More from the elusive (oh, how I wish) Homo Sheeple

Posted by Ibecame 7 years, 9 months ago to Culture
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This so fit in with the two hours I spent in court yesterday listening to a endless parade of moochers explaining why they shouldn't pay for rent or utilities, that the landlord should. Or, that they had applied for "benefits" and then berating the system because it was either taking to long or blaming the government for denying them and not paying for their rent. They were all asking to stay for free at the landlords expense many claiming that they were entitled to, and amazed that they were being denied.

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  • Posted by $ Technocracy 7 years, 9 months ago
    Its a serious problem for landlords. Many people think all landlords are always big companies. That just isn't so. Being a landlord is a business, like any other. At least you better treat it as a business if you don't want to go under.

    Like other business sectors are large chunk are small landlords. People renting out part of their homes, for example part of a multifamily that they live in. Small apartment buildings bought as investments. etc. When a small landlord has tenants in default it can easily mean they lose the building, or in some cases their actual home.

    Those looters can destroy producers, and do so.
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    • Posted by 7 years, 9 months ago
      Yes, a very common theme. The most accurate number I can come up with is that 62% of single family homes are some form of rental. That isn't what I found so Educational this time when I went to court. Of about the approximately 30 cases only one did not receive a judgement (she had a severe domestic violence abuse issue). They all had or were applying for benefits and they all truly had the attitude that the government was responsible to protect them from having to pay rent to the landlord because they had some form of issue. It was their attitudes that really made me pause.

      Always curious, I was told that the number of eviction cases in Tucson had nearly doubled in the last six months. It was easy to see that the county staff had doubled and except for one new gal (her third day) have always been busy and competent. I felt sorry for the new gal, because it really was much busier than it was 6 months ago. If this is a national trend I hate to contemplate the economic implications.
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  • Posted by $ WilliamShipley 7 years, 9 months ago
    It's things like this that make me want to reintroduce the literacy test. Of course the ones used in the south were actually quite hard -- and generally only given to blacks.

    Make a really easy one that you give to everyone. Many college graduates are utterly ignorant about basic civics.
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