One of the underpinnings of the capitalist ideology is the concept of private property rights, be it the right to your labor or the ability to own, deploy, and benefit from tangible goods. There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution about subsidizing your neighbor's rent, utilities, or lifestyle.
Unfortunately, progressive socialist democrats like Bernie Sanders, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, and Kamala Harris continue to use the word “free” when spending other people’s money. According to the Democratic Socialists of America, there are 42 people running for offices at the federal, state and local levels this year with the endorsement of the DSA.
Kamala Harris, Diane Feinstein, Richard Blumenthal and other progressives have a different idea – take money from the taxpayer’s collective pocket to help pay the rent or put money in the pockets of those voters who traditionally skew progressive and votes Democrat.
An email from Kamala Harris…
Rent Relief For Californians
With the cost of housing continuing to rise in California and across the country, Senator Harris introduced legislation on Wednesday that would provide rent relief for Americans struggling to make ends meet. The Rent Relief Act would create a new, refundable tax credit to put more money in the pockets of families at a time when renters’ wages have remained stagnant and housing costs have increased rapidly.
“America’s affordable housing crisis has left too many families behind who struggle each month to keep a roof over their head,” said Senator Harris. “This bill will ensure no family is priced out of the basic security of a place to live. Bolstering the economic security of working families would strengthen our country and increase opportunity.”
Under Senator Harris’ Rent Relief Act, the refundable tax credit will be available to:
The Rent Relief Act would give much-needed relief to Californians! For a list of supportive statements, click here.
It’s time to stand up for what is right and ensure that we provide real relief for millions.
Text of the legislation can be found here.
A fact sheet on the bill can be found here.
What Kamala Harris never seems to mention is that the costs of housing are rising because of the restrictions on building in progressive socialist democrat-controlled areas – even with politically-connected developers pouring money into the campaign coffers of corrupt politicians. Or that mass transit discourages individual mobility and access to cheaper housing outside of the typical city limits.
This is a monetary give-away for some renters…
People living in government-funded or subsidized housing would receive one month’s rent as a “refundable” tax credit – free money because few of these people pay taxes.
Perhaps former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said it best, and I paraphrase, socialism appears to work well until you run out of other people’s money.
It is time to start calling a spade a spade – socialism is communism light – with the same endpoint, a totalitarian regime using force to oppress the people until the next revolution.
This legislation is little more than buying votes with taxpayer money.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius