Housing Policy

Ilhan Omar's Bill Would Enable the Feds To Seize Landlords' Properties for Trying To Collect Rent During Coronavirus

The Minnesota congresswoman's proposal to cancel rents and mortgages during the coronavirus pandemic is both wildly impractical and constitutionally dubious.

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The movement to cancel rent during the COVID-19 pandemic is going national. On Friday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D–Minn.) introduced the Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act, which does what the title suggests, and much, much more.

Omar's legislation—which is being co-sponsored by "squad" Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D–Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D–Mass.), alongside three other progressive Democrats and a bevy of left-wing activist groups—would cancel rent and mortgage payments for the entire country "regardless of income or payment level."

The rent and mortgage suspension would only apply to primary residences and would remain in effect until a month after the end of the national emergency President Donald Trump declared on March 13. Tenants and homeowners would not have to make payments on leases or mortgages during that whole time, nor could their landlords or lenders use their failure to pay as a cause for eviction or foreclosure.

In addition, tenants and homeowners could not be charged late fees or penalties, nor could they have their credit scores downgraded. People who feel they've suffered an "adverse action" for exercising these protections could sue their landlord or mortgage lender in federal court for damages.

The attorney general would also be empowered to take civil action against property owners and mortgage lenders for violating renters' and homeowners' rights under the act. Violators could be hit with a $5,000 fine for a first offense and a $10,000 fine for the second offense. Landlords who violate the act three or more times could be fined $50,000 or could even have their property seized.

That means the government could snatch up a landlord's rental property just for reporting three tenants who didn't pay their rent to a credit reporting agency.

These are all extreme measures, which Omar argues are justified by the extreme circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Congress has a responsibility to step in to stabilize both local communities and the housing market during this time of uncertainty and crisis," said the Minnesota congresswoman in a press release. "In 2008, we bailed out Wall Street. This time, it's time to bail out the American people who are suffering."

One common criticism of rent and mortgage forgiveness policies is that they just pass on the costs of housing to rental property owners and lenders who have their own bills to pay.

To that end, Omar's legislation would create two funds to compensate landlords and mortgage lenders for any income they lose as a result of her bill. But this money would come with a lot of strings attached.

In order to be eligible for relief funds, landlords couldn't raise rents for five years. They would also not be allowed to discriminate against tenants based on their credit score or criminal history during that same five year period. According to a summary of the bill put out by Omar's office, landlords making use of these relief funds would also have to give tenants a 10 percent equity stake in their properties.

A relief fund for mortgage lenders would also be created and would come with requirements to report detailed lending data to federal housing authorities. Both funds would be administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The bill would create a new Affordable Housing Acquisition Fund, also administered by HUD. This fund would give money to government entities and nonprofits to buy up private buildings and convert them to income-restricted affordable housing. To facilitate these purchases, property owners would have to notify HUD when they intend to sell a rental property, and then give low-income housing providers 60 days to make an offer on their building.

Anyone who did purchase a property through HUD's affordable housing fund would have to agree to provide tenants with free "wrap-around" services, including healthcare, childcare, employment and education assistance, and financial literacy education.

One might ask themselves how exactly free financial literacy classes at federally-funded public housing fits into an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The answer is it doesn't.

Rather it appears that Omar is using the pandemic, and the swell of support for rent cancellation that it's created, as a vehicle for enacting her ambitious, preexisting housing policy goals.

Much of what's included in Omar's bill appears borrowed from the $1 trillion public housing legislation that she introduced in November of last year. That bill called for creating millions of new public housing units that would come with free social services provided on-site.

Omar's latest legislation is effectively an attempt to strong-arm landlords into getting this same result.

To summarize, her bill would eliminate landlords' ability to earn income from their properties, and then attach a number of incredibly costly conditions for accessing relief funds.

Landlords who balk at the bailout conditions Omar proposes, but who can't afford to earn $0 for the duration the coronavirus emergency would be left with the option of selling their properties. When they do put their properties on the market, they'd be first required to offer them to low-income housing providers who'd be receiving generous federal aid to snap up units.

