In 2012, author Stanley Kurtz wrote, “Spreading The Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities“. Now, he describes how Joe Biden has embraced this same radical mindset: a federal takeover to rezone the suburbs.
This de facto annexation strategy had three parts: (1) use a kind of quota system to force “economic integration” on the suburbs, pushing urban residents outside of the city; (2) close down suburban growth by regulating development, restricting automobile use, and limiting highway growth and repair, thus forcing would-be suburbanites back to the city; (3) use state and federal laws to force suburbs to redistribute tax revenue to poorer cities in their greater metropolitan region. If you force urbanites into suburbs, force suburbanites back into cities, and redistribute suburban tax revenue, then presto! You have effectively abolished the suburbs.Stanley Kurtz (National Review)