Posted 3 weeks ago on Feb. 23, 2019, 6:59 p.m. EST by elf3
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So what can we as a people do? We can limit the number of landlords in our cities. We can demand rent control. We can charge commercial tax rates on commercial landlords and non-owner occupied dwellings. This isn't rocket science. Get the landlords out - condoize and create ownership and get actual owners back into single family homes instead of flippers, air b&b'ers, and profiteers. Housing is a fundamental need and human right. IT IS THE ECONOMY. When a person's entire income is going to housing there is little left for other needs. On top of stagflated wages that have far from kept up with this new shark housing market it is impossible for average people to live. Even worse landlords claim they provide this wonderful service when in actuality they hoarde housing, drive up rates, and worst of all receive taxpayer subsidies to meet their extortion. Beyond this how many foreign multi-national corps, Saudi businessmen, and wealthy Chinese leaders are in on the game? Coming here and gobbling up everything they can so they can rent it back to our citizens at extreme rates - price setting, creating land scarcity. This is more than unpatriotic it is colonization by the one percent elite. It must stop for our country to get back to the equality opportunity we once enjoyed.