Post New Article

California nonprofit calls
for statewide rent strike

Original Article

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

Comments:

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

Post Reply

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?
13 people like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Skinnydip 4/2/2020 7:03:12 PM (No. 366531)
And their maintenance expenses, and their mortgages, and...?
10 people like this.

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.
4 people like this.

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.
4 people like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 4/2/2020 8:08:46 PM (No. 366597)
More Democrats throwing sand in the gears, as usual.
3 people like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: or gate 4/2/2020 9:16:29 PM (No. 366641)
Cali commies in action.
3 people like this.

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.
2 people like this.

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.
1 person likes this.

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.
1 person likes this.

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.
1 person likes this.

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.
0 people like this.

Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by NorthernDog"
Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter
and her 8-year-old son identified as
missing boaters on Chesapeake Bay
18 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/3/2020 4:48:33 PM Post Reply
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Authorities were searching Friday for the daughter and a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend after a canoe they were paddling in the Chesapeake Bay didn’t return to shore. Gov. Larry Hogan identified the missing relatives as Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and McKean’s 8-year-old son, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean. Hogan said at a news conference on Friday that he spoke with Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend about her missing relatives. Kennedy Townsend, who served two terms as Maryland’s lieutenant governor, is the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy. The search started Thursday afternoon after the state
CNN's Brooke Baldwin Tests Positive
for Coronavirus: 'It Came on
Suddenly — Chills, Aches, Fever'
23 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/3/2020 3:39:52 PM Post Reply
CNN host Brooke Baldwin has tested positive for coronavirus. The news personality, who anchors the 2-4 p.m. edition of CNN’s Newsroom, announced on Friday that she has been diagnosed with COVID-19. “Hi friends — I’ve tested positive for coronavirus. I am OKAY. It came on suddenly yesterday afternoon. Chills, aches, fever,” Baldwin, who resides in New York, wrote in an Instagram post. Although Baldwin, 40, said she has been social distancing and has no underlying conditions, she still contracted the novel coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic in March. “I’ve been social distancing. Doing ALL the things we’re being told
Landlords alarmed over
rent forgiveness proposal
25 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/3/2020 1:40:41 PM Post Reply
PORTLAND, Ore. — On Wednesday, Portland city leaders sent a letter to the governor asking for statewide rent forgiveness for people who lost incomes because of the pandemic. “We’ve never talked about a rent moratorium before or forgiving mortgages. I know it might sound outlandish to some, but I just ask them to consider the alternatives or offer alternatives. You can’t squeeze blood from a stone,” Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly told KATU. Since then, reaction has been swift, claiming if put in place, it would cause long-term damage to basic economic structures. One of the biggest opponents is an
Winter Party Attendee With
Coronavirus Fighting for His Life
22 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/2/2020 6:51:50 PM Post Reply
A 67-year-old man who attended the Winter Party Festival was in the ICU fighting for his life, after he and his husband tested positive for COVID-19. J. Heider said his husband, Thom Carr, was in critical condition on a ventilator. (Snip) A second man who attended the festival on Miami Beach last month has died from coronavirus, festival organizers said Tuesday. In a Facebook post, the Winter Party Festival said Ron Rich, a festival volunteer, succumbed to COVID-19 over the weekend. "Ron was a familiar face to the guests who attended the Task Force Gala, Winter Party Festival and our
Democrats' climate-focused infrastructure
pitch already running against headwinds
12 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/2/2020 6:42:11 PM Post Reply
House Democrats want to include a climate-heavy infrastructure plan they outlined two months ago in a fourth coronavirus recovery package, even amid renewed Republican calls to reject anything resembling the "green new deal." Renewed interest in pushing a big-spending infrastructure plan has emerged in recent days, but could be overwhelmed by climate politics. The $760 billion package House Democrats unveiled in late January would heavily invest in rail and transit, as well as broadband, vehicle electrification infrastructure and climate resiliency. “Always focusing on emergency and mitigation we go to the next phase, which is of recovery,” said House Speaker Nancy
California nonprofit calls
for statewide rent strike
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/2/2020 6:26:51 PM Post Reply
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
Bat Out Of Hell Chinese virus expert
filmed catching bats fuels conspiracy
coronavirus was caused by Wuhan scientists
15 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/2/2020 11:26:53 AM Post Reply
A film showing a Wuhan based virus expert catching bats has fuelled a conspiracy theory that the disease was man-made and leaked from a lab.The seven-minute film features the centre's researcher Tian Junhua, who has visited dozens of caves in Hubei province to capture the flyin g mammals and take samples. Called "Youth in the Wild — Invisible Defender”, the short documentary has reawakened a wild conspiracy theory about the Covid-19 originating at the Wuhan Centre for Disease Control (CDC). Mr Tian works at the centre, which is not far from the animal market where officially the virus began.
