....the centerpiece of Obama’s agenda — the redistribution of money from the suburbs to the cities — is still mostly in the plotting stages. Thus, a more accurate title for Kurtz’s book might have been “How Obama Plans To Rob The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities In A Second Term.”
The model for that happens to be MMSD. As you recall, MMSD is "regional"; it robbed Milwaukee suburbs for the sole benefit of the City of Milwaukee; it was instituted by a far-Left Mayor and Governor (albeit Maier and Reynolds would blanch at today's Leftist ideals such as gay "marriage') and was abetted by State funding.
It is NOT a co-incidence that MMSD is a body which taxes without representation, and (significantly) its governance is still dominated by the City of Milwaukee, even though its population-majority has shifted to the bled-white suburbs within the District.