"Instead of tackling the REAL problem (poverty, drugs and crime) they just run everybody in the streets and to different areas, then build condos, lofts and such on top of what was once and still is a drug infested, crime rich area."
Isn't this because rich, white college grads from the burbs want to get that gritty, "urban-ness" under their fingernails by gentrifying economically depressed areas? Isn't all of this about meaningless, hipster status?
No government agency nor private group is "pushing" anyone out. People with money want to move in, fix up neighborhoods; that pushes up property values, and the original residents leave because they can't afford what gentrification has done to their small community.
And is it the government's job to end poverty, drug abuse, or crime? Respond to it yes, but prevent it? Impossible. That comes from the family unit and solid, moral values. Don't ask government to fix what only families can.
You want to end poverty in the black community? Make parents understand that they have to stress a good education to their kids, NO MATTER WHAT. Even if that means just a HS diploma, it's better than having a city of dropouts.
You want to end drug abuse? See above.
You want to end crime? Again, see above.
It starts at the family level.
It is not up to the taxpayer or developer to make someone a responsible citizen; it is up to them. Plain and simple. If not, Social Darwinism will find them a place elsewhere.
Someone sounds jealous that Boortz is immensely more popular than he'll ever be....
That CL paycheck not cutting it, John?
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