Fiscal Year 2022, p. 45. The budget doesn’t start until p. 37. The earlier pages seem to be a rosy distortion of the content. ) https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/budget_fy22.pdf
This is their real objective – maximizing profits and minimizing space: “Boxed in: life inside the ‘coffin cubicles’ of Hong Kong – in pictures”, Cities, The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2017/jun/07/boxed-life-inside-hong-kong-coffin-cubicles-cage-homes-in-pictures Would you enjoy quarantine there?
Biden’s proposal is apparently to bribe local governments into doing away with single family zoning (through grants). The only people to benefit from this policy are property developers, and landlords (and Dem politicians). The apparent goal is put the maximum number of people in the smallest space at the maximum price to maximize profit (and voters). This will not lead to lower prices, because any housing shortage is caused by immigration induced population growth. Thus, there will continue to be shortages driving up the cost of rent until immigration is restricted. The US government has already distorted the small town-rural rental market by pegging housing vouchers to the nearest large urban area.
The result of Biden’s zoning reforms will be that, for instance, instead of paying $2,000 per month for a house, you will pay $2,000 per month for a rental room.
In its elimination of single family zoning, the Dem proposal doesn’t even seem to include the walkable, livable mixed-use components, which have been promoted by planning departments for decades. It apparently just means that more people will be concentrated in residential areas and more people will have to drive to wherever they want to go.
The so-called walkable-livable mixed use developments aren’t usually livable because they tend to mix bars and restaurants which are open late with shops that open early and residents who must sleep sometime. So, although the idea of a medieval-like village may sound quaint, it wasn’t always quaint in medieval times and certainly isn’t livable in a 24/7 economy, where the population lacks social cohesion and respect for other people.
Because apportionment is based on population (citizen and non-citizen) the zoning reform is also so that Dem politicians can stuff the maximum number of immigrants into a district. If illegal immigrants don’t vote, then the votes of the citizens in the district actually count for more.
If nothing is done to fix the fraudulent elections in the United States, and nothing is done to slow down immigration – whether legal or illegal – in the not too distant future everyone will be stuffed into apartments, which will ultimately be subdivided into coffin home rooms. In the interim, you can expect taxes per unused bedroom, as well.
You can expect that neither the construction jobs nor even planning jobs, which might temporarily come about from this proposal, will benefit Americans. Not only will illegal immigrants be given most construction jobs, but, despite an overabundance of Americans with City Planning degrees, the US allows Canadian planners to come work in the United States.
Biden-Harris are allowing hundreds of thousands of people to cross the border illegally per month, and the numbers are expected to increase: “Single young adults, mostly men in their mid 20s, from all over the world, are coming into the rugged Big Bend (Texas) sector of the US-Mexican border, since they know that it is short of border patrols. Border patrol agents estimate that 80 to 95% get away. Border patrol caught 15,000 in March, which means that between 75,000 and 300,000 would have arrived in this sector alone.” https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2021/04/27/large-numbers-of-young-men-from-all-over-the-world-coming-through-the-us-mexican-big-bend-border-sector-headed-to-interstate-10-the-vast-majority-are-not-caught/
As we warned last October (elections have consequences): https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2020/10/11/life-in-pelosis-fiefdom-americas-cramped-coffin-home-future-under-harris-biden/
One billion in numerals is written as 1,000,000,000
Biden’s proposal for undermining zoning:
$2,870 million, i.e., $2.8 billion from 2022-2026.
$4.99 billion from 2022-2031
The ultimate goal is to stuff the maximum amount of people in the minimum space for the maximum price. This is one place where, ironically, understanding Marxist theory helps you understand what’s going on.
Finding a good article on this topic isn’t easy. Excerpt from a rare one:
“Americans who have grown up experiencing private home ownership as the root to personal prosperity must quickly learn of the threat of the HUD/AFFH program. They must fully understand why cities like Chicago, Minneapolis and Baltimore and states like Oregon have suddenly announced actions to eliminate single-family home zoning. These cities have already taken the grant poison and must now comply. The ultimate government game is to reorganize our cities into massive urban areas where single-family neighborhoods are replaced by the Sustainable/Smart Growth model of “Stack and Pack,” wall-to-wall apartment buildings.” See: “The Growing Assault on Private Property Are Single-Family Homes “Racist?” By Tom Deweese, February 4, 2019 https://canadafreepress.com/article/the-growing-assault-on-private-property-are-single-family-homes-racist
These articles about “refugees” in Minnesota, but are relevant for immigrants in general. Minneapolis, Minnesota, was one of the first cities to do away with single family zoning:
“Minnesota has the most refugees per capita in the U.S. Will that continue?“, Twin Cities, By Bob Shaw , Pioneer Press, January 13, 2018 https://archive.md/8hjNK
“Contractors Scramble to Find Housing for Refugees in Low Income Neighborhoods”
05/23/2021, Ann Corcoran, https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2021/05/23/contractors-scramble-to-find-housing-for-refugees-in-low-income-neighborhoods/
“Why so many Somalis in Minneapolis?” 01/21/2011, Ann Corcoran https://refugeeresettlementwatch.org/2011/01/21/why-so-many-somalis-in-minneapolis/
This is the future that they have in mind for all of us:
“San Francisco Chinatown’s Single Resident Occupancies (SROs)“: https://youtu.be/Oy0k7P3rgwI
The video, above, is a short interview with a lady from China, who appears to have been tricked into coming to the United States. The house she left in China had a bathroom the size of her family living quarters in San Francisco, Cali, USA.
