One would not expect such a move from a president who is truly racist, but President Donald Trump always seems to belie that concept when it comes to his affection for minorities. In a truly heartfelt move to help Make America Great Again, Trump has signed an executive order to give a boost to investment in low-income neighborhoods.
The new executive order establishes the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will head the newly formed council.
The goal of the new council is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being properly invested in areas where they can make the most difference for low-income families. They are calling these low-income areas “opportunity zones.”
Essentially, this order strips a few layers of bureaucracy in order to make sure that every dollar invested in these areas is maximized and used in the most efficient way possible.
In addition to limiting bureaucracy, this executive order also provides a tax relief incentive to private businesses that are willing to invest in these opportunity zones. The average poverty rate in these communities is twice that of the national average.
This move is very much a boon for the people of the inner cities and low-income parts of the nation where investment is stymied by red tape, and a lack of tax breaks that are frequently called welfare for the rich. The return on such investments is multifold, and President Trump’s past business experience gives him the knowledge to explain that.
“This council will coordinate efforts across the entire federal government to deliver jobs, investment, and growth to the communities that need it the most. With the creation of today’s council, the resources of the whole federal government will be leveraged to rebuild low-income and impoverished neighborhoods that have been ignored by Washington in years past. Our goal is to make sure America’s great new prosperity is broadly shared by all our citizens.”
“No citizen will be forgotten, no community will be ignored, and no American will be left on the sidelines,” Trump said.
President Trump is actually doing something about this, not just giving the problem lip service as has happened for decades.