Skip to comments.Judge: Rent Too High candidate goes on NYC ballot
Posted on 09/24/2013 4:25:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
A judge has decided a man who wants to run for New York City mayor as the Rent is Too Damn High Partys candidate should be on the general election ballot.
Jimmy McMillan previously ran unsuccessfully for governor. He filed signatures with the city Board of Elections in support of his mayoral candidacy.
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I still can’t explain why I like this guy.
He would be better than the guy who worked for the Sandinistas and vacationed in Cuba.
I can’t think of anybody who still takes him seriously. He should tailor his spiel to motivational speaking. That would be more realistic and consistent with someone saving for retirement.
Sideshow Mel is back
New Yorkers are about to be dragged back to the Dark Days of Dinkens.
Me either. He's very entertaining and he stays on message.
“New Yorkers are about to be dragged back to the Dark Days of Dinkins.”
NO, they are running to him! I just hope that “they get all that’s coming to them.” (s) NYC=Marxist Crap Hole!
“He said in 2011 he was being evicted from a rent-controlled Manhattan apartment because his landlord wanted to charge a new tenant more than the $872 he was paying. He said the landlord wanted him out because ‘my rent is too damn low.’ “
His rent probably IS too low.
New York has an archaic set of rent control laws. They keep millions of apartments “rent controlled” at artificially low rents and effectively off the open market, which restricts the market availability at raises what can be asked for the remaining apartments allowed to go for open market rates to rent levels that not simply higher but higher than they would otherwise be if ALL apartments were NOT on rent control.
A niece of mine pays about 1,200 for a two bedroom very large and nice apartment in a good neighborhood. Her rent is ONLY 1,200 becuuse their lease is under one form of rent control called rent stabilized. When a rent stabilized tenant leaves then their apartment can go on the open market. Her same size apartment in her same building, when one goes on the open market, fetches about $4,000 a month. MOST of the apartments in her complex are still under one or the other form of rent control. Without rent control, her rent WOULD likely be higher than the 1,200 she now pays AND it would also likely be substantially LOWER than the 4,000 it can now get in the limited-availability rent controlled market.
Like ALL government market interventions, they rob Peter to pay Paul; they give with one hand and take with the other. And don’t be fooled that income is the reason. Once in rent control income does not take your apartment off of rent control. Remember, Harlem’s resident long term congressman Charlie Rangel was found to have TWO “rent stabilized” apartments.
Liberal policies always have unintended consequences.
The mans an idiot. He bragged to the NY Times he lives rent free in Brooklyn not in Manhattan.
“The buildings owner, Lisco Holdings, claims in court documents that McMillan has violated his lease because he doesnt really live in the East Village apartment he actually lives in Brooklyn.
In an interview last year, McMillan told The New York Times that he lived in an apartment on Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyns Flatbush section rent-free and paid his keep by performing maintenance work at the property.”
Well, compared to his competition on the ballot, what’s the relative intelligence . . . ?
the Rent is Too Damn High Partys candidaterunning for NYC mayor.