Biden says Democratic convention
should be postponed until August
11 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/2/2020 9:59:06 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON — U.S. Democratic candidate Joe Biden said his party's nominating convention should be held in August rather than July as the coronavirus health crisis upends life in the country. "I doubt whether the Democratic convention is going to be able to be held in mid-July," Biden told NBC's "The Tonight Show" late Wednesday. "I think it's going to have to move into August." The call for the delay by Biden, the current frontrunner in the Democratic contest to challenge Republican President Donald Trump in the November presidential election, is the latest sign the coronavirus outbreak is having a profound impact
Governor cites five-week
delay for unemployment checks
13 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/1/2020 4:13:40 PM Post Reply
Connecticut residents suddenly out of work as a result of the coronavirus pandemic might not see their first unemployment payment until the first week of May, Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday. Lamont reported no fresh new surge in claims for unemployment benefits, after the state saw roughly 100,000 file after his March 10 declaration of a public health emergency in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The Connecticut Department of Labor had reported a processing delay of two to three weeks due to staff being overwhelmed by processing applications while working remotely on outdated computer systems. On Tuesday
Coronavirus wreaks havoc
on J.C. Penney's future
16 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/1/2020 3:44:12 PM Post Reply
The deadly coronavirus has J.C. Penney teetering on the verge of extinction. J.C. Penney said Tuesday it will extend the closure of its stores indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic. A majority of hourly store workers will be temporarily furloughed beginning April 2. In the meantime, a significant portion of J.C. Penney’s corporate staff will be furloughed. Employees will not be paid, with J.C. Penney pointing to in a press release eligibility for unemployment benefits for some workers. Most of the company’s workers in its supply chain and logistics centers were furloughed on March 20, and these will continue. J.C.
Hospital worker, 33, is arrested for
'stealing a box of masks from work
and shipping them to other people'
10 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/1/2020 3:39:25 PM Post Reply
A New York woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing a box of face masks from an upstate medical center. Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin, Jr said in a statement that Josie Wright, 33, was taken into custody for stealing the masks and other medical supplies from Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown. Authorities said Wright, who works as a contracted employee at the center, had taken the masks and alcohol prep pads and shipped the items to other people. Wright was arrested after the sheriff's office had been contacted by Bassett Security to assist in an investigation into the thefts
'Draft Cuomo 2020' groundswell emerges amid
the New York governor's coronavirus response
20 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/1/2020 10:53:40 AM Post Reply
As the number of Americans impacted by the deadly coronavirus continues to climb, some voters looking for decisive action are turning to state leaders for guidance– chief among them, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose daily press conferences and emphatic communication style has gradually captivated audiences across the nation over the last month. The spotlight on Cuomo comes at a critical time for Democrats looking for tangible leadership in the primary season. With former Vice President Joe Biden confined to offering somewhat limited communication from his home studio, Cuomo appears as a fiery option for Democrats who perceive President Trump's
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
AOC wants coronavirus reparations for
minorities: 'Inequality is a comorbidity'
51 replies
Posted by Ribicon 4/3/2020 2:47:07 PM Post Reply
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared Friday that inequality is a preexisting health condition and that minority and low-income communities should receive coronavirus relief in the form of reparations. “COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black + Brown communities,” the New York democratic socialist tweeted to her 6.6 million followers. “Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism, wealth gap, etc. ARE underlying health conditions. “Inequality is a comorbidity,” she wrote. “COVID relief should be drafted with a lens of reparations.”(Snip) “We’re kind of creating a class and race issue,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,”
Pelosi creates House coronavirus
oversight committee
49 replies
Posted by Imright 4/2/2020 12:09:57 PM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she was forming a special House panel to oversee the distribution of billions of federal dollars dedicated to the response to the coronavirus outbreak.Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Thursday the panel would “prevent waste, fraud, and abuse” and would be bipartisan. She appointed the House majority whip, South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn, to oversee the panel.“The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to coronavirus and to assure that the taxpayers' dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief, and benefit our economy,” Pelosi told reporters.
Pelosi: Trump Didn’t Want to ‘Face the
Reality’ of Coronavirus—‘Denial and
that Delay Cost Lives’
38 replies
Posted by Imright 4/2/2020 7:54:19 PM Post Reply
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Donald Trump’s attempt to blame impeachment for any delays in the response to the coronavirus pandemic is meant to distract from the president not wanting face “reality.”Mitchell asked, “Do you think it’s fair for Mitch McConnell to suggest that impeachment slowed down the federal response?”Pelosi said, “That’s just sad. They can’t handle their jobs, I guess, because what are they saying? We ignored it? It was self-evident. Most people knew about it and certainly those of responsibility.”
What Should Biden Do? 37 replies
