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Judge: Rent Too High candidate goes on NYC ballot
Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2013 7:17 PM EDT

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 Party’s 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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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: jimmymcmillan; mayor; nyc; renttoodamnhigh

1 posted on 09/24/2013 4:25:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I still can’t explain why I like this guy.


2 posted on 09/24/2013 4:26:40 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Olog-hai

He would be better than the guy who worked for the Sandinistas and vacationed in Cuba.


3 posted on 09/24/2013 4:28:17 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: Olog-hai

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.


4 posted on 09/24/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

Sideshow Mel is back


5 posted on 09/24/2013 4:29:10 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: autumnraine

here’s why

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHEitsYJnmw


6 posted on 09/24/2013 4:31:33 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Olog-hai

New Yorkers are about to be dragged back to the Dark Days of Dinkens.


7 posted on 09/24/2013 4:33:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: autumnraine
I still can’t explain why I like this guy.

Me either. He's very entertaining and he stays on message.

8 posted on 09/24/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (Still crazy after all these beers.)
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To: clintonh8r

“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!


9 posted on 09/24/2013 4:50:38 PM PDT by vette6387 (o)
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To: Olog-hai

“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.


10 posted on 09/24/2013 5:31:27 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Wuli
Yep, and then landlords have no incentive to build or improve their quarters.

Liberal policies always have unintended consequences.

11 posted on 09/24/2013 6:05:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Olog-hai

The mans an idiot. He bragged to the NY Times he lives rent free in Brooklyn not in Manhattan.

“The building’s owner, Lisco Holdings, claims in court documents that McMillan has violated his lease because he doesn’t 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 Brooklyn’s Flatbush section rent-free and paid his keep by performing maintenance work at the property.”


12 posted on 09/24/2013 7:06:24 PM PDT by tlozo
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To: tlozo

Well, compared to his competition on the ballot, what’s the relative intelligence . . . ?


13 posted on 09/24/2013 7:09:12 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.
the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s candidate
running for NYC mayor.


14 posted on 09/25/2013 12:07:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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