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California nonprofit calls
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Posted By: NorthernDog, 4/2/2020 6:26:51 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The start of the month under a statewide stay-at-home order means many tenants and homeowners are scrambling to come up with the money for their rent and mortgage bills. On Wednesday, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment declared a statewide rent strike, demanding that those payments be forgiven until people can return to work. With so many workers out of a job right now, a number of families do not know when their next paycheck is coming -- but the bills keep piling up. Spring usually marks the start of a busy wedding season for California florist Terra


They want rent to be 'forgiven'. Problem is, the landlord's expenses are not going to magically disappear.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Right Time 4/2/2020 6:57:01 PM (No. 366525)
Will rental property owners get their property taxes forgiven too?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Skinnydip 4/2/2020 7:03:12 PM (No. 366531)
And their maintenance expenses, and their mortgages, and...?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Avanti1 4/2/2020 7:08:08 PM (No. 366534)
Time for everyone in financial trouble to assess their priorities. Is paying the rent a higher priority than internet connectivity? Higher than unlimited mobile phone data and voice? Higher than subscription TV connections and paid programming? You need to decide. Will California forgive all taxes: income, property, sales? Perhaps renters should apply for a personal loan to be repaid, with interest, once the health crisis abates.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 4/2/2020 7:20:47 PM (No. 366545)
The law already puts a moratorium on Landlords to enforce their rental, and lease agreements. Agreements and rent that they depend on to make their monthly mortgage payments, and annual property taxes. The property taxes on my home are $500.00 a month, I can only imagine how much a apartment building is paying. You can bet that this left leaning state with the liberals in total control of he house and senate will pass more stringent law against the evil landlord.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 4/2/2020 8:08:46 PM (No. 366597)
More Democrats throwing sand in the gears, as usual.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: or gate 4/2/2020 9:16:29 PM (No. 366641)
Cali commies in action.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DARling 4/2/2020 9:27:06 PM (No. 366653)
How about personal responsibility? It's amazing how many things the so-called poor consider to be necessities. I am not poor but cook thrifty meals for my family. We got rid of our satellite tv a few months ago and don't miss it. I have enough in savings. accumulated over many years, to pay the bills for several months if my spouse becomes unemployed. We have a house that is less expensive than we could have afforded and we were never upside down during the last financial crisis, unlike our friends who bought too much house and then took out home equity loans on the inflated prices before the crash. If this rent strike thing takes off, you can kiss affordable rentals goodbye. You can bet your bottom dollar that every landlord will pad the rent to have a cushion to set aside for crises like this one.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 4/3/2020 12:56:49 AM (No. 366712)
If you don't pay the landlord, they cannot pay the bank, then the bank cannot pay their bills. So how does the State of California propose everyone pay their bills? Apparently, just not paying them any longer---but will people work for nothing? From the price posting of things in California, it appears that they expect a very high return on their work.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: doctorfixit 4/3/2020 1:14:14 AM (No. 366718)
Private Property is also in the crosshairs as Democrats go on a full frontal assault against Family, Faith, Freedom and the Constitution.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/3/2020 1:33:07 AM (No. 366726)
The calls for outright Communism are ramping up. Free everything until the commies get what they want, then it's nothing for anyone except for the elites.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 4/3/2020 3:01:29 AM (No. 366749)
How about the homeowners ? Do they matter ? This is a socialist dream come true. Sticking it to the man. I am a frugal person and kept my home during the depression when a lot of my neighborhood lost theirs. It's very strange when people call themselves low income but have expensive phones, newer cars and cable TV. In six months when the stimulus checks have bought everything not needed, you can buy them used at the pawn shop.
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