They can get even smaller, if you allow the Dem ”zoning reform” to move forward, and immigration isn’t restricted. And the rents can increase:
“The heartbreaking reality of living in a crowded place!“, Hong Kong https://youtu.be/3xQKogpt0Cg
“Hong Kong’s residents living in ‘coffin’ homes” https://youtu.be/jr9XRmWNpfw
62 % of San Francisco families living in SROs immigrated from China or Hong Kong, and only 14 percent of SRO heads of households are fluent English in English. The rooms are around the size of a large walk-in closet. Toilet, sink, shower and kitchen are communal with other residents. Rents were $700, on average, in ca 2015. They are often unsanitary and Coronavirus has spread like wildfire. (See Kam, 2015, and Bauman, 2020)
As per their campaign promises Biden-Harris are allowing virtually unfettered immigration, through failure to enforce immigration law. They have also promised increased legal immigration, including policies which favor immigration from India, which has over one billion more people than the USA, and a far smaller land area.
To cram more people in, they also want to undermine zoning and remove density, including height, restrictions.
They apparently want more people because even non-citizens count toward apportionment, which translates into Congressional power, Electoral college power, and money (Federal Funds). Several Congressional Dems have pushed for these policies.
If they aren’t stopped, the entire country will become a desert, as trees are cut down to make room for housing – even dense housing takes space, and to grow food.
We can’t socially distance, like this, either. We’ll only have masks to protect us and that isn’t sufficient.
Biden-Harris also want to allow counties or cities to petition for additional immigrant visas, and the workers would be hostage to the city or county (until they have a baby and then they can says they are parents of a citizen.)
Our ill-conceived immigration policy is often tragic for the immigrants themselves, as well as for Americans. The Chinese immigrant in the interview left a house in China which had a bathroom the size of her SRO living quarter in San Francisco, USA. Who benefits?
Her son has to do his school work on a box on the bed. There is no place for a desk or for him to play. She is hoping that the US government will build her affordable housing! Everyone wonders why there is a housing shortage! Well, duh.
They don’t tell us who tricked them into coming to the United States. Clearly it wasn’t for free speech, as there is nothing about that in this interview. And, the “better life” was a hoax. The lady apparently doesn’t speak English, either. Was she was tricked out of her house, in China, by developers?
This is life in Pelosi’s Congressional Fiefdom, and where Kamala Harris was DA. Under the Harris-Biden plan-budget, and the current Democratic Party leadership, it will be the future of all of us. That this sort of housing is legal in the United States is very shocking, especially for families.
To cram more people in, they want to undermine zoning and remove density, including height, restrictions.
Zoning and density restrictions exist to protect citizens from industrial (and other) noise, and overcrowded unhygienic conditions. They exist to allow people to sleep, and, more generally, to have a quality of life.
Covid-19 should make clear that we don’t need this sort of density, and especially with shared bathrooms and cooking facilities.
Even in Biblical times, cities, which had much smaller populations, were known as places filled with plagues of all varieties.
Any green spaces in urban areas have their origins in planning and a wish to give the children of factory workers a place to play.
High density housing also blocks out the sun and undermines privacy.
In recent years, we have all learned that high rises are sometimes poorly constructed and collapse or are fire-traps.
The Democrat Party apparently want more people because even non-citizens count toward apportionment, which translates into both Congressional power, Electoral college power, and money. Instead of trying to do something to make Americans want to vote for them, they are importing non-citizens for apportionment, so they need fewer votes. They want a fiefdom.
If they aren’t stopped, the entire country will become a desert, as trees are cut down to make room for housing.
There is this: “As president, Biden will support a program to allow any county or municipal executive of a large or midsize county or city to petition for additional immigrant visas… Holders of these visas would be required to work and reside in the city or county that petitioned for them…” https://joebiden. com/immigration/
Of course, in nine months the visa holders can have a US citizen baby and then whine that they are parents of a US citizen and eventually use that status to get a green card. Then they can move anywhere.
Excerpts from: “Families live jammed into Chinatown rooms, with no hope of leaving”: “Among the city’s SRO families, 62 percent arrived from China or Hong Kong, according to the SRO census. Only 14 percent of SRO heads of households speak fluent English… Parents raise children for years in rooms that typically measure 8 by 10 feet, about the size of a large walk-in closet… The occupants of 10 rooms per floor might share a single toilet, sink and shower, as well as a small communal kitchen… immigrants such as the Kuangs will find 105 SRO buildings in Chinatown, 96 privately owned and nine owned by nonprofit organizations… the median Chinatown SRO rent of $700… the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is $3,452 per month… Residential hotels are often poorly maintained and unsanitary… mold, lead, rodents, bed bugs and blood in shared bathrooms; and sleep deprivation from noise in the hotel…” See: “Families live jammed into Chinatown rooms, with no hope of leaving” By Katherine Kam, New America Media Nov. 29, 2015 Updated: Nov. 30, 2015 9:35 a.m. https://web.archive.org/web/20190319134112/https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Families-live-jammed-into-Chinatown-rooms-with-6663902.php
In May: “cases among residents and staff at residential hotels have soared 1,888% since April 1. There were 179 cases as of Monday.” See: “SF brings testing to Chinatown SRO to try to prevent outbreaks at crowded hotels” By Anna Bauman May 22, 2020 Updated: May 22, 2020 7:06 p.m. https://web.archive.org/web/20200830123120/https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/SF-brings-testing-to-Chinatown-SRO-to-try-to-15290079.php
Link from 2013, featured on the Biden-Harris web site, showing that immigration increases make wages decrease for 12 years (from 2013 to 2025) (And, based on a much smaller number of immigrants than they wish to bring in), and increase unemployment for seven years (2013-2020). We reiterate that this is for around 10 million immigrants, whereas the very low ball number for their current proposal is 50 million plus. https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/113th-congress-2013-2014/reports/44346-immigration.pdf