The suburbs are made up of selfish, greedy people who fled the cities, wanting a better life, and leaving behind their poor neighbors about whom they cared nothing, according to the people who taught Presbo in his formative years. In fact it is their leaving and taking their money and jobs with them that has caused the degradation that has gone on in so many American cities and the dependent and the incompetent and the lazy have not been able to afford to leave.
So the new plan, endorsed by the lib-progs as well as the greenies that hate suburbs and suburban sprawl anyway, is a program that they are going to call “tax base sharing”. Which means that taxes are going to be ramped up on private automobiles and the miles that they drive are going to be taxed and the property that has been put into individual houses instead of farmland is going to be taxed and then all of that collected money is going to be split, with part going to the local government and the rest funneling back to those poor people in the city, who would have been fine if the people with money and jobs and a willingness to work hadn’t just moved and taken all that with them.
So the plan is no more suburbs. No more new ones, just like no more new coal plants. And the existing ones are going to be made more and more expensive until no one can afford to live there anymore. And the only private auto will be one that is so expensive that it can’t be afforded to be used on a regular basis. So people will depend on the government mass transit to get arround, just like they are going to be dependent on the government for the food and the phone. And the government will finally be appreciated for going out on a limb and building all of those bridges, and roads and trains to nowhere, that no one seems to be riding right now. Just like they are only starting to be appreciated for the Obamaphones and for trying to get the whole country on food stamps.
So the government will eventually be able control where you go and when you go and who you talk to. Should the need arise. And if you do things that are other than what is subsidized, it will be VERY expensive and attract all kinds of attention as the government tries to figure out what you are doing that they have not designed and approved.
The incompetent and lazy who would have had to move out of the cities because it will expensive to live there as well, they’ll get a subsidy. And the only people who will left in the suburbs will be the absurdly rich and the people that are holding on to the collapsing dregs of the homes that they got a long time ago. And the politicians, who will no longer have to rub elbows with those icky voters.
Can’t do it now but after his election he’ll have more flexibility.