Apparently Steve Kelley is either lying or completely uninformed about the CDC eviction moratorium.
The game of Monopoly was invented by Lizzie Magie i n 1903 to show the absurdity of the deregulated economy. Note that it also included a GUARANTEED MINIMUM INCOME ($200 when you pass “Go” regardless of need or employment).
Further, Kelley seems ignorant of the fact that Congress has passed, and the president has signed, legislation authorizing $46 BILLION for rent relief, which pays off the rental debts of victims of the Trump Plague, and makes landlords whole.
Sadly, of that $46 billion authorized, only $3 billion has actually been paid, because it is administered by the states.
The extension of the eviction moratorium is just to allow more time to process the rental reimbursements, and any governors who refuse to do so can face an angry mob of voting renters when they come up for reelection.
This is just pathetic.
SKelley, it’s not about being WILLING. It’s about being UNABLE.
Do you think Congress passed the Rent Relief bill to help the poor renters? No. It was passed to help the LANDLORDS.
SKelley resorts to reductio ad absurdum and overlooks the fact that there are programs to pay landlords.
Preventing monopoly in real life is bad…why?
Steve, when was the last time you played a “fast” game of Monopoly?
Just keep printing money …. just like Monopoly….and, by the way, the Supreme Court deemed the evictions legal.
Mountains-of-Billshit had his coffee this morning, too bad his intelligence pills didn’t kick in.
“I hope you’ll stay and have a cup of tea. Oh I hope you’ll play my monopoly”
Kelly’s not wrong, if you don’t follow the rules, the game folds. However, he implies that people are CHOSING to not follow the rules. He is implying that renters are mooching off the landlords and that is not the case.
Landlords have bills to pay. It’s a business, after all. But if your job was impacted by covid and you’re getting any help to get by, what are you going to do? Things are a little better, you might get a job, one that even pays better, but you might also owe several months back rent.
And the landlords are up against it also. If they evict people, they are out that money and they have to find renters to take their place. There will be a lot of homeless people who can’t afford the rent.
While we think of the homeless problem as being huge, it’s only about 500,000 people nationwide, 0.2% of the population. Are we ready to increase that a hundred fold?
Congress set aside money for the purpose of supporting renters, but a tiny fraction of it has been used. I think we should start there if we’re going to point fingers.
Why isn’t the money being used for the purpose it was set aside for?
As if the CDC is a government agent that can enforce a moratorium…
“One can only hope.”
I suggest a new game with Fair trade not Free trade. Regulated industries and markets, not winner takes all capitalism. A game that does not define winning as sitting on a huge pile of cash that benefits only ‘the winner’. A game where the more you have the more you donate to the community chest. A game that promotes education and family values over simple greed.
Passports are required when entering the country from foreign countries. Passengers landing at international airports (New York, Miami, Washington, Dallas, L.A., San Francisco, and others) must present passports. It is also a requirement when crossing the Mexican border. Why is it not enforced?
Dementia Joe and Giggles Kamala don`t pay rent.
Just a legal question, when the landlady loses the duplex because she could not collect from her renter next door, and therefore could not pay taxes or the mortgage, is the new owner after foreclosure then able to evict both the former landlady and the former tenant? Neither? One? How would that play out, legally?