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Wednesday, August 04, 2021

Even President Joe Biden doesn't know whether his new federal eviction moratorium for renters is legal and sustainable. But crushing humanitarian and political pressure left him no choice but to take a chance on an emergency move. ... To head off mass evictions, the White House came up with a classic Washington fudge -- not unfamiliar in an era of Capitol Hill gridlock -- in which presidents, especially Democrats, have improvised with executive power to shield constituencies from consequences of a malfunctioning political system.

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One of the problems I have with dems is that they are to effin timid when it comes to doing the right thing; especially if that right thing may have a "hint" of adverse consequences. Dems need to do the right thing and deal with the consequences.

Dems are always second guessing themselves. They should do what they think is right and let the courts settle the disputes. That is why the courts exist. Secretly, I think that dems' timidity is a cover to disguise the fact that there are actions they don't want to take but are to afraid to admit it.

Also, there are billions of dollars sitting in state coffers waiting to be paid out in rental assistance. What are the states waiting for? Are they secretly hoping that the feds will let them hold onto that money if it's not paid out in rental assistance?

I get the impression that the current crop of progressives in the HOR are not the go along to get along type of politicians. They would just as soon torpedo a bipartisan bill rather than risk the benefits of a bipartisan bill benefiting the usual cast of characters i.e. not their constituents.

#1 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2021-08-04 05:46 AM | Reply

I found Biden's remarks refreshing. Basically, well, it might be legal, we're gonna give it a try and see. Beats the hell out of Trump's approach of outright trampling on the law.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-08-04 06:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"It might be legal". It's not. Biden knows it but can't say it out lout or the progressives will start crying again. The SC decision noted it wasn't legal but left in it place because it was ending. Now it's back. It goes back to the SC, it ends.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-04 08:06 AM | Reply

I feel the same way about the Dems, they need to grow some juevos when it comes to things like this. Trump taught us the best way is to just do it and let the courts sort it out.
I wish Obama had done that with Garland.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2021-08-04 08:39 AM | Reply

#1 - good observation. I would add that the problem with the Democrat party is there are so few liberals. It is filled with this horrible thing the liberals morphed into: progressives.

The Democrat party needs to retool itself as the party of old school or "classical" liberalism. The last president we had who fit that bill was JFK and more so FDR before him.

The whiney progressives of today are burdened with myopic vision. They see only hate for others who don't agree with them. They are focused on political correctness and not correct politics. They don't hold a candle to the classical liberals of yesteryear. If we man the Democratic party with them, we would be unstoppable.

#5 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-04 10:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

CORI BUSH! The country needs more elected officials like her. She actually understands the needs of the people of her district and works for us. Thrilled to have her as my Congressional rep. Going to go donate to her campaign right now.

#6 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-04 12:48 PM | Reply

How in the actual ---- can you be behind on rent when employers are desperate to hire people????

What a joke.

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-04 02:14 PM | Reply

How? Easy. Be young and have diabetes. There's few better arguments in America for massive healthcare reform.

#8 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-04 02:30 PM | Reply

You're a joke, fella. Just because there are jobs available doesn't mean that everyone has been hired. It also doesn't mean even if they are hired, that the job they have can pay the bills. Grow the ---- up. You post drivel without merit or any understanding of context.

Maybe when you get off the Government ---, you will find a clue.

But I doubt it, you seem terminally stupid.

#9 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-08-04 02:33 PM | Reply

Employers are desperate to hire people at $7.25 per hour.

They're not desperate to hire people at wages that allow people to live.

#10 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-08-04 02:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"How? Easy. Be young and have diabetes. There's few better arguments in America for massive healthcare reform."

That's fair...but then answer would seem to be that the government support these people until such point as they die, from COVID or something else.

Is that where were are? A place where those not at risk go to work every day to ensure that those at risk don't have to?

#11 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-04 02:49 PM | Reply

"You're a joke, fella. Just because there are jobs available doesn't mean that everyone has been hired. It also doesn't mean even if they are hired, that the job they have can pay the bills. Grow the ---- up. You post drivel without merit or any understanding of context."

I watch the Las Vegas news every morning, and every morning they post info on what job fairs are taking place.

It's no secret that employers are hiring. It's also no secret that many will choose to not work if they can still get paid.

#12 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-04 02:50 PM | Reply

#11 | Posted by madbomber

A society should be judged by how it treats its weakest members.

#13 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-08-04 02:54 PM | Reply

"They're not desperate to hire people at wages that allow people to live."

To live?

In the vast majority of the world, $7.25 a hour would be a king's ransom.

In socialist Cuba, the average MONTHLY wage was under $30 USD.

I don't think that they would complain about $7.25 an hour, when at the end of the day a Cuban would be earning as much in one day in the US as they would have in a month in Cuba.

#14 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-04 02:55 PM | Reply

"A society should be judged by how it treats its weakest members."

Sure.

Orphans. The mentally disabled.

