16 April 2013
Agenda 21 By Any Other Name – Sustainable Communities Initiatives Are Now “Resilient”
I love it when the leftists realize we are onto them. It’s so much fun to watch them scramble for cover. Well, Obama and his minions are scrambling for cover on the Sustainable Communities Initiatives now that the grassroots and Tea Partiers have begun exposing the sham.
Not to be undone, though, Obama’s cutie pies are one step ahead of us. Bet this will fool any elite Congressperson who won’t know what to look for in the funding bills. Oh, wait, Congress doesn’t read the bills anyway, so what does it matter? Here is the latest move to cover up and obfuscate the Agenda 21 Plan for America:
In an effort to rejuvenate the unauthorized, defunded Sustainable Communities Initiative at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), President Obama proposed a major overhaul to both the structure and the function of the competitive grant program in his FY14 budget.
The President’s budget recommends changing the name of the Office of Housing and Sustainable Communities, the office within HUD that administers the Sustainable Communities Initiative, to the Office of Economic Resilience (OER).
This represents both a name change and a shift in priorities to help communities face economic realities and challenges. The budget also recommends moving the OER to HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development.
Though Sustainable Communities is changing to focus more on economic issues, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan has voiced a strong commitment to the livability principles laid out in the initial stages of the program and plans to continue the strong federal partnerships forged with DOT and EPA.
The OER will seek out new partners that focus on economic resiliency within the federal government, including the Economic Development Administration, Commerce, the National Economic Council, and workforce development programs at the Department of Education. HUD is aiming to help communities develop strategies for economic resilience, including implementation strategies and planning. They are also hoping to leverage and align the rest of the HUD budget to work in service with the efforts of communities.
OER will provide $75 million in “Integrated Planning and Investment Strategy Grants.” These grants build on the Regional Planning and Community Challenge Grants, but will place a “greater emphasis on supporting actionable economic development strategies, reducing redundancy in federally-funded planning activities, setting monitoring performance, and identifying how federal formula funds can be used smartly and efficiently in support of economic resilience,” according to HUD’s budget. Current Regional Planning and Community Challenge grantees will not see any changes.
(Note: In that first sentence do you notice the word “unauthorized?” Gee, I wonder what that means. And “defunded.” Looks like the Republican House finally defunded this insidious monster. Oh wait…now they can fund it under the new name! Isn’t that clever? These folks are so smart!)
Don’t you love that word, “RESILIENT!” Instead of “Sustainable,” now we can be “Resilient.” That’s so nice of them. And “Economic Resilience” at that. I feel so much better already. They’re looking out for our pocketbooks, don’t ya know. Whew. Just when I thought the gravy train might run out. All is well now, isn’t it?
Thanks so much to all of you wonderfully generous Socialists and Fascists who are running our Federal government. I just don’t know how I can return the favor. Oh wait. You have that all figured out, too! You can tax and enslave my grandchildren to pay for more of this Agenda 21 Plan for Amerika. I forgot. Obama and his mobsters on both sides of the aisle don’t miss a trick.