But I want to focus on another part of the speech. The part where Obama so blatantly criticizes spending for roads to and in the suburbs.
The Daily Caller also highlighted a segment in which Obama questions federal priorities in transportation spending.
"We need additional federal public transportation dollars flowing to the highest-need communities. We don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs. If we have people in the cities right now who want to work but have no way to get into those jobs, we've got to help connect them to the jobs that exist,” Obama said. “We should be investing in minority-owned businesses, in our neighborhoods, so people don’t have to travel from miles away.”
This statement by Obama confirms the recent writings of Stanley Kurtz titled "How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities." From National Review
This (I believe illegal) President, who said there are "no White Americans or Black Americans, just Americans," has been deliberately and methodically destroying the middle class for his entire tenure, a middle class that, for a large part, live in the suburbs. The hate this man reveals for the American way of life is palpable. He foments division and covetousness more than any public figure I have ever witnessed. But I digress....
Locally there is controversy and bad blood over a Federal grant called Sustainable Communities Initiative handed out to an unelected Council of Government NGO. This Federal grant, established by Obama in 2009, is bribery money to funnel money into the inner city and away from rural suburbs. It says so in the Sustainable Communities Initiative grant. This is not conjecture. It states that transportation money is to be spent on walking, biking, and mass transit. Not roads. Roads are for people who drive cars. Obama doesn't want people who drive cars to have transportation money, even though the majority of transportation money is taken from drivers via gasoline taxes and other car taxes. He wants your money to pay for his inner city buddies and his environmentalist buddies who hate cars and trucks.
So I have some questions. Who has made cars more expensive to buy? Who has regulated cars and cafe standards to make cars more unsafe and less affordable for the middle class? Who has created a GM - Chevy Volt, that catches on fire and is subsidized to the tune of $49,000 per vehicle....using money from those middle class taxpayers? Who loaned American taxpayer money to Fiskar to prop up a foreign car manufacturer connected to Al Gore? Who has insisted on turning food into bio-fuels? ( I grant that one was not his original idea...been going on for a while now, but he ramped it up.) Who has taken transportation money and blown it on bike lanes and greenways?