Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#368. Enterprise Zones

PK note: I once went to a event at the Koch Foundation regarding public transportation. It was stated that if investing in it were a good idea, a private businessman (or company) would find a way to utilize the free market and make a profit out of commuter trains or a metro system instead of the state (tax-payer) fitting the bill. It took every ounce of energy for me not to stand up and yell, "hey dude, public transportation can work and would cut down on congestion and commutes if Black people were taken out of the mix." Alas, that is not something people want to hear (remember, no citizen - or business owner - in a Whitopia, built to escape the Black Undertow and the negative affects of Climate Change, wants to have a cheap mode of transportation readily available to import the very people that caused the founding of that city). Read more on public transportation from SBPDL here and here. Private companies understand that investing in public transportation would immediately be a sunk cost because of the Black Undertow.


Would these save the Black Undertow cities and communities?
The late Jack Kemp was a defender of free markets and fanatically believed that were "enterprise zones" adopted in majority Black countries - like Haiti - or failed Black Undertow cities like Detroit, Birmingham, or Newark, that in only a few years capitalism would flourish in these currently desperate places and be the envy of the world.

He also stated - "bragged" is the correct word - that his admiration for civil rights, equality of opportunity, liberation, love of affirmative action (basically fundamental and foundational beliefs of Black-Run America) were based upon his experiences showering with his Black NFL teammates:
He connected his concern for minorities with his respect for his black teammates, especially the linemen who had protected him from pass rushers. 

Vin Weber, a former congressman from Minnesota and a close friend, said Mr. Kemp would often say, “I can’t help but care about the rights of the people I used to shower with.”
 Basing ones political philosophy and outlook on life - regarding choices that will greatly impact  fellow citizens through legislation they work to pass  - on "encounters in the shower" is not a recipe for sound government or economic decisions or policies.

So what is an "enterprise zone" exactly? Here's one definition:
In the United States, Urban Enterprise Zones (UEZs), also known as Enterprise Zones, are intended to encourage development in blighted neighborhoods through tax and regulatory relief to entrepreneurs and investors who launch businesses in the area. UEZs are areas where companies can locate free of certain local, state, and federal taxes and restrictions. In other countries, a region that offers this type of special economic incentive is often referred to as a Special Economic Zone.
Sounds simple enough, but doesn't a signficant portion of the population of "blighted" (a synonym for Black Undertow) communities already subsist of entrepreneurial activities, such as drug dealing and the re-selling of goods and merchandise procured via thievery? And, of course, a large percentage of their other income is provided by the tax-payer.

Even if a company were to relocate to Detroit, Birmingham, or Haiti (or other "bad" - read Black Undertow - areas) for the purpose of paying minimal to no taxes as part of the EZ scheme, this entity would inevitably have to import new citizens to the city to serve as the bulk of the workforce, meaning that gentrification would take place in an effort to curb the negative effects of Climate Change.

Then again, Inc Magazine (like Fast Company, a radically Disingenuous White Liberal publication) recently found that its easier to open business in Rwanda than the United States. Knowing all the EEOC requirements a company must pass, and the constant fear of employees claiming "discrimination" and filing a lawusuit, what's the point? Not to mention majority-minority owned firms now getting preferential treatment when it comes to government (no-bid) contracts, you begin to see that perhaps a state (or city) is in need of declaring a BRA-Free Zone to stimulate economic activity.

Imagine how many people would move there if this were done... Juxtapose that with how many people would move to "depressed" (Black Undertow... there's those clever words again to hide the truth) cities that were declared Enterprise Zones, that which was championed by Jack Kemp - a man whose philosophy was guided by his close proximity to Black males in the shower - and fiscal conservatives everywhere.

Do we hear crickets?

We already know that Jefferson County recently declared bankruptcy and Detroit isn't far behind. The reasons for both cities failure is 100 percent racial, though Koch and other adherents to strict free market/capitalism principles will assert it so combination of socialism and evil leftist policies (though Norway is doing just fine Dr. Sowell).

