Read between the lines or around the 'strikeouts.'
Elsenheimer in this story for example, is a relatively right of center guy. Yet he has to feed the family, and the overly high taxes on his estate in GT County have to be paid. It would be an extraordinary act of courage to sit as executive director of a redistribution agency and wind it out of existence. Even declining such an appointment might actually lead to worse people occupying the position and if market forces work, perhaps even be paid more.
How we can eliminate this type of government interference and theft, and return the high wage lackeys of ‘social justice’ back to honest wealth creation is the hard part. In the meanwhile, ‘givers’ gotta give, and making the inexcusable seem oh-so-reasonable is just part of the job.
As an example of how words matter, one might look only as far as the most recent
press releases propaganda from MSHDA.
SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – Two Chippewa County
homebuyerswelfare recipients will receive help to purchase and rehabilitate their new homes through a MSHDA Community Block Development Grant awarded to the Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency Human Resource Authority, Inc.
passionate about investing ina bureaucratic tool used in communities to make them a better place to liveeconomic slaves,” said MSHDA executive director Kevin Elsenheimer. “It is exciting that one grant can be used for multiple purposesto harness personal greed, all of which work toward improvingin a way that the living conditions in Chippewa County.”
granttaxpayer giveaway totaling $155,000 will be used to provide down payment assistance and rehabilitate two homes as well ascover to fund a CLMCAA acquisition/development/resale (ADR)slush project within the city limit of Sault Ste. Marie. The ADR project involves the purchase and rehabilitationredistribution of real estate by CLMCAA and the eventual sale of the completed developmentpayoff to crony pals masquerading as a gift projectto an income-eligible owner-occupant.
“Part of Michigan’s comeback, in addition to more jobs and an improving economy, is that of
homeownershipincredible sums of money funneled through government for the purposes of enriching friends and patrons of the political process,” said state Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “Owning a home is key to building a strong family foundationan anchor, particularly in hard economic times, helps northern Michiganders securelimit their economic future, and helps foster thriving communities throughout our statemore of what happened in 2008 with the subprime crisis. With this down payment and rehabilitation assistance, MSHDA is helping to make Michigan the best placelittle plantatiobn this side of the Mason-Dixon line to live, work and raise a family.”
CLMCAA’s purpose is to mobilize and utilize resources in an attack
on povertyself reliance and independence; to provide decent affordablesubpar housing and unreasonable lifetime expectations for persons of low and moderate income; to provide services, assistance and other activities of sufficient size and scope to give promise to program to elimination of povertyunrealistic expectations to those on welfare that they too can afford a home, its upkeep and other responsibilities associated with it, or its cause.
MSHDA administers the federally-funded CDBG program through its Office of Community Development. CDBG funds are used
byto rope in smaller communities and counties ostensibly to upgrade homes owned by lower income residents and carry out other housing activities. Money also is used to fund neighborhood preservationand community enslavement programs. down-payment assistance programs as well as rental development and rehabilitation activities.