23 Apr '12, 4am

Romney, once an anti-sprawl crusader, created model for Obama ‘smart growth’ program

Mitt Romney pushed for smart-growth policies in Massachusetts. (Photo by Gage Skidmore) Everyone knows that “Obamacare” was modeled on Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts health-care law. But did you know that a key Obama “smart growth” initiative — the Partnership for Sustainable Communities — was also created in the mold of a Romney program? Tea Partiers rallied to quash funding for this Obama partnership last fall. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), conservative darling, criticized the idea for the partnership when it first arose and accused the Obama administration of trying to impose “an urban-utopian fantasy through an unprecedented intrusion of the Federal Government into the shaping of local communities.” The Republican National Committee recently warned that smart growth is part of a U.N. conspiracy (green helicopters, anyone?). This is yet another issue on which the party’s presum...

Full article: http://grist.org/election-2012/romney-once-an-anti-sprawl...

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