Is This the Met Council’s Job?

January 2, 2014 at 9:20 pm Leave a comment

By Andrew Richter

Is there anything on Earth that the Met Council doesn’t think they control?

Among the 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, our region has both the highest poverty rate among people of color and the largest employment gap between whites and people of color.

Really? I wonder why that is? Is this an indictment of the high-tax/big government agenda?

The Council is in the process of developing a report called the Fair Housing and Equity Assessment that will help us dig deeper into the data and plan to address shortcomings. What we already know is that our region offers both good news and bad news when it comes to opportunities for all.

Better access to jobs, housing and transportation opportunities will be part of the answer. We know that how we act and whom we include in the process will matter.

Oh yeah, like that will help. We’ve been throwing money at the “poor” for how long now? Opportunity will not come in the form of more government, it will come in the form of MORE FREEDOM!

And, I’m sorry but when did it become the Met Council’s job to eradicate poverty? Are they social planners too?



Entry filed under: Agenda 21, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, City Government, Community, County, Crystal, Environment, Golden Valley, Hennepin, Met Council, New Hope, Osseo, Plymouth, Taxation, Transportation. Tags: , , , .

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