No, it's just that this system of economics never factored in how the invisible hand guiding capitalism would be covered up by the highly discernible hand of the Black Undertow. "If it fits, you can't acquit!"

Back to Detroit:

Here's what Mayor Dave Bing and Detroit City Council members didn't want anyone to know when they met behind closed doors in late October to discuss a still unreleased $1.7 million report from Ernst & Young on the city's finances: They're a lot worse than we thought. 

Detroit is fast running out of cash. Already, roughly half the city's vendors aren't being paid each month, City Hall sources say, and some are waiting 18 months for their checks. 

By late December, the acute cash flow problem may mean Detroit won't be able to fully cover payroll. And by April, it will be out of cash. 

Gov. Rick Snyder hasn't accepted the deficit reduction plan the Bing administration submitted last summer because the numbers don't add up. Without approval, the city can't sell bonds to finance much-needed water department projects, or to get the Woodward light rail project started.
The budget gap pegged at $155 million last spring may now be twice that. 

So what are the mayor and council doing with the cold, hard facts presented at that October meeting? Squabbling. 

Icy relations between the 11th and 13th floors of City Hall are again standing in the way of swift and decisive action to avert a financial catastrophe. 

Bing had been meeting with certain council members for weeks on a plan to cut spending, but those members felt sand-bagged when he announced he'd be open to having Gov. Rick Snyder appoint him as emergency manager. 

Snyder isn't going to do that. And it's not necessary at the moment anyway. 

The mayor and council ought to be able to resolve this themselves. Some on the council have been pushing the mayor to immediately lay off 1,500 city workers, including 500 cops and 300 firefighters. It is a painful choice, and one Bing is resisting out of public safety concerns, but it is likely to be unavoidable.

Make every majority Black city a Enterprise zone; make every majority Black county an Enterprise Zone; double taxes on every Whitopia and majority white major city and divert those funds immediately to Detroit and other failed Black Undertow areas and build a statue to Jack Kemp (naturally, where he is in the shower) while you're at it... and you still make a dent in the problem. 

For this reason, Stuff Black People Don't Like includes Enterprise Zones. Black Undertow areas already have plenty of street enterprise going on, and to create an EZ would inevitably lead to gentrification and the methodical displacement of such street enterprise activity. 

Then, they'd have to get a job, where their labor won't bring in the type of profit margins as pushing illegal narcotics. No offense, but the top degrees with lowest unemployment rate aren't exactly those awarded by barber school.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blacks are constantly snatching iphones and ipads from subway commuters:
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/trained_thieves_send_subway_crime_50rsyngwCoh4hUMzclLV9H

Anonymous said...

Haiti has a long list of problems, and that is just too bad for them. Remember that when they freed themselves, their first act was genocide.

Anonymous said...

This is a great article. I've always despised Kemp. I remember that fool saying that hispanic and asian immigration will save this country and that they are "natural Republicans". How's that working out for neoCONS and CONservatives? Phonies like this believe that enterprise zones, tax cuts (as if these people pay much in taxes) and "conservative fiscal policies" will civilize them. Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan includes enterprise zones and other giveaways for urban areas. Kemp was also a big supporter of Section 8 and wanted to hand over public housing to the tenants, thinking that if they have a "stake" in the community they will take care of "their" property. The economist Thomas Sowell has often said that the problem with places like Detroit is liberal fiscal policies. You'd think that a smart Ph.D would know his own people better.

buttons said...

It's a vicious cycle (like so much in BRA). The affluent citizens leave crime ridden cities and the local govt has to rely on sticking it to the businesses for tax revenue. Meanwhile the size of govt increases, as the public sector becomes the only source of "jobs" (term used loosely).

Now, overtaxed businesses (and the few remaining affluent folks) leave for the 'burbs.

Look at the Memphis "school system" (term used loosely)---they are in the process of bringing Shelby county to ruins.

I call it "Detroitification"

Californian said...