This is all incredibly coercive, not to mention constitutionally dubious. It's also wildly impractical from a fiscal perspective. The federal government is currently looking at a quadrupled $3.8 trillion budget deficit this year, according to estimates from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

In addition to this staggering amount of debt, Omar's bill would have the federal government offering to pay the nation's rent and mortgage bills, not to mention financing the purchase of an untold number of private rental buildings.

The extremity of the Minnesota congresswoman's proposal also makes it unlikely to gain much traction in Congress. That's good news for advocates for private property, even if it does speak ill of Omar's priorities as a legislator. With even some Republican members of Congress talking about rent forgiveness, there's potential that a more modest and targeted bill could actually attract significant support.

The radicalism of Omar's proposal is nevertheless evidence of just how much of an opening some progressives see in the coronavirus pandemic to enact any number of policies that would have been unthinkable in February.

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  1. Do these motherfuckers even care that these bills (even if passed) can’t actually do what they say they can do?

    1. Failing to pass ridiculous bills is a badge of honor in progressive political circles.

      1. So much so that I sometimes think they’d have a heart attack if one actually passed.

        1. The entire point is to demonize the sensible people who shoot this down, and next cycle to paint them as those who helped greedy landlords profit from your misery.

          They don’t give a shit about your rent. They want your vote

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          1. But, will it pay my rent?

      2. Oppression!

    2. That didn’t seem to stop the tariff-imposing slack-jaws.

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    4. Do these motherfuckers even care that these bills (even if passed) can’t actually do what they say they can do?

      Or in her case, brotherfucker.

      1. Winner! Close the competition for the day.

    5. While your cancelling the rent payments, naturally you will be cancelling the mortgage payments I make for those rental properties, yes? And then magically wipe that debt off the bank’s books too.
      Just run the economy on fairy dust, hopes and dreams.

      1. The New Green Deal?

      2. Commie b*ch just absolutely gotta go.

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  2. //One common criticism of rent and mortgage forgiveness policies is that they just pass on the costs of housing to rental property owners and lenders who have their own bills to pay.

    To that end, Omar’s legislation would create two funds to compensate landlords and mortgage lenders for any income they lose as a result of her bill. But this money would come with a lot of strings attached.//

    The elimination of private property is the goal and bills like this are incremental measures toward achieving that goal.

    1. Incremental? This is all the way, baby!

      1. Can’t say I disagree.

    2. “According to a summary of the bill put out by Omar’s office, landlords making use of these relief funds would also have to give tenants a 10 percent equity stake in their properties.”

      No, we either eat the loss or give our property to the tenant. Private Property is OK as long as its your voters who now own it.

  3. NEVER LET A CRISIS GO TO WASTE!

    1. Think it’ll go viral? 8-(

      1. Only if the curve is flattened.
        Or isn’t flattened.
        Not sure which.
        But, either way, Ron Bailey assures us it will kill 250,000 people

        1. No, 270,000.
          Do I hear 280,000?

          1. those are rookie numbers, you need to pump those numbers up!

            1. WuFlu’s competing with guns to see which can reach that magic 200-million-dead-US-citizens number first.

              https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/biden-says-150-million-people-killed-by-guns-since-2007

            2. Done. Twice a day.

    2. Well, it would seem the answer to the question is that it takes only one death. Governor Cuomo, for example, believes that the goal of saving “just one life” implicitly warrants the imposition of an unlimited variety of draconian control measures. It would be downright sociopathic to expect anything more than that.

      After all, do you want your grandfather to die? I didn’t think so. Naturally, the politicians are promising “one life saved” to everyone. Who can say no to that?

      1. “Governor Cuomo, for example, believes that the goal of saving “just one life” implicitly warrants the imposition of an unlimited variety of draconian control measures.”

        Unless of course that life is a baby waiting to be born. Then it has to save over 600,000 lives.

