Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bureaucrats Behaving Badly: HUD Edition!

Craig Eyermann

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has the mission to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.” To do that, the U.S. government entity has established a five point agenda:
  • Strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers
  • Meet the need for quality affordable rental homes
  • Utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life
  • Build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and finally, to
  • Transform the way HUD does business
In practice, HUD has historically failed to achieve hardly any of these objectives particularly well. So much so that in many ways, HUD may be considered to be the prototype for the institutionalization of corruption in the federal government, which comes at the expense of the program’s intended beneficiaries and U.S. taxpayers, both of whom are cheated in the process of the agency’s daily operations.

Two cases in point were recently reported by Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller News Foundation. In the first story, it appears that an employee of the Department of Housing and Urban Development used their insider connections within the federal government to put themselves first in line ahead of a very long list of poor Americans seeking housing assistance from HUD. ....To Read More

My Take - This is nothing more than social engineering by the leftists who've taken over and an excuse to inject government into the private affairs of the nation's real achievers.  People will live where they want to live, where they can afford to live and no one in the world is ever free from discrimination.  To be discriminating is to evaluate people's conduct and choose to accept or reject that conduct.  We have to get over the idea that discrimination is automatically bad. I don't want to live next to rapists, murderers and thieves irrespective of their race.  And I don't want to be forced to do so by some bureaucrat and some pandering politician's view as to what's "inclusive and sustainable". 

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