Posted by Pluperfect 4/3/2020 4:38:13 AM Post Reply
We are living through an extraordinary and unprecedented time. It has required us to readjust our lives, our expectations and our plans. The business of politics is no exception. There's been a lot written over these last few days that this upending of normalcy is taking a toll on former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign. After all, in a non-COVID19 world, Biden would be having a great few weeks. Since his big win in South Carolina, Biden had been on a rout — winning big states and small, and building an insurmountable delegate lead. The political news media would be focused on his success.
ABC’s Pitts to Pence: Do You ‘Talk to
God’ About Those Who Died Because
You Acted Late?
35 replies
Posted by Imright 4/3/2020 10:15:35 AM Post Reply
ABC’s Nightline has returned to its old timeslot with a larger audience after late local news (instead of after Jimmy Kimmel Live). On Wednesday’s show, co-host Byron Pitts ended an interview with Vice President Mike Pence by asking him “not in a political way,” but whether he “talk[s] to God” about feeling remorse for Americans who have died “because of steps the federal government did not take soon enough.”So here we had a journalist ask the Vice President if he prays to the Lord with a heart of repentance for having been responsible for dead Americans. Surely, Chuck Todd would be proud of that question.
Why the USS Roosevelt’s
Captain Had To Be Relieved
34 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/3/2020 4:59:13 AM Post Reply
The decision of American Navy to relieve the captain who warned publicly of coronavirus on his nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strikes us as the right move. We get that it’s a sad setback for an officer in an incredible command. The minute we read the captain’s letter about the crisis on United States Ship Theodore Roosevelt, though, we saw it as a breach on a matter that should have been kept within the chain of command. That’s easy to say, we understand, for a newspaper whose landlubber of an editor can’t go to Jones Beach without getting seasick. We’ve followed the reports that Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee
Pelosi Claims She ‘Knew’ About Virus Threat,
Defends Prioritizing Impeachment
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 4/3/2020 12:10:47 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) certainly has a way of rewriting history. Pelosi appeared on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell today with Mitchell about a Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that impeachment may have slowed down the federal response to the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s a good question because Democrats have prioritized their quest to get the president any way they can since he was elected and they have never counted the cost of that effort. While Trump responded immediately in January, Democrats were completely focused on their continuing narrative against Trump. The virus to them was just another avenue to try to attack Trump,
San Francisco Bans Reusable Grocery
Bags, Returns to Plastic Bags
32 replies
Posted by Imright 4/2/2020 11:46:58 AM Post Reply
The notoriously far-left city of San Francisco has reversed its own ban on plastic bags in response to the spread of the coronavirus, now prohibiting the use of reusable bags as a sanitary measure, according to Politico.The push to ban plastic bags, which leftists have claimed, without evidence, are more likely to cause pollution, had been achieved in many liberal cities, from San Francisco to New York. However, with the fear of spreading the contagious coronavirus, the same bags being used multiple times are more likely to help spread the disease than single-use plastic bags.The move is the latest action taken by San Francisco and the California state government
Misleading NYT Map Suggests The South
Is Uniquely Dangerous for Coronavirus
31 replies
Posted by AltaD 4/3/2020 9:14:25 AM Post Reply
On Thursday, The New York Times published a story suggesting that the South is uniquely dangerous for the spread of the coronavirus. Michael Barbaro, host of the Times podcast "The Daily," shared the map with the text, "In a word....The South." Yet both the NYT article and Barbaro's tweet ignored basic realities about American life that help explain the reasons behind the map — and show that the South is not a uniquely dangerous region during this crisis. In the article, "Where America Didn't Stay Home Even as the Virus Spread," James Glanz dissects cellphone location data from the data intelligence firm Cuebiq.
And Trump Takes Advice From This Quack? ...Dr.
Fauci Says He Will Lift Social Distancing Restrictions
After "No New Cases, No New Deaths" (VIDEO)
31 replies
Posted by DCGIRL 4/3/2020 6:45:17 AM Post Reply
Just so you know — these “experts” are making it up as they go along. And these experts are going to destroy the US economy based on total guesses and hysterical predictions. On March 15, 2020 Dr Anthony Fauci told Jon Karl on ABC that the US could expect up to 21 million coronavirus hospitalizations and up to 1.7 million coronavirus deaths.
Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration
Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth
Masks
31 replies
Posted by earlybird 4/2/2020 5:53:34 PM Post Reply
More than 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. (Snip)C.D.C. is expected to advise all Americans to wear cloth masks in public. The Trump administration is expected to announce as soon as Thursday that all Americans should wear cloth masks or other face coverings if they go out in public, based on a forthcoming recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that would mark a shift in federal guidance amid new concerns that the coronavirus is being spread by infected people who have no symptoms.
Scientists discover Antartica had a
lush rainforest 90 million years ago
30 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/2/2020 1:51:04 PM Post Reply
Most of West Antarctica and large areas of East Antarctica were once covered in rainforest, scientists say. Today’s icy wasteland would’ve once played host to huge amounts of plant-life – during an unusually toasty period in history 90 million years ago. Evidence for the rainforest suggests the climate was “exceptionally warm.” The rainforest dates back to the mid-Cretaceous when sea levels were around 550 feet higher.
Post New Article