      2. The saving “one life” argument is fallacious as it is not within our capabilities to determine if a particular government policy saves “one life”. If we could do this, the entire branch of mathematics known as statistics would not be useful.

        1. The real point being, of course, that they never bother to count how many lives the same regulation COST.
          If you let me do a cost/benefit analysis without including any of the costs, I win every time.

      3. I think some people are wonder if Grandma or Grandpa dies how much to do I inherit.

      4. Poverty costs lives, and it’s likely that these economy-destroying policies will cost more lives than they save. But most liberal politicians have neither experienced poverty nor worked in any of the wealth-producing jobs that reduce poverty.

    3. Life is priceless. You’d best remember that……….comrade.

  4. Rent seekers seeking to punish rent seekers. The left is so cute when they fall prey to an Alanis Morrisette-like misunderstanding of ‘ironic’.

    Don’t ya think?

    1. My wife is a super-cute liberal

  5. By simply doing the opposite of whatever Ilhan Omar recommends, you can offload cognitive processes like determining the contents of a bill. I don’t need to read it, because Ilhan Omar wants to pass it. I automatically know it’s bad for liberty.

    I thank Omar for keeping it simple.

    1. Now might be a good time to look into selling Allahu Akmar Minnesota to the Canadian government.

      1. You’ve got o wrong. They’re just huge fans of Admiral Ackbar. And you cannot repel a virus of this magnitude.

      2. Remember that MN is the home state of Hubert Humphrey.

        Rep Omar is just carrying the torch.

  6. The movement to cancel rent during the COVID-19 pandemic is going national.

    And, of course, “rent” includes property taxes, required insurance, etc, right? RIGHT?!

    1. Ha! Look at Mr. optimism here.

    2. Out home is nearly paid off. We offered good renters a $2k rebate off of the next 4 mos rent. Immediately the Austin tax appraisers DOUBLED the property tax, which in turn cascaded through escrow to DOUBLE escrow payments. Government parasites in Texas are way ahead of Omar Allahu Akbar when it comes to property looting.

  7. It looks like the Democrats have only one policy to get votes. Bribe the voters by any means possible. All the while trying to make it not look like a bribe.

    1. The Party of Gibs

      1. ludicrous gibs!

        1. Gigantic gibs! With seconds!

    2. Well, that and grievance. And victim hood. And guilt.

      Happy people need not apply.

      1. If the goal is, as claimed, equal distribution of misery, happy people betta keep on runnin’.

  8. No State shall… pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.

    OK, but if you are gonna stomp on Article 1, Section 10, I want to be granted a Barony, bitch.

    1. That just “some people wrote something”

  9. What a dumb bitch.

    1. Not really. She continues to divert hundreds of thousands of dollars to her husband’s PR firm as shes on a safe deep blue district.

      A piece of shit? Yes. Dumb? Shes rich now.

      1. whatever happened to the investigation into her?

        1. Nothing. Technically not illegal to hire your boyfriend or hubby to be a consultant. 60% of her campaign funds go to his firm.

          1. Is this the brother or the husband? I get confused

  10. Why not just stand at the ocean’s shore and command the tides to stop.

    What she essentially wants is a government takeover of housing. Have a spine – don’t stop there – propose the take-over of other things people need – food and clothing and …. where does it end?

    1. Cnut would like a word with you.

      1. That stupid cnut can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine (the congress-critter not the king).

    2. where does it end?

      If history is any guide, it ends in a labor camp for most people here.

      1. More like a mass grave. Socialists gotta mass-murder, you know.

  11. It appears “The Squad” misunderstood which body they were elected to — they appear to believe that they were elected to the Editorial Review Board of The Onion.

  12. More like The Firing Squad. I am investing in walls and blindfolds. The blindfolds will have Che’s image on them. Landowners, beware. The agrarian reform is at hand.

