Equitable living does not equal socialism. I am not for a situation for where we all pay for each other as our needs and expense differ. But, you should not go from one part of the city to another and the value of opportunity totally change. We are taxed alike so the resources should be alike. Drive through most communities and you will see one of three things. A mixed environment with business and and housing, a full housing community, or a failing corridor. To often its the later. Rising rent, crime, a lack of multi level jobs; all equal a situation where it is hard for a person to get into the economy. No matter the gdp or tax rate there has to be a affordable way to fulfill the needs of people and ensure our citizens have the resources they need to live well in our city. There is no substitute for hard work but what if there is no where to work at? We forget how many people are having to change careers and relocate to fit in with the economy instead of the economy working for them. We can change that and ensure that the boundaries of this city have working, walk able, multi skill level opportunities in place to provide for needs and give a outlet for people to work.
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