“I can’t help but care about the rights of the people I used to shower with.”

I wonder if Kemp ever asks if his team mates would protect his own rights, or those of his family? If Kemp's children were discriminated against in college admissions or being hired owing to affirmative action? Or couldn't get a government contract because it was reserved for minorities? And what it the Kemp family were to be attacked by a violent flash mob?

And how do his shower mates feel about white South Africans whose rights are being violated these days by the rainbow nation? Do they oppose Black Economic Empowerment? Or the ANC's singing of "Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer?"

Enquiring minds want to know!

Zenster said...

No, it's just that this system of economics never factored in how the invisible hand guiding capitalism would be covered up by the highly discernible hand of the Black Undertow.

Command economies like those of Socialist and Communist countries are nowhere near as sensitive to bad actors as those based upon Capitalism. All around the world, Blacks continue to export many African traditions. Chief among them is corruption (see map at link).

As America's recent economic meltdown has so clearly demonstrated, those who act in bad faith are capable of doing almost irreparable harm the our nation's free market economy. When combined with the intensely corrupt Obama administration, it becomes a double whammy of staggering proportions.

Much like there is no Black run First World Nation, equally unlikely is there ever being a successful Black run Capitalist economy. The temptations of theft and misappropriation are too many and the sensitivity to incompetence or mismanagement too great.

Should anyone require further proof of Black inability to competently manage even the most vital businesses that have almost guaranteed patronage, merely examine the striking ― and not at all coincidental ― correspondence between areas of Black Undertow and American food deserts.

AmericanGoy said...

Capitalism works - USA proves this.

Socialism works - Western and Northern Europe proves it.

Both have problems, which started to occur with the influx and gathering of influence of certain segments of their societies which cannot, in good faith, be called European.

W74 said...

Just one example out of many here:

Baltimore, which has quasi-government/quasi-private entities known as "Community Business Districts" has seen many of its businesses closing up shop and move out to the 'burbs where there are (not more, better) customers and some level of physical security necessary to operate a business.

Case in point regarding this is a Black-owned business in one of the (they're all bad) shittier parts of NE Baltimore.

http://northbaltimore.patch.com/articles/waverly-merchants-association-disbands#_=_

Location: http://g.co/maps/8sbe6

Take a look around. On the surface it seems like a nice area, but a couple blocks away in any direction are boarded up, deserted streets. Also on the same street are numerous barber shops/hair salons (where your tax dollars go so that sheeboons can "get dey hair did"), pawn shops and check cashing businesses.

What you also don't see pictured is the area at night after the denizens of Baltimore wake up. The sun is slightly to the SE and this street view was probably mapped around 11:30am.

Anonymous said...

Socialism really doesn't work. Look at the USSR and Soviet Bloc countries. They all collapsed. Socialism Lite might work for awhile too, but not in the long run. Capitalism can only work if some of the criminals are put in prison. That hasn't happened since the 1980's when the S&L scandal sent hundred of bankers to jail. This time, the bankers bought off the regulators before they ran their scams

W74 said...

Oops, found another. Keep in mind that these are roughly the same area in just the past week.

http://northbaltimore.patch.com/blog_posts/why-stop-at-padlocking-yau-bros

Baltimore is full of these stories, but there are plenty of places that are completely devoid of business/habitation (food deserts, abandoned machine shops, entire rows of boarded up homes, areas with no restaurants/gas/boutiques/offices etc.)

There are plenty of places, in Baltimore alone, where you won't hear of anything closing down because most everything is already long gone.

Zenster said...

Anonymous (November 15, 2011 4:39 PM): Socialism really doesn't work. Look at the USSR and Soviet Bloc countries. They all collapsed. Socialism Lite might work for awhile too, but not in the long run.

Correct. Greece is just the first in a long line of European dominoes (i.e., PIGS), that will topple until the EU is disbanded. Convenient as the Euro is for tourism, it has shackled all of Europe together in an already leaky economic lifeboat.

