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Regarding the US Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) –
So why does HUD even exist?
Did Americans not have any good housing, and were its urban areas not "developing", before we had HUD? Do Americans need a huge federal bureaucracy of the US government to continue to house themselves and organize their neighborhoods as they see fit? How are citizen housing and so-called urban development the proper business of the federal government? Was citizen housing better or worse, before and after HUD was born and grew into the monster that it is?
I submit that the American federal government has done more to harm citizen housing than to improve it, and sought to turn large numbers of independent free-thinkers into dependent, unthinking sheep, convinced that they cannot take care of themselves, and that only government can take care of their needs, thus becoming more ready for government herding.
The Progressive (rather than the Revolutionary) path to Communism involves a slow, steady migration of authority to various Soviets (unrepresentative bureaucracies) organized under the direct control of a central power, so that all political power may gradually be concentrated and centralized. It has to be done slowly so that it is not noticed by the people.
The history of HUD clearly shows the Progressive trail it followed. Most people think HUD was born in 1965, when it was raised to Cabinet level by Lyndon Johnson as part of his "Great Society" program. But the "Progress" began long before that. Progressives always want to get the highest levels of government deeply involved in the most mundane details of private life. The foot-in-the-door always involves helping the less fortunate. The ultimate aim is control of everyone.
Make no mistake about it: like every other giant American Soviet, HUD is going on steroids under Comrade Obama, peace be upon him. He is transforming America, as he said he would, but not so much through Revolution. At least not yet. It is being done through Organization, ala the infamous Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. We are being "Organized" into a Constitution-ignoring dictatorship, even as we are being purposely spent into economic oblivion.
Here is the current organization of HUD "sub-departments":
Like all American Soviets (I mean government departments) each HUD sub-department listed above comes complete with its own Secretary and ever growing staff of bureaucrats and petty bureaucrats with long titles, huge salaries and benefit packages, expense accounts and perqs, secretaries of their own, staffs of their own, and on, and on, and on. You are paying for all of this. You alone. HUD makes no money. HUD only spends tax dollars.
If We the People ever regain control of our own government, we need to shut this monstrosity down permanently.
That's my opinion.
I invite you to check out all the other American Soviets listed and linked in the top group of right column links on this webpage to see just how far we have been "organized" away from the very Constitution that all of our elected "representatives" falsely swore to uphold. There are more such pages to come.
Peace be with you.
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The Brilliantly Conceived Organization of the USA; Vic Biorseth
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Date: Sat Jun 15 09:02:13 2013
Location: Eldersburg, MD
I wonder if you are aware how much$$$ ACC recieves from HUD. If HUD cut funding to ACC's purportedly "non-profit" activities, they would be up the creek without a paddle. Me thinks you should spend time cleaning ACC's house before you start cleaning others....
Date: Sun Jun 16 05:51:29 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
If you would be so good as to inform me who or what an ACC is, I might have a better understanding of what you thinks, why you thinks it and how you came to thinks it.
Date: Tue Oct
From: Vic Biorseth
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The Purpose for this grouping of links is to show, first, the unconstitutional bureaucracies that need to be cut, and second, to highlight ideas toward restoring America toward her original Constitutional design.
The Cut The Spending Pages
Most of this site describes what is wrong; this one describes what to do about it. If we don't get rid of the extra-Constitutional entities we are over-paying for they will eventually economically strangle us to death as a nation.
Shut down unneeded bureaucracy, for budget’s sake. In the name of fiscal sanity, we need to shut down unneeded bureaucracy.
Cut USDA budget, in whole or in part. Is agriculture the constitutional business of the federal government?
Department of Commerce: Cut DOC budget, with a meat axe. Argument to cut DOC; in times like these, no bureaucracy is sacred.
Dept of Defense: Budget cuts here need to be of the scalpel variety. Defense cuts need to be done very carefully lest we harm national security.
Cut the ED budget, in whole. Is education the constitutional business of the federal government?
Argument against Public Education, which is, in fact, Government Indoctrination. Public Education equals State Indoctrination, pure and simple. Education is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
Cut DOE budget, with a meat axe. Other than nuclear, how is any energy source the business of federal government?
Cut HHS budget, completely. How, exactly, is any Health and/or Human Services the Constitutional business of federal government?
Cut Social Security: Elimination of America’s Largest Budget Expenditure. How to Cut Social Security and begin the return to fiscal sanity.
Cut DHS budget, completely. Homeland Security is the proper domain of Defense, CIA and FBI. We should cut DHS completely.
Cut HUD budget, completely. How, exactly, is Housing or Urban Development the Constitutional business of federal government?
At this moment in time, most Constitutionalists would love to kill the IRS. How do you Kill the IRS? Fast-track and pass the Fair Tax. Very simple; nothing to it.
Cut DOJ budget, with a paring knife, but, radically. We need to cut DOJ unnecessary and unrelated functions to streamline the function of justice.
Cut DOL, completely. The Dept of Labor has no Constitutional reason to exist. We should cut DOL, which, like organized labor itself, was born of Marx's Communist Manifesto.
Cut EPA, completely. EPA has no Constitutional reason to exist. How, exactly, are the environment or natural resources the Constitutional business of the Federal Government?
Cut DOS (State Departement) budget excess fat. Cut DOS unnecessary functions and get back to State business.
Cut DOI (Department Of Interior) with a meat axe. We can eliminate ninety percent of Interior bureaucracy when we cut DOI.
Restoring our Treasury Department to its original purpose for being. On restoring our Treasury from Fascist Crony Capitalism, i.e., the Fed.
If we really need to cut spending, we should cut DOT with a meat axe. We should cut DOT and all these other bureaucracies that are regulating us to death.
Cut bureaucracy, but leave VA alone. In fact, we should build up the VA. In the aftermath of Marxocrat and Republicrat cuts to defense, both defense and the VA need new attention.
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