Biden’s ‘Made In America’ Plan Is Bullying Homeowners Off Their Land to Build a Taxpayer-Subsidized Chip Plant – By Eric Boehm (Reason) / Nov 16, 2022
The president has touted a factory jobs boom. In practice, that means forcing people out of their homes to benefit corporate projects that rely on billions of dollars of subsidies.
Michelle Nuzzo-Kelly remembers feeling somewhat bewildered the first time someone called and offered to buy her house out of the blue.
She recalls putting the agent on speaker so he could hear the hammering going on in the background. “That’s the sound of a brand new roof being installed,” she told him. It was a $10,000 expense—hardly the sort of thing you’d do if you planned to move. That was in September 2020.
But the calls kept coming. Letters followed. They included offers—the first was “a slap in the face,” says Nuzzo-Kelly—and it wasn’t long before she got fed up with it. “I said, ‘stop calling me. My home is not for sale. There’s no for-sale sign on my property.'”
Neighbors got the same requests, all at the same time. It wasn’t long before she and other residents of Burnet Road, a dead-end strip of asphalt about 10 miles north of Syracuse, New York, were able to piece together a bit of what was happening.