It's almost as if they don't care about poor people in the slightest

There's something about the tone of this article that tells you more than the actual article does.

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A shocking number of Americans are at risk of being evicted, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggests. In a poll of roughly 7.4 million adult renters conducted between June 23 and July 5, more than 1.4 million say it’s “very likely” they will lose their housing in the next two months, and another 2.2 million believe it’s “somewhat likely” that they’ll be evicted.

In all, 49% of respondents feel it’s in some way “likely” they will lose their housing soon, versus 29% who said that’s “not very likely” and 20% who said it isn’t “likely at all.” Another segment of the poll, which asked 50 million renters how poised they are to make next month’s rent payment, found that 9% of respondents — about 4.8 million people — said they had “no confidence” whatsoever.

Holy Sh*t! That's "hair-on-fire" news as far as I'm concerned.
It's a f*cking disaster just around the corner.

...and yet, it gets reported like this.

To Jorge Padilla, a certified financial planner and senior client advisor at The Lubitz Financial Group in Miami, the phenomenon “is not very surprising.”

Uh, what?!?
First of all, it's not a "phenomenon". As if it's some weird object that fell out of the sky.
And as for “is not very surprising”, well, that got me thinking. What is The Lubitz Financial Group?

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Ahh. Rich people who talk to other rich people.
So what moron thought that this group is who should be commenting on this story?

But let's not get too judgie. What nuggets of wisdom do they have for poor people?

To take advantage of these protections, you must meet a few prerequisites, such as earning an income of $99,000 or less in 2020 or 2021, and attest to such on an official declaration form. You’ll also need to prove you’ve experienced hardship, like the loss of a job or slashed pay, and that an eviction could lead to deeper adversity, like becoming homeless.

However, you could still be on the hook for past-due rent when the eviction moratorium expires.

Gosh! I wonder how many poor people earning above $99K are at risk of becoming homeless? And this still doesn't help with back rent?
That sure will help a ton. /s

Once you are able to settle into a more comfortable payment routine, look for ways to bolster your budget and save. That could mean picking up a side hustle if you need more cash, stashing away money consistently in an emergency fund, and considering moving to a cheaper town to save.

Brilliant! Just brilliant. Save money. This Padilla guy really knows poor, amirite?

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This Padilla guy really knows poor people, amirite?

I do have some sympathy for the small landlords, though. Government didn't forgive their property taxes (sky high here), COMED and Peoples Gas didn't forgive the utilities. Did they get mortgage relief? If so, do they have to pay it all back?

OTOH, no sympathy for the corporate landlords, who surely had some of the relief pork. especially when i see big banking/investment house names on buildings.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

@The Voice In the Wilderness landlords.
Just as long as you keep in mind the issue here is millions of families becoming homeless.

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Sounds nuts. people need apartments, landlords need tenants. Worse action would be for Congress to pass landlord relief without requirng them to get tenants. Finest congress money can buy.

Still, I expect the wall street landlords to support measure ruinies to the Mom & Pops.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness @The Voice In the Wilderness I hope that the poor people who were without income during the pandemic and fell behind on rent wont be blacklisted by credit agencies when trying to rent again even though the CDC said they could delay paying rent.. They might not be protected from that.

I have a bad feeling.. that's just based on the timing, the strangeness that a pandemic would occur NOW, in the middle of what amounts to a global coup,

Note Biden will claim that the hideously evil "negative list" plurilateral PTA TISA was canceled because of opposition, as far as I know now that's not true, they just shifted negotiations outside of the US, during the Trump Administration, so they went on with negotiations that Trump didn't mention at all, its still going on. Its not dead.

They are too slick. You must watch this. Note Deborah James's sarcasm, these things are so bad they because they are SO evil, please listen to this.

She is so good at explaining this.Deborah James,, Sanya Reid Smith and Jane Kelsy, are th e three most kick ass (strong+smart) ladies who are trying to keep us free.

Against tremendous odds.

TISA is literally a war against all people. Its about the most undemocratic thing you could possibly imagine. Around a thousand tines more undemocratic than the events of january 6 (was it Jan 6th or 5th?) What that seems like is political theater. calculated to give legislatiors cover to vote for really horrible things, for example, to censor all speech online. Its part of this global real coup. Not the theatrical performance by hireling Trump.

They should look at it in the context of a scheme to use fear to manipulate the government through fear (terrorism) definitely, but who is behind it,
the motive I believe is like with coronavirus, passing a new cashless digital totalitarianism..control of information..
aimed at people who warn our country about truthful thefts of our rights and especially jobs and data..

Who planned it?
I would look at previous administrations. And I suspect they are trying to hide this horrible stuff..because of this scheme they are trying to nullify overlay over and nullify democracy.. They want total ignorance of what they are doing, Total secrecy..

You can bet this is why TPTB just hate Julian Assange. he tried to make this deal to steal all our future public.

http://wikileaks.org/tisa

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available for people who need help on rents. I’m not sure how hard they are trying to let people know, but I’ve seen a few articles on it. California extended the eviction moratorium another month, but remember that Mnuchin did not release funds for small businesses and congress only noticed 2 weeks after the deadline.

But it’s supposed to happen like this for some evil reason. Meanwhile congress has been enriching themselves through stock buys and sells. Yeah we live in a banana republic or in one that allows a 3rd world country to exist inside this one. It’s beyond evil. But Cuba right? Or Venezuela or or!

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

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“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes 'Boots' theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

― Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

that the very rich think they are a separate species, different in kind as well as wealth, from the rest of us.

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@Nastarana Plutocrats, Wokies, the social-media carpetbaggers who turned Silicon Valley into an affront to everything it used to be, Johnny-come-lately hipster-"gamers", even Donald frickin' Trump; more and more I find myself surrounded by wannabe Übermenschen, jocks-in-nerds'-clothing, pseudointellectuals, and less-than-heroes who react with arrogant disdain when they happen to encounter The Real Thing.

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We live in a society in which "we live in a society" is considered a subversive and vaguely-threatening statement.

In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

and NEVER will.
I will continue to represent the family that has some renter on their single rental property that is screwing them. Same on foreclosures that are owner financed, and do not involve banks.
I hope you all are sitting, but Texas favors the renters and people who do not pay their mortgages. Has to do with egregious behaviors of some border landlord and sellers on the border with Mexico. They changed everything for the better.

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