Redistribution of wealth (idea)
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On the [evening news] [last night], one of the more [liberal] [television station]s continued a [report] that is now a few days old. It's about a fight between [City Hall] and a [gentleman] who lives in [Beverly Hills]. Said [gentleman] owns a [high-rise] [apartment building] which provides [low-income housing] here in [Denver].
In the [past few years] [Denver]'s [economy has been booming] and [real estate] has become quite a [hot commodity]. Apparently, there was a [contract] between the two parties involved, in which party B would provide low-income housing for a 20 year period. That time has now expired and party B wishes to profit from his [investment]. However, Party A has determined that he should not be allowed to do so. They have started [condemnation proceedings] to [force] this person to sell his [property].
I'm not sure who they wish to have purchase it, but it will obviously be someone who intends to keep it a [slum]. Is this what we want? Shouldn't we focus on getting these [poor people] jobs and/or education so that they no longer have to [oxymoron|rely on the government] to make ends meet? Am I the only one scared by the realization that the [government] can do harm to an individual as long as the [majority] of people below the [poverty line] are protected?