    1. Once again, I am in awe of your ability to coin phrases and write headlines. Are you sure you aren’t Matt Drudge?

      1. I don’t look good in fedoras.

        1. It’s debatable that anyone looks good in a fedora.

          1. Only one fedora per crew.

    2. The serfs got uppity after the black death too.

      1. You got stoooopid about the time you were born.

    3. “The agrarian reform is at hand”

      And it went so well in Zimbabwe.

  13. This woman just proves why diversity is a good thing. It puts on display how bat shit insane some segments of our population are, and furthermore shows us what districts they live in.

    1. “… shows us what districts they live in”

      The ones we should nuke from orbit, just to be sure.

    2. Please don’t say that. Next thing you know she’ll be on the national LP platform committee with Tokyo Rose and Star Person.

  14. “This is all incredibly coercive, not to mention constitutionally dubious.”

    Not to mention that the sponsors of the bill are certifiably insane.

  15. why hasn’t she been neutralized yet over that whole brother thing?

    1. (D)
      Did you miss that part?

      1. Missed the (vagina) part too. And (non-white). And (immigrant).
        And (Muslim).

        Omar (D) (vagina) (non-white) (immigrant) (Muslim) is untouchable.

  16. The radicalism of Omar’s proposal is nevertheless evidence of just how much of an opening some progressives see in the coronavirus pandemic to enact any number of policies that would have been unthinkable in February.

    I would suggest the radicalism of the proposal is evidence that they understand the concept of moving the Overton Window and establishing bargaining positions in a way Republicans never have. See, when somebody proposes fucking you up the ass, the counter-proposal shouldn’t be merely not being fucked up the ass because that necessarily means any compromise position is going to be in a direction you’re not going to like. The counter-proposal to this gradual elimination of the concept of private property would be that people who don’t pay their rent or mortgage on time should be shot in the face repeatedly and their carcasses be fed to pigs. Now you’ve got some compromise space for both sides!

    In the same vein, a counter-offer to gun control advocates who insist they only want reasonable, common-sense gun laws would be to offer to repeal the Brady Bill and the whole background check thing on the grounds that it obviously wasn’t reasonable and common-sense enough to suit them. As long as the bargaining positions are staked out as “lots more gun control laws” and “not a lot more gun control laws”, the compromise position is always going to be “a little more gun control laws” and it’s a stupid bargaining position to take.

    1. I agree with everything you said.
      As a gun enthusiast, I have advocated that our position should be no compromise.
      On anything.
      We are suffering the death of a thousand cuts with bump stock bans, magazine capacity limits, assault weapon bans.
      Virginia just passed one gun purchase per month!
      The NRA has been complicit in every “compromise”
      We should be fighting for national concealed carry, silencers sold over the counter, and college campus carry.
      No more compromise!

      1. “Virginia just passed one gun purchase per month!”

        Obvious response to that is for every Virginia gun owner to go out and buy one gun each month. Assuming 50% gun ownership (WAG), that would increase the number of guns in VA by some 50 million in a year’s time. I bet that would get some notice.

        1. And they would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for that meddling lockdown-induced poverty.

    2. The property ownership thing has been going on for years with *New Urbanists* SJWs. It was not “unthinkable” to them in February or ten years ago, or anytime in history. Shit US taxpayers are funding the WHO, a despot money laundering, marxist revolutionary organization. Gee let me guess, the legacy media is not writing about this bill.

    3. The Kleptocracy window has always been “a little/lot more men with guns dictating our lives.” Yet before the 1972 LP platform, military press gang conscription, hard time for plant leaves and coathanger abortion laws were the absolute “little” position. Spoiler votes are what drag that Overton window toward or away from totalitarianism.

  17. I don’t usually say this about women, but that is one punchable face.

    1. a face only a brother could love (sorry)

      1. He settled.

        1. Kinda of like Arnold Schwarzenegger, when he had an affair with his maid; he was too lazy to leave the house, too.

          1. How is that “kinda of like” incest?

            1. Just that it’s a case of being too lazy to leave the house, so you take what’s right there, just so that you don’t have to put on pants and shoes to leave the house.

