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Offlinelonestar2004
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Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief
    #4697328 - 09/22/05 10:36 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20050921/NEWS/109210036

DENVER - U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo on Wednesday called for the sale of federal land to fund Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.

"The federal government may be cash-poor but it is land rich. There is demand for farm and ranch land, and the federal government should have long ago transferred its massive holdings to the private sector, where it can be put to use," the Colorado Republican said in a statement.

He introduced a bill in Congress requiring the Interior Department to sell 15 percent of the federal land it controls, excluding national parks and Indian land. The Agriculture Department also would be required to sell a portion of the land it controls.

"Environmental radicals put up regulatory roadblocks to use of our national land, often miring any sensible land use proposal in endless litigation. My bill would give environmentalists an excellent opportunity to put their money where their mouth is and buy up federal land for conservation," Tancredo said.

A vast majority of federal lands - including more than 75 percent of the national forest acres, more than 90 percent of the national park acres, and more than 99 percent of the Bureau of Land Management acres - are located in the 12 western states including Alaska.


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Re: Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4698092 - 09/23/05 12:49 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

I don't see how flooding the real estate market could be in anyone's best interest... such a move would deflate the housing market, putting many more families in jeapordy than Katrina...


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Re: Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #4700024 - 09/23/05 12:23 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

there's a big difference between putting ranch and wilderness
lands on the auction block and deflating the housing market.


1. it would be years before homes and infrastructure would
exist there, so it would not be an immediate glut.

2. purchasers would only realistically develop the land unless
there was a pre-existing demand for property.


it's not like the feds hold a huge chuck of open space in the
middle of LA, Manhattan or SF...we're talking, largely, about
remote swaths of forest and plain.


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Re: Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief [Re: afoaf]
    #4702459 - 09/23/05 10:47 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

The government could sell the lands with certain CC&Rs.


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Re: Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4702549 - 09/23/05 11:20 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

How about they save money by cutting some of their Pig snout-in-the-trough pork barrel projects, eh? Bet you won't hear too much about that.  :smirk:


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Re: Congressman calls for sale of federal land to fund hurricane relief [Re: Jellric]
    #4702664 - 09/24/05 12:04 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

That would mean that the Republicans act in line with their rhetoric. If a man were to earnestly renounce all falsehoods including any misrepresentation of his character he would be unfit for politics or most other criminal endeavors. Sadly, the political class is congenitally unable to to do this.


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