In earlier times, Greek mismanagement of their currency would have seen the drachma devalued, thus making the then bargain-priced Greek products and services attractive. This, in turn, would revive their economy.

No such thing can be done with the Euro as it would punish performer and under-performer alike. Successive mismanaged European Socialist states will each submerge until their collective drag on the productive ones forces a disbanding of the EU.

Capitalism can only work if some of the criminals are put in prison. That hasn't happened since the 1980's when the S&L scandal sent hundred of bankers to jail. This time, the bankers bought off the regulators before they ran their scams.

There are two other complicating factors. First, the Wall Street financial institutions can afford to hire the very cream of new law school graduates. This leaves the SEC with average or below average candidates to assist with regulation and enforcement. The SEC may as well bring a knife to a gunfight.

Even more damning is that once an SEC enforcer becomes sufficiently well-versed, they are then hired away by private institutions to help them circumvent legal restrictions.

Secondly, why haven't these financial wizards and corporate geniuses been marched into open court for their malfeasance and mismanagement?

Answer: Who signs the reelection campaign checks?

Again, America is now a one party system of the almighty dollar. The vast majority of our politicians are nothing more than street corner whores being bought off by the highest bidder.

Ben N Indiana said...

• Why not make the entire nation an 'enterprise zone' and eliminate black poverty?

• Mass transit worked when blacks and Whites were consigned to designated areas. It prevented White from being the victims of black violence and crime.

• Even if mass transit worked, I would prefer it be owned by private enterprise rather than government control.

• About iPad snatchers: Some enterprising individual will load a dummy iPad and give the thief an unpleasant surprise.

YT said...

"Correct. Greece is just the first in a long line of European dominoes (i.e., PIGS)"

What do you get when you add the U.S. and Japan to the PIIGS?

JIG IS UP

And it will be for BRA, this ponzi-fueled clown western society and everyone but the upper crust of the you know whos that run this whole thing.

Oh man, its going to be beautiful and frighting all at once.

A-11 said...

Kemp never believed in "civil rights" and enterprise zones, neither do prominent white liberals. "Free Enterprise Zones", just like the "anti-racism" of SWPLs, is just a way to keep living a quasi-segregated, rich lifestyle without having to deal with the reality of race. "Conservatives" like Kemp have to take SOME sort of notice of black economic failure, and like their PC leftist counterparts they have to pretend that it's not blacks fault, but deep down inside they believe pretty much what most posters here believe, that's why they're personal lifestyles are at odds with their professed beliefs. Kemp pushing economic zones as a vaccine for black ills was just a PR stunt from conservatives too cowardly to stand up to the white-hating racism of the left.

countenance said...

Ah, yes, "enterprise zones," the nonsense theory that blacks are poor because they don't live within walking distance of gainful employment.

Did Kemp or his modern day adherents ever consider that there might be a reason for that? All the gainful employment that used to be in walking distance of blacks moved away for some inexplicable, or rather, very explicable reason.

Zenster said...

YT: What do you get when you add the U.S. and Japan to the PIIGS?

You can add America to the PIGS the instant Obama gets reelected. I do not see how this nation can possibly survive another four solid years of having this Communist osculator of Muslim arse at the helm.

Zimri said...

Rwanda (like Burundi) practices apartheid. The Tutsi ethnic group learnt the hard way what happens when the Bantu take over.

Ben N Indiana said...

Black or White?

Can you guess the ethnicity of the perps in these recent crimes?

• Girl, 10, Attacked Teacher Over Candy Seizure: black or white?

Here's the pic

• Wisconsin woman goes into violent rage over McDonalds menu change: black or white?

Here's the pic

• New Jersey Cops May Have Solved Case Of Thief Who Craps In Backseat Of Victims’s Cars: black or white?

Here's the pic

• Michigan "Batman" Could Avoid Jail In Guilty Plea Over Nocturnal Nuttiness: black or white?

Here's the pic

Anonymous said...