              1. Or, to put on a condom!

    2. I dunno, I could probably hate fuck her. Emphasis on hate, though, and I definitely wouldn’t feel good about it afterward.

      1. But would you call her afterwards? And what would you call her?

  18. Take advantage of a crisis
    Offers a problem as a solution
    Government comes to the rescue of those affected by the solution
    Make the rescue dependent on sacrifice

    That’s some evil shit.

    1. Makes most gangsters look reasonable

      1. Nice rental property you have there! It’d be a shame if your renters… suddenly stopped paying rent and then suffered some adverse affects and we’d have to seize it in order to protect the poor renter from your bourgeois persecution of the working class.

      2. I hear you paint rented houses…

    2. The pattern is: government policy and poor regulation cause a crisis. The government publicly and violently searches for culprits, aided by the MSM, and names the wrong parties–usually in the private sector. The government then rolls out a massive new law and its regulatory children to “fix” the problem as they defined it. The new law doesn’t solve the real problem, costs a lot, and has massive unintended consequences, including setting the stage for the next crisis, which will be bigger and more damaging.

      Memory of the past crisis fades and everybody reluctantly adjusts to the massive new regulatory overhead. A new crisis occurs. The government publicly and violently searches for the culprits, aided by the MSM–looking exclusively in the business community…and so it goes.

  19. Using this crisis for the government to seize all private property and put herself and her gang in charge is the goal.

    1. Goal? Go anywhere in the Prophet’s Ottoman Outhouses and see the accomplishment!

      1. Shit disturber!

  20. If that doesn’t constitute a taking under the 5th Amendment I don’t know what would. I would think even the liberal wing of the court would throw that out on its ass.

    1. Never mind the contracts clause Chuck P. mentioned.

      But this shit isn’t intended to pass — it’s simply a combination of virtual signalling her base, plus frog-boiling.

    2. The problem is, you’d have to wait for justice until a year without a T in it.

  21. I pray this woman experiences a permanent UTI.

  22. The government has been captured by rent – seekers; not in the way you might think. Because site values are not socialized to pay for local services (site values which the community creates in the first place), the cost of housing is unnecessarily inflated beyond what its normal market price would be. Government sanctions wealth stolen from the community by privileged land title ‘owners’. Are you a real or a royal libertarian?
    https://schalkenbach.org/rsf-2/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Sullivan-Dan-1998-Real-or-Royal-libertarian.pdf

    1. Kulaks are evil and must be punished

    2. “Because site values are not socialized to pay for local services (site values which the community creates in the first place), the cost of housing is unnecessarily inflated beyond what its normal market price would be. Government sanctions wealth stolen from the community by privileged land title ‘owners’.”

      You.
      Are.
      Full
      Of.
      Shit.
      Fuck off and die, slaver.

      1. Read the link, hack.

        1. If you can’t state your basic argument in a paragraph, I’m disinclined to follow your shady link to figure out what the heck you might mean.

  23. Suprised Reason has a problem with this? The next step after the Reason endorsed state bureaucrats banning of single family homes, square footage rationing is throwing all of the Kulaks in front of a firing squad. According to Reason, land ownership and square footage desires/demand are racist.

  24. “…constitutionally dubious.”

    You are entirely too kind.

  25. Ilhan Omar’s Bill . . .

    Well, she’s got to do *something* . . . to provide cover. She mostly dodged the immigration fraud scandal but now is going to have to cover up the campaign finance and money laundering scandal.

  26. Totes not full blown communists.

    Man oh man those four dirt bag twats.

  27. After reading this article, I am left wondering why the tone is trying to be so passive and even handed. This is a libertarian magazine. By that definition, you should not only be against the taking of private property, you should be tearing into those four progressive bitch whores. You should be actively undermining them and getting the word out to their constituents that they are dangerous communists. But instead we get this pablum.

