- Federal funds will be withheld from communities that do not cooperate
- The goal is equality
- The President is using the recent Supreme Court decision to justify the actions
Commentary: This is going to be popular with people on all sides. And it will work out very well.
“President Obama said Saturday he will use the power of the federal government to pressure communities to integrate low-income minorities into affluent areas.
Obama said his administration is implementing a new rule that will require communities to frequently review the racial and socio-economic makeup of local neighborhoods and regularly report the results to the federal government.
“Just a few weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled that policies segregating minorities in poor neighborhoods, even unintentionally, are against the law,” Obama said, referencing a ruling on the Fair Housing Act largely ignored by the media due to attention on the Obamacare and gay marriage rulings.”