"Enterprise zones", LOL. Crack, prostitution, bootleg CD's, stolen electronics - Afro-enterprise at its finest!

I hope many more people wake up and finally see what a sick joke modern mainstream conservatives are soon. But I'm sure they won't.

make it rain TRUTH said...

How do these "enterprise zones" solve the problems that have chased out the businesses in the first place?

To fix a problem, one first needs to identify the cause.

These businesses haven't fled because of taxes. Though tax burdens being excessive IS a problem in many cities, and unfortunately across America..... this isn't the problem in this case.

The businesses flee because crime is rampant.

"Enterprise zones" that reduce taxes to naught aren't going to fix that. Furthermore, they exacerbate the problem many of these black undertow cities are suffering from: low revenues.

It's sheer stupidity and nebulous double-talk. All intended to NOT look at the REAL cause.

Anonymous said...

@ Zenster:

While half of the food deserts in my city are in black areas the other half are areas taken over by Mexicans.

Dissident said...

Zenster nailed it with.

"Again, America is now a one party system of the almighty dollar. The vast majority of our politicians are nothing more than street corner whores being bought off by the highest bidder."

What else needs to be said, that's sums it in a Gold plated nut shell. And because of such pervasive corruption from the top of the pyramid straight to the bottom, is exactly why America is in it's death throes as a nation. We already are a backwater nation, a third world Haitian style hell-hole.

It's just that, because of so much government (tax payer) largess that most don't realize this yet. America is a ship of fools and it's taking on lot's of water. We're bleeding profusely and band aids aren't going to stop the hemorrhaghing much longer.

Dead men walking, that's what we are.

maximum bob said...

More coonery on the NYC subways:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/16/l-train-attack-caught-on-video-cops-looking-for-suspects/

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ November 16, 2011 4:05 AM said:

'While half of the food deserts in my city are in black areas the other half are areas taken over by Mexicans.'

Even the areas that are largely Mexican (In California anyway) have several independent grocers that specialize in Mexican foods. Most of them that I've been in have excellent quality and selections of fresh produce and baked goods and meat. (Mexican candy has got to be an acquired taste though. That stuff is awful.)

A-11 said...

More bad economic news for blacks:

Postal Service loses $5.1 billion in fiscal 2011

http://tinyurl.com/84degct

~AV~ said...

@ ANON November 16, 2011 8:47 AM

Here in Texas...the Mexicans are willing to live off of rice and beans, and other basic staples that require preparation...so managing a small grocery store in run down Mexican parts of town is still profitable.

Culturally most Mexicans have a homemaker and a wage earner classic family making the grocery dollar stretch...because the homemaker cooks from scratch.

niggers...have no such values...

Ben N Indiana said...

maximum bob said...
More coonery on the NYC subways:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/16/l-train-attack-caught-on-video-cops-looking-for-suspects/

This is why Jim Crow laws allowed Whites and blacks to sit in their own areas of buses.

Multiply this attack by 100x or more per day. Probably only 1 in 100 (or less) is caught on video.

Cap'n Crunch said...

One of the many reasons I left Boston, and later the state of massachusetts, USA, was that city and state has taken the "sanctuary city" to the extreme. If you wish I will FWD you daily stories on shootings, stabings robbery and assaults...all from one section of the city. Heres food for thought;I worked for an international airline at logan airport. One of my "co-workers" was a dope from nigeria. This person barely could speak english. his apartment, car and of course EBT, section 8, food and fuel assistance;(FREE), a monthly stipend for expenses and more, were paid by the state. He was also attending night medical school, you guessed it; paid for by the state.But the thing that pissed me off was he made a good paycheck for doing nothing, AND STATE AND FEDERAL TAXES were not deducted from his check, because he was a refugee.

Laz said...

@ AV:

Where I live (in Fort Worth, TX) all the food deserts that aren't majority black are majority Mexican.

Most of the Mexicans I've known live 3 generations to a house. Dad and the uncles "work" while Mom watches the children and soaks up EBT and WIC. Seen it way too many times.

