The broad brush …

This Tweet and several similar like it from America’s progressive politicians is a disgrace, not to mention grossly misleading and perpetuating the fallacy of composition.

Unemployment is down, jobs are going unfilled, incomes are rising, savings rates are up, the economy is in a good recovery.

No, not everyone is included, there are still people who are hurting and trying to recover, but that is not justification the progressive broad brush approach not targeted at those in need.

Duration of the pandemic.?”

  • What does that mean?
  • How long does that mean?
  • How will the end be defined?
  • What is the impact on unpaid rents and mortgages on the economy?
  • Who actually needs and deserves such relief and how do we identify them?

There are pockets of possible evictions and any relief should be focused on those areas after justifying the individual need. Only $5 billion of $46.5 billion in rental assistance already approved has been used by local officials.

Blanket assumptions and blanket fixes are unnecessary and they are a trap making more and more people dependent and creating false perceptions.

Where Will the Eviction Wave Hit? Follow the Big Landlords https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-28/the-biggest-landlords-are-driving-pandemic-evictions

4 comments

  1. Elections have their consequences. Congress needs to step up if they want a rent or mortgage moratorium. Cause then they would be constrained by the 5th amendment takings clause and subject to just compensation – the constitution does not permit states to interfere with private contracts, Congress must pay when infringing on contracts between private parties. Serves Americans right for giving D’s control of house, senate and White House. Band with idiots like Sheldon and Biden trying to intimidate the Supremes, thank goodness Robert’s is no longer the 5 – 4 swing vote.

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  2. My question is why was there eviction moratorium in the first place and I’ll use a 24″ push broom? The government gave unemployment, threw in an extra $300 for unemployment, gave almost every breathing person, including children, several thousand dollars, and there was rental assistance too. The “poor” got more
    money during the pandemic than they would have normally earned so much so that they won’t go back to work.

    If these people didn’t use the money to pay their rent, throw them out. What did they spend the money on?

    If I am coming across as mean, good. The ripple effect on not paying rent, mortgages, forgiving student loans and increasing the national debt to pay for it all will cripple our grandchildren.

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  3. My question is why was there eviction moratorium in the first place and I’ll use a 24″ push broom? The government gave unemployment, threw in an extra $300 for unemployment, gave almost every breathing person, including children, several thousands dollars, and there was rental assistance too. The “poor” got more money during the pandemic than they would have normally earned.

    If these people didn’t use the money to pay their rent, throw them out. What did they spend the money on?

    If I am coming across as mean, good. The ripple effect on not paying rent, mortgages, forgiving student loans and increasing the national debt to pay for it all will cripple our grandchildren.

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    1. This kind of policy is bat sh!! crazy, from our corrupt political class. My 41 year old daughter and husband (an active duty Army Master Sergeant) have a house in upstate NY and they are owed thousands of dollars in rent. The renter, has not lost his job, but has not paid rent in 10 months. Why is this happening, How many home owners are going to lose their property because of no fault of their own doing? Why is there 41.5 Billion in rent assistance gone unused??? I feel sorry for many who lost income, but for those who are just taking advantage of the corrupt government system of incompetence, enough is enough.

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