President Biden is aiming to “destroy” suburbs of America with the reconciliation infrastructure package.
During a campaign rally in 2020, Trump stated that Biden wants “to put low-cost housing in the suburbs, and that would mean abolishing, ruining the suburbs. It has already begun. It’s been going on for years.”
Biden contradicted Trump’s statement by saying; Trump is “trying to scare because an awful lot of suburbanites are not deciding they’re going to vote for me, at least the data suggests, as opposed to him.”
However, Democrats are planning to displace single-family homes by federalizing local zoning laws within the infrastructure reconciliation package.
The reconciliation package begins the destruction of the suburbs with the “HOMES Act.” The intentions are to put the federal government in charge of local zoning laws, changing the local demographic.
According to the measure, any local government that does not comply with the federal zoning guidelines, meaning “ordinances that ban apartment buildings from certain residential areas or set a minimum lot size for a single-family home,” funding will be cut off to the city by the Department of House and Urban Development (HUD). Cities use the budget to maintain their current low-income housing.
More consequences for cities choosing to keep their local zoning law, denial of the federal government’s overreach, states would be punished by blocking them from “receiving taxpayer-funded transportation grants of any kind if they refuse to allow highrise apartments throughout their high-density zoning in their suburbs.”
States rely on federal transportation funding to repair local streets and highways.
The establishment media is very much for the radical-left plan. USA Today wrote the following:
A house with a white picket fence and a big backyard for a Fourth of July barbecue may be a staple of the American dream, but experts and local politicians say multifamily zoning is key to combating climate change, racial injustice, and the nation’s growing affordable housing crisis.
The infrastructure package is being negotiated among congress members, which Biden and moderate to far-left Dems want to pass with reconciliation; this tactic is immune to a Republican filibuster.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the reconciliation package is estimated to be between $4 trillion and $10 trillion, nearly three times the 2021 projected revenues.