Zenster said...

Vin Weber, a former congressman from Minnesota and a close friend, said Mr. Kemp would often say, “I can’t help but care about the rights of the people I used to shower with.”

Coming (as it were), so close on the heels of Sandusky's sexual molestation charges; am I the only one to get a queasy sensation of over-identification and voluntary e-Race from Kemp's "shower scene" comments?

I was reluctant to post this at first but I am heartily sick of DWLs who just can't get enough Black companionship.

Anonymous said...

In LA 'they' are trying to build a subway...9 miles long
from 'the hood' to the beach.
google for more info.

And on july 4 near the beach I saw a carload of blacks stealing phones..
when they were caught they had 7? of them..grabbing in daylight.

Anonymous said...

Cast your eyes upon the aftermath of the "black plague": http://www.forgottendetroit.com/index.html

This is what happens when white civilization is overtaken and eaten alive by savages. And this is only the infrastructure. Imagine the millions of terrible human tragedies behind all the physical decay.

For full effect I recommend putting on some somber ambient music like Brian Eno while paging through the photos to really hammer home the joy of "diversity".

It's astounding that anyone believes in multiculturalism and "diversity" in the face of all the overwhelming evidence against it. It just goes to show how intensely brainwashed and manipulated the majority of the population are. The grip the media have on the feeble-minded populace is remarkable. Most people could have live executions of whites by blacks outside their front door 24/7 but, as long as ABC/NBC/CBS tells them diversity is wonderful, they won't see any problem.

Anonymous said...

Through the years I would read internet rumours that Kemp was gay.

Anonymous said...

Latest news is that Detroit is one-quarter step away from total bankrupsy. That's what African leadership does.

RobertB said...

"Secondly, why haven't these financial wizards and corporate geniuses been marched into open court for their malfeasance and mismanagement?"

Actually, they did what the law required under the Community (read black community) Reinvestment Act. Banks were required to lend money to blacks and other minorities on a quota basis. While it's true Jimmy Carter came up with this and Bill Clinton gave it teeth, George Bush also aided in the meltdown. The reason none of them are in jail is because, seeking to offset the negative side to lending money to people who weren't likely to pay it back, they bundled a "few" bad loans with lots of good ones.

The idea was that if you bought a package of say 100 loans, and 15 of them were bad, this would spread the risk out enough that no one would get hurt. But, the Bush administration and it's "Home Ownership Society" program sought to ingratiate hispanics as well as make up for the loss in manufacturing jobs with construction jobs. It didn't work as it was too stupid to start with--a house is not a refrigerator. In reality, the whole thing was really just another form of "reparations" in that the laws passed since the meltdown have served, or were meant to, essentially give these houses to the blacks. Many thousands of abandoned homes have been sold for ten cents on the dollar and are now being rented back to HUD as Sec 8 housing. Many thousands more were refinanced at a loss to the taxpayers and the difference was written off. Only middle class whites whose mortgages went under water are taking it in the shorts.

RobertB said...

I remember Kemp era enterprise zones. We had some here. A Fortune 500 company named Control Data took it seriously. They actually built lots of manufacturing plants in ghetto areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. That was the company's home turf. They also built them in other cities.

Control Data no longer exists. it's long gone, in fact. I wonder just how much of an impact on the company's bottom line those enterprise zones had--after all, being a manufacturer of mainframes and hiring the bottom tenth of society sounded like a recipe for disaster to me at the time--and I was a kid in high school.

Anonymous said...

Free Enterprise Zones for black areas are pretty close to black occupied areas anyways are anyways- Plenty of Govt money flowing in and next to no tax revenue coming out.

Besides, as most people who've ever had an idea about making money will attest- Seeing someone make money doing something they themselves could do better- is often what motivated them.

But with the average purchasing power of black people dependent on whatever the welfare check comes to, don't expect much..

PA said...

Jack Kemp was the most ridiculous figure in American politics, ever.