On the Kelly File, last night, Megyn Kelly blasted Obama’s radical housing usurpation – calling it “social engineering of the worst kind,” and possibly an attempt to “change the way neighborhoods vote.”
The feds now want to take billions in housing grant money, and condition it on communities proving that they have (what the Feds consider) the correct mix of citizens based on income, race, ethnicity, etc.
“This is what happens when you put a community organizer in the White House – he tries to organize your communities from Washington,” Kelly’s guest Marc Thiessen said.
The good news is – Congress is trying to stop Obama’s power grab by exercising their power of the purse.
Tuesday night, on a vote of 229-193, the House passed an amendment to the THUD (Transportation Housing and Urban Development) bill that blocks any HUD funding that enforces President Obama’s fair housing rule (AFFH). The amendment, offered by Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, protects local zoning rights from federal overreach.
The Gosar amendment is endorsed by Americans for Limited Government, Freedom Works, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste, Taxpayers for Common Sense and Eagle Forum.
It now goes to the Senate, where the prospects for passage are good — but not guaranteed. Kurtz predicts that Obama’s power grab will likely become a major issue issue in the 2016 presidential campaign should Senate Republicans fail to block the AFFH.