I'm with you.

But making bad decisions is not a function of weakness...it's a function of stupid. And society writ large will not be expected to compensate for the stupid.

...Unless you're willing to throw a bone to the 1/6 rioters.

...and maybe you will. Maybe you have a place in your heart for the stupid as well as the weak.

#15 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-08-04 03:02 PM | Reply

In the vast majority of the world, $7.25 a hour would be a king's ransom.
In socialist Cuba, the average MONTHLY wage was under $30 USD.
I don't think that they would complain about $7.25 an hour, when at the end of the day a Cuban would be earning as much in one day in the US as they would have in a month in Cuba.
#14 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

You've made a lot of extremely stupid comments on this site and this may very well be your stupidest one yet.

#16 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-04 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Move to Cuba MB, you could be rich beyond the dreams of avarice.

What a douchebag.

#17 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-08-04 03:29 PM | Reply

The eviction moratorium began March 2020. At some point it will have to end. So it is conceivable when it does, some renters will owe 18 months rent, which they will never be able to repay. In the meantime landlords are not able to meet their mortgage or have money for maintenance.

I hope the federal government helps them out, too.

#18 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-04 03:29 PM | Reply

"But making bad decisions is not a function of weakness...it's a function of stupid."

Way off the mark there.

You can only make good decisions when you have good choices.

You seem to think everyone is a Captain Kirk, so they can beat the Kobayashi Maru.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-04 03:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I watch the Las Vegas news every morning, and every morning they post info on what job fairs are taking place.
It's no secret that employers are hiring. It's also no secret that many will choose to not work if they can still get paid.
#12 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

You make a great point and you should definitely explain to the first unemployed single parent that they just need to go get one of those low paying service industry jobs that are common at job fairs. And make sure they know not to worry about not being able to find afford quality childcare now that so many providers have closed or raised rates due to Covid. They can still find great deals from non-licensed sub-standard caregivers who do not provide adequate covid precautions and feel comfortable knowing that the odds are that their kid probably won't be among the increasing number of children to get seriously ill from the delta variant.
And please assure that parent that if they or their child do get seriously ill from their job or the childcare provider that they don't need to worry about their medical expenses because everyone knows that low paying service industry jobs in Vegas all provide affordable health insurance and sick leave.

#20 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-04 03:40 PM | Reply

I hope the federal government helps them out, too.

#18 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

They do help them out. It's called the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
www.consumerfinance.gov

#21 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-08-04 03:43 PM | Reply

Eff the the landlords. They suck. Power to the people. Time to revolute. 1917 style.

#22 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-08-04 06:59 PM | Reply

#22 - where will the people live without landlords if they can't afford to buy their own property.

#23 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-04 07:12 PM | Reply

It's cheaper to buy than it is to rent.

But poor people get turned down for a mortgage.

It redistributes the wealth upwards, as intended.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-04 07:26 PM | Reply

Squat in empty housing. Just move in. Bloodsucking landlords suck ass.They constantly raise the rent and provide NO additional improvements.

There ought to be a law,against constant rent increases.

The Greedy pigs must be bankrupted.

#25 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-08-04 07:29 PM | Reply

- In the vast majority of the world, $7.25 a hour would be a king's ransom.

"But... but... Somalia!!" - Mythbummer (Pat. Pending)

I swear, he must have learned this lamest sort of Whataboutism directly from it's Russian inventors.

Raising irrelevant issues is hardly impressive argument. What the vast majority of the world would think of this meager American wage is totally irrelevant.

What might be relevant is why huge corporations, many of whom pay no taxes... and get rebates instead, can't manage to pay a living wage. You know, where they and their workers are located, here in America, not Somalia or in MB's vivid imagination.

Because if they paid a living wage and provided good working conditions including socially and economically responsible business practices, a culture that an individual can be proud to be a part of, rather than being Super Citizens under current law, something the Constitution never pictured... perhaps they wouldn't have such a hard time hiring and retaining good people.

#26 | Posted by Corky at 2021-08-04 08:23 PM | Reply

This will hopefully give localities a chance to disburse the $46 billion in rental assistance passed by Congress. So far they've only disbursed $3 billion. Congress and the WH have done their jobs, local governments need to get their houses in order!

#27 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-08-05 02:44 AM | Reply

Fakester loves him some slumlords.

#28 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-05 10:15 PM | Reply

#28 - obviously another troll/ankle biter I can do without. My killfile list just increased by one.

#29 | Posted by jakester at 2021-08-05 10:18 PM | Reply

Imagine getting banned from a site, and for your revenge, you come back with a new alias and start banning everyone who in your mind got you banned in the first place.

Oh, and I'm sure it's just a coincide that they're all liberal Democrats!

All that effort, and for what?

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-05 10:26 PM | Reply

#29

Call the waaambulance. Better add me too. Going for a record?

#31 | Posted by willowby at 2021-08-05 10:32 PM | Reply

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