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There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

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There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore.

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town.

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

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21 minutes ago, merrill said:

There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore.

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town.

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.  just when you couldn't get more stupid, your chosen intellectual stupidity sprawls further.  Mind over matter character role playing really doesn't serve your ancestral position as part of the population living here now.

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26 minutes ago, merrill said:

There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore.

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town.

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

The above is demonstrating Ponzi scheme Gone Wild ........ ongoing

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What is called “sprawl” today is the predictable result of what was called “civil defense” - dispersal - in the 50s. 

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6 hours ago, merrill said:

There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore.

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town.

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

do you have a problem with sugar subsidies that made the Fanjul brothers extremely wealthy and Americans obese?

 

How about other subsidies to the agricultural industry that makes Organic growers ( the larger ones) rich and the prices high and a barrier to entry for small producers problematic?

 

how about rent control when it benefits people like the Late Nora Ephron who clearly could afford market rent and giving up her beautiful apartment to a family who actually needed it

 

But that is okay, because its all about the GOP right?

 

Hypocrite, this is why the founding fathers didnt want a popular vote to elect the president, people like you who are easily swayed by the charismatic left who wont tell you the truth about things that actually goes on in our country 

 

but lets blame the GOP , LMFAO.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore. 

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town. 

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

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Top 3% of U.S. Taxpayers

Paid Majority of Income Tax in 2016

 

  • The top 1 percent paid a greater share of individual income taxes (37.3 percent) than the bottom 90 percent combined (30.5 percent).
  • The top 50 percent of all taxpayers paid 97 percent of total individual income taxes.
  •   Ass-douche Self-entitled Adolescent Socialist Malcontents paid a whopping 3 percent of total individual income taxes.
  • Lootin' Democrat National Socialist Vote-Plantation n!ggers paid... nothing. (00.0 percent)

 

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So WTF is Federal "Health" and "Income Security"...?

...to the tune of $840 Billion...?

(112% of the Deficit)

 

- Democrat National Socialism -

(Medicaid/Food Stamps/EBT/Section-8/Etc...)

 

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On 8/24/2019 at 6:39 AM, merrill said:

There is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes. Sprawl is among the creatures promoting reckless lending which promotes beyond reality inflation.

 

Suburban sprawl has been rightly blamed for many things: destroying green space, increasing air and water pollution, fracturing our neighborhoods and forcing us to drive gridlocked roads for every chore.

 

But there is one consequence that usually goes unmentioned - sprawl is draining our pocketbooks and raising our taxes.

 

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

Sprawl is the result of over five decades of subsidies paid for by the American taxpayer. These range from the obvious to the obscure and include big projects-like the billions we spend on new roads as well as smaller ones-like the tax-breaks that encourage businesses to move to the edge of town.

 

We've subsidized sprawl at such a basic level for so long, that many people believe the status quo is actually fair and neutral. This is false-what we think of as a level playing field is tilted steeply in favor of sprawling development.

How we subsidize sprawl:

 

  • building new and wider roads
  • building schools on the fringe
  • extending sewer and water lines to sprawling development
  • extending emergency services to the fringe
  • direct pay-outs to developers

 

How do we subsidize sprawl?

https://vault.sierraclub.org/sprawl/report00/intro.asp

 

How do we subsidize sprawl? Through an array of state, local and federal programs-and through incentives built into the develop-ment process itself. The biggest federal contribution to sprawl is the billions of dollars spent on building new roads. Over the past 50 years, we have built almost 4 million miles of highways.

 

This massive network of roads has done more than speed us from point A to point B - it has reshaped the landscape by opening up rural areas to suburban development and it has reshaped our society by making the car king. Travel by car has become not just another option-in too many places, it has become the only option. 

 

Other federal programs are also encouraging sprawl. For years we have subsidized construction in flood plains while making it far too easy to destroy critical wetlands. This encourages the destruction of open spaces and adds to the pressure to sprawl.

 

The growth of suburban sprawl, though aided by federal spending, is also the product of decisions at the state and local levels. The corporate enticement game-played by everyone from governor to county supervisor-encourages commercial development far from cities and towns.

 

Over the past few decades, corporations have become increasingly skilled at playing one community against another in an effort to wrest greater perks from state and local governments. Big-box retailers and isolated business parks are unwittingly subsidized by our own tax dollars. 

 

Sprawl subsidies are also built into the development process itself.

 

Most new, sprawling development costs more to build and service than the taxes or fees it generates.

 

When a new residential or commercial development is built outside of an existing community, roads, sewer systems and water lines have to be built. As the development expands, it requires schools and emergency services.

 

Where does the money for all this come from? In most cases, neither the developers nor the new residents pay their full, fair share - it is the rest of us who make up the difference. The bottom line is that new development is costing us money.

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