    1. And yet you and I both clicked on it – – – – – – – – – – – –

    2. Don’t want to appear racist and xenophobic, dontchaknow?

  28. If tenants are not paying rent will they then undertake maintenance expenses? Not all landlords are wealthy slumlords. My landlord owns my building as an investment property. A lot of the rent goes back into the building. Many upgrades and repairs have been make over the past 4-5 years. Dude works full-time for a utilities company and does a lot of labor around the place himself. Guys like him will fucked under Insane Ilhan’s bill.

    1. Well, after all, that is the intention.
      Eliminating individual ownership of private property is the clear goal here.

      1. thats been their goal since they purposely collapsed the housing market in 07. get people out of ownership and into rental property while claiming they wanted more home ownership with a policy that was bound to collapse

    2. That’s OK. Under full communism, tenants can pretend to pay rent and landlords can pretend to do maintenance.

    3. That’s us.

      What people don’t understand is the cost into maintaining a building. Rent in part goes towards that expense. Sometimes the expense is high enough to re-mortgage. Lots of factors go into running a rental property the average person can’t or won’t do.

      As for the value of the building on the back end the property IS the pension for people who don’t necessarily have corporate or government pensions.

      So yes, Ilhan (something tells me her Muslim shtick is BS) and those illiberal ignoramuses don’t see the evil part of their calculus because in their minds, landlords are shitlords exploiting people.

      As if tenants can’t can’t be bad tenants.

    4. We’ve been doing essentially this for some time in CA. The results are apparent everywhere. Just look at Oakland.

  29. Maybe this cunt really should go back to where she came from.

  30. So, what’s the problem with making sure that not only tenants but also homeowners get to stay housed during this time where other assistance to do so does not seem to be forthcoming for most?

    The “poor” lenders with their “expenses” have already gobbled up from anyone paying mortgage sometimes many times what a property’s purchase value was.

    If landlords don’t have that pressure of mortgage to pay, then that could be passed on to tenants.

    And yes, current income levels of tenants and homeowners during the crisis should be taken into account. With work, the bill can be modified as such.

    As far as future rent rates are concerned, we need to do something to stop these rent increases that have been spiraling out of control that have forced so many people out from homes… and so many small businesses out of business.

    My friend, now a very struggling restaurant owner is even more so now being attempted to be pushed out of her building by a landlord who doesn’t even live in America.

    Why be so worried about him?

    It’s her… American… business that needs to be saved.

    I love this country, and I think this bill, with some modifications is a great idea.

    1. Where do you think you are?

      1. “Reason”.

    2. /drops cigarette from lips.

      What the fuck have we done to the children?

      1. Public education.

  31. Rest assured that the landlord will still be on the hook for all property taxes…

    1. Without property tax collections, most local governments will be unable to fund even their most basic necessary functions.

      1. But cops and firefighters – the “first responder heroes” in CA will all get a raise.

      2. About 92% of mine go to my local public school, which last I checked was vacant and locked. So I’m good with that.

    2. Not just speculation. Arizona’s Governor Doug “Red Flag” Ducey (R-fergoddsake) just signed an executive order delaying evictions for renters impacted by the coronavirus… at the same time that the legislature adjourned will full knowledge that they were blowing off a property tax due-date postponement bill (it’s due in one week).

      https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-issues-order-delaying-evictions-renters-impacted-covid-19

  32. Thanks Reason I had almost forgotten about this stupid twat.

  33. So, this law effectively bans hotels as a concept, right? If you rent out a room to someone for a single night you either can’t charge them anything or they get a 10% stake in your property.

    What the fuck?

    1. Haha. Good point.
      There are plenty of people who live in pay by the month (or week) motels. Does this apply to them as well?

      1. Lady Gaga Nationalizes Trump Tower (AP Special to the New York Times)–New York, NY. Homeless performer Lady Gaga, whose audiences have been placed under house arrest since February over the Communivirus outbreak, has filed for expropriation of Trump Towers under Minnesota Representative Omar Allahu Akbar’s bill…

    2. So long to AirBnE.

  34. “The radicalism of Omar’s proposal is nevertheless evidence of just how much of an opening some progressives see in the coronavirus pandemic to enact any number of policies that would have been unthinkable in February.”

