by CABPRO Staff
By executive order on June 9th President Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) expanded BIG Government once again by creating the White House Rural Council. The low key White House press release said that the purpose of this new BIG Government initiative was to promote economic prosperity and quality of life for the poor.
This new council is supposed to help low-income residents in rural communities access public funds for “economic growth” and to “promote innovation” and improve access to healthcare and education. And, it is to focus on job creation in those areas, bringing access to credit, creating “digital and physical networks,” expanding “ecosystem markets” and developing “renewable energy projects.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide the taxpayer money and administrative support for the new council.
Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, will chair the rural council and the heads of all major federal agencies will serve as members and key advisors. Among them are the secretaries of the Treasury, Defense, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Education and Energy. Attorney General Eric Holder will also serve on the new panel.
Their job will be to coordinate programs across BIG Government and "increase the impact of federal dollars" to “improve the quality of life in rural America.” The entire country will benefit from this federal investment because “strong rural communities are key to a stronger America,” according to the president.
This new USDA BIG boondoggle comes on the heels of several other like-minded and costly Obama initiatives. In the last few months the USDA has doled out tens of millions of dollars to bring healthy foods to the inner city, recruit more food-stamp recipients and track what minority public school children eat for lunch.
Just a few days before Obama's executive order the USDA dropped $10 million on a Farmers Market Promotion Program (http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FMPP) that is to bring fresh and healthy cuisine to low-income neighborhoods (“food deserts”) throughout the USA. Last month the USDA launched a sophisticated internet-based mapping tool "Food Desert Locator" that identifies areas with “limited access to affordable and nutritious foods.”
When is Enough ~ Enough?
Rural communities are generally small towns with close community ties formed to create relative safety, where everyone knows each other and we help one another. How can BIG Government possibly help us? BIG Government would just screw up a good thing. What is the purpose of the White House Rural Council?…to turn rural communities into ghettos like they have done to the urban metropolitan big cities?
Again, When is Enough ~ Enough?
Hopefully, on November 6, 2012 We'll Vote Enough Out!!