Nice sidewalks make for nice neighborhoods!
Thanks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, we finally know the chief cause of poverty in America.
Is it fatherless homes? Nah. Endemic drug use? Uh-uh, not even close. Is it the presence of a persistently criminal subculture? Really lousy education? Crooked politicians? None of the above.
The chief cause of poverty, sez the Sec, is… lack of sidewalks ( http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/04/03/obamas-dot-secretary-lack-of-sidewalks-is-reason-for-lack-of-achieving-american-dream/ ).
See, you can’t achieve the American Dream–whatever that is, anymore–unless you’ve got nice sidewalks in your neighborhood. Because sidewalks, Foxx babbled, are not just a means to get you from one place to another. Sidewalks are about “getting you to a better life.”
Augh! It’s gotta be a dream, please can I wake up now…
(Thanks to Linda for calling this news item to our attention.)