    The proposal is not nearly as radical as the $US2 trillion bailout that Trump and the congress are bandying about. It makes sense that this money goes to the public instead the rent seekers in the finance and real estate sectors.

    1. It is far more radical and makes zero sense.

  35. Unless this person has a bill attached to this ridiculous idea, like a stimulus package to offset property owners’ loss of revenue it shows just how out of touch with real-life she is.

    1. You mean it’s not socialist enough?

  36. I’ve always wondered why the American Revolution resulted in one of the greatest societies ever created while the French Revolution resulted in one of the most despicable periods of violence suppression, and unjust executions.
    I think the difference really what we refer to as common law. Under common law, people have certain rights: property, jury trial, etc.
    Without that basis, your basic politicians feel that they can mandate a better society while trampling on those rights.
    There is a real problem when our law makers don’t have a respect for that foundational concept of our society. We are on seriously dangerous ground. If we take a few steps further to the point where the masses agree with ‘the squad’ on this, I’m fearful for where this might lead.

    1. “There is a real problem when our law makers don’t have a respect for that foundational concept of our society. ”

      We have the courts to protect our rights. But they’re populated with politicians too. Don’t let the wigs and black robes fool you.

      1. I understand that.
        The issue is when lawmakers keep throwing crap at the wall until the SC agrees seizures no longer really means seizures.

    2. France was 99 and 44/100 Catholic in 1793, 150 years after people were tortured and burned alive in the public square of Loudon. That same year in godless Almighty Dollar America, George Washington’s second inaugural speech was 133 words long.

  37. I guess this is the logical endpoint of government’s lock down. If the government prevents people from working to pay their rent, it doesn’t make sense for them to end up homeless. Then again, maybe the idiots in charge should have thought of that before they decided to take away the right to earn a living.

    1. They could simply mail the bailout money to the lard lords and banks and let them have first crack at it, letting them skim off whatever’s coming to them. Anything left over can be passed along, minus appropriate handling fees.

  38. Just wait till the tenants who are 10% “owners” of the properties they’re living in start getting invoiced to pay up for 10% of all maintainenece and improvements that are done on the place.

    How long unitl the “squad” denounces that as somehow fundamentally unfair?

    1. From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs

      1. Financial responsiblity is part of ownership. If you want to own 10% of the house you’re renting, then be ready to kick in $2k when it costs 20 grand to replace the roof, or to cover 10% of the out-of-pocket when a burst pipe floods a few rooms and the drywall and carpet need to be replaced.

        I’d bet that “the squad” would consider that expectation to be some version of “oppression”.

  39. In fairness, she IS a complete moron. Mocking the obviously feeble-minded is not a good look : P

  40. “provide tenants with free “wrap-around” services, including healthcare, childcare, employment and education assistance, and financial literacy education.”

    Why should a landlord be responsible for any of this, this is bizzar

  41. Stop the anti-constitutional madness mudslime!
    You are the worst of the democrats. Pelosi is a mother Theresa next to you!

  42. I am both a landlord and a tenant. How can I milk this to my advantage?

    Haha.

  43. I believe part of the problem is that recent immigrants have no understanding of our system of government.

  44. And if the property owners don’t like it, they can marry their brother.

  45. That’s a crazy bill. But I would note that when it’s wall street that wants $ the tap is unlimited to those who already have a couple private islands. The bill needs a ton of work and one year is a crazy long time, but a few months suspension might make sense.

  46. The fact that this clueless clown was actually elected to represent Americans says all you need to know about the direction our country is headed in: Straight Down.

  47. How about car rentals? Can we go over to Enterprise and pick up a free car now and get 10% ownership if the original owner supplicates the govt for relief?
    What a fucking cunt.

  48. Next thing you know she’ll be on the national LP platform committee with Tokyo Rose and Star Person.

    Beat Horror Stories
    https://www.quotesstudios.com/2020/04/horror-stories-in-marathi.html

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