The upside to a long battle to the finish line (for our election process) is facts being revealed, or our memories being refreshed. It is very easy to gloss over & forget past actions of various individuals. If we tried to keep track of all the devious activities of politicians (or politician wanna-bes) we would all surely go mad!
From Michelle Malkin, about Donald Trump.
Don’t be fooled by The Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump’s towers. All through my childhood, casino developers and government bureaucrats joined hands, raised taxes and made dazzling promises of urban renewal. Then we wised up to the eminent-domain thievery championed by our hometown faux free-marketeers.
America, it’s time you wised up to Donald Trump’s property redistribution racket, too
These “projects” always get a bend & twist by the media to make them appear positive. I recall the Inner-Harbor (Baltimore) project, which simply made an incredibly over priced area in the middle of a slum, basically bringing the victims to the door step of criminals. The Inner Harbor was blighted, yes.. honestly still is, but where do you stop when removing a problem? Where is the line drawn? And where do those who lived there go? They just magically go away? Do their lives suddenly improve? No they are just relocated, to a new slum, or make a slum out of an existing area.
I had easily forgotten the events in Jersey that Trump was tied to. And as we are starting the election season, we all need to remember.. fast!
In the 1990s, he waged a notorious war on elderly homeowner Vera Coking, who owned a little home in Atlantic City that stood in the way of Trump’s manifest land development. The real estate mogul was determined to expand his Trump Plaza and build a limo parking lot — Coking’s private property be damned. The nonprofit Institute for Justice, which successfully saved Coking’s home, explained the confiscatory scheme:
“Unlike most developers, Donald Trump doesn’t have to negotiate with a private owner when he wants to buy a piece of property, because a governmental agency — the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority or CRDA — will get it for him at a fraction of the market value, even if the current owner refuses to sell.
So Buyer Beware… look at your candidate carefully, else we could easily wind up with another Carter or Obama.