Monday, November 03, 2008

Obama Wants To Privatize Public Housing

Warren Throckmorton looks at some of the insider public housing deals going on in Obama's Chicago.

The same Sun-Time article adds,
The tenants there had no heat from Dec. 27, 1996, until at least Feb. 3, 1997, when the city of Chicago sued to turn the heat on. The case was settled later that month with a $100 fine.

It was during that time that the area’s new state senator, Barack Obama, got a $1,000 campaign donation from Rezmar. The date: Jan. 14, 1997.
When asked about the incident, Senator Obama said he “never had a conversation with Mr. Rezko about the matter.” The Boston Globe later probed for more about these events, but the Obama campaign did not answer their specific questions.

I asked Ms. Turner if she was aware of an occasion when Obama publicly confronted those managing the properties in decline about the worsening conditions. She was unaware of any such confrontation, saying that Obama “was for privatizing of public housings,” and added:
Just take a look at who all signed on to privatizing public housing, as well as who received the managing contracts as well as who benefited from these moves.
When asked specifically, who Ms. Turner referred to, she said,
Valerie Jarrett and, Daley and William Moorehead, Reverend Brazier, and Reverend Leon Finley were his friends they received contracts for managing CHA properties, some were indicted such as Moorehead.
How about a look at some of those properties?
Grove Parc
Doug Ross has more photos and a discussion of Obama campaign donations from developers.

It is amazing that this crook from Chicago has even the smallest chance to be President of the United States. Help reduce his odds and show your support for McCain/Palin by voting Tuesday. Remember:

Don't give it to him. Make him steal it.

1 comment:

PsychoI3oy said...

From the Throckmorton article:

Valerie Jarrett, who might head HUD in an Obama administration, until recently headed Habitat, Inc., which managed Grove Parc as its HUD inspection rating went from 82 out of 100 in 2003 to an abysmal 11 in 2006. Mrs. Jarrett is a fixture in Chicago, sitting on the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago and serves as close adviser to Obama.

When I asked her what Obama accomplished while state senator, she said, “He accomplished getting known.”

Yeah. Sounds about right.