Skip to comments.Woman Fears Eviction Over Social Security Checks
Posted on 07/30/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT by artichokegrower
Thousands of people on the Central Coast are fearing the worst. Social Security offices are being flooded with phone calls about the crisis and one woman is being asked to pay her bills early, before her checks stop coming.
Sarah Franklin lives in Freedom and on Friday morning she got a call from the manager at the apartment complex she lives at, asking for rent early. She said they're afraid she won't have money to pay it next week if she doesn't get her social security check.
"It's just really scary," she said. "I feel like such a baby for crying but the thing is, I'm not by myself, there's other people."
Franklin lives in the Pajaro Vista Apartments, a government funded complex that charges rent based on what you get in social security. Franklin gets about $970 in social security, so her rent is about $250 a month.
It's the end of the month and she's basically out of cash so hearing the complex wanted next months rent early was quite a shock.
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What exactly is a sustainable community?
Is that like a gulag or commune?
The Lapdog Mainstream Marxist Obama-loving lying Media comes right on cue with the “hurt grannny”, “hurt the veterans”, hurt the “soldiers” stories, all to support the Commie agenda.
Cut every Government department by 75%, except the military.
Some people just LOVE to panic.......bet she voted for the current adminstration
A few years back, Carl Levin tried getting $20 million from highway funds to save Tiger stadium. He justified it by claiming a bus stop could be built into the place.
The fact was that the place was 80% on the ground when he asked for the money. He knew damn well he wasn’t going to save the stadium, he was just grabbing for the money.
It goes by your birthday. Mine is on the 29th. Just had my 70th yesterday.
Yup. Crooked. But you got your stadium anyway, everyone was happy, and he probably got lots of attaboys for doing it... while the city continued to have traffic congestion problems and pot holes?
Comerica park was already built by then. In fact these days it seems to be the only thing making money in downtown Detroit.
Unfortunately, the ends doesn’t justify the means. Just encourages them to do more of it.
Socialist, nonproductive, government-dependent employees are lying, defaming and stealing from the old, who paid the money into Social Security. They won’t do it without being punished. Depose them all, and get new leadership. On with the default. Starve the beast.
Cancel government pensions first, BTW.
The people mover in Detroit is rider funded at the rate of a whopping 7%. The taxpayers pick up the rest of that tab.
Good point! I was thinking the same thing.
Just curious, is that direct deposit?
Retirees for the past few years get them on the Wednesday nearest their b/day. I always get mine (direct deposit) on the 4th Wednesday of the month, even if there are 5 Wednesdays in the month, it still comes on the 4th one.
I don’t believe the story.
you pay more than 6,000 in property tax and you continue to live there????you're paying $500 a month to live in your own house??....well you do have garbage pickup, police and fire protection, storm sewer runoff....to each his own. I live in a beautiful little city in the midwest and my taxes run around $700 per year
You are right there. People get them on different days. Mine comes on the 4th Wednesday of the month, and since I have direct deposit it is deposited on the 4th Tuesday.
When the DOT began a bypass around the two largest towns here, there was $1M appended for a bike path to go 15 miles along the highway past farmland between the two towns. Farmland was purchased to allow the bike path to be set away from the road. Only a few bicyclists wanted it. The main argument they used was :”They are handing out $1M, so we might as well take it.”
It will be interesting to see how many bikers use it.
From the same media web site
Debt Crisis Could Halt Monterey Co. Projects
Jul 29, 2011
MARINA, Calif. - If no debt deal is reached in Washington, there are no winners. Only losers and lots of them, including federally-funded projects Monterey County is banking on.
“What Congress needs to do, everyone in Congress and the White House included is they need to get their act together,” says Manny Pinheiro. “Please get your act together. Keep this money flowing.”
That’s Manny Pinheiro’s plea on Friday night. He works as an equipment operator and is part of many big construction projects in Monterey County.
He’s worried if the federal government doesn’t act fast, he’s out of a job.
“Like everyone else, we have families to feed,” says Pinheiro. “Mortgages to pay, obligations to meet in life and without a job those at the times can be very difficult.”
The debt crisis could also derail a new light rail system and commuter rail line in Monterey county. Two projects relying on federal financing.
“All this uncertainty makes it hard for people in our community to find investors to move different projects forward,” says Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker.
Parker said what would hurt the most is losing out on the jobs these projects create.
“We have a big project that’s coming up here at the Monterey Airport,” says Pinheiro. “It’s a copious amount of money. If we don’t get their act together in Congress. We are going to lose this.”
Submitted by Azenith Smith, Central Coast News
I like the concept of: “Please get your act together. Keep this money flowing.”. Don’t these folks realize this is what got into this mess in the first place
Mine is a Direct Deposit on the 3rd of the month. Except when the 3rd is on a weekend, then it is the Friday before the 3rd.
If I want to ride I throw my mountain bike in the back of the truck and go ride the dirt roads around the state land near me.
God Bless you for taking the time to work with these folks to alleviate their fears.
In a way, it’s a good thing that Obama and his minions are trying to scare SS recipients that their checks “won’t be in the mail.”
It puts to bed the entire lie that there’s a “social security trust fund” or “lock box” that the dems have been telling us all these years.
It will allow the honest people in DC to announce that the government has looted the entire system and that the entire system needs to be reevaluated. That both the dems and republicans have been complicit in this looting. That the government has done exactly what Bernie Madoff did, just on a MUCH LARGER scale. That the house of cards is about to collapse, because nobody, not even the government, can continue to spend money at the rate of having to borrow 40% of every dollar we spend.
Of course, it will be an uphill fight. Both the “power brokers” and those dependent on the them will fight this, and of course, their PR network, better known as the MSM will vilify them and spin lies to stop them.
But Obama’s short sighted attack on fiscal responsibility can be used to set things right.
I like the concept of: Please get your act together. Keep this money flowing.. Dont these folks realize this is what got into this mess in the first place
Unless you are a union worker!!!!
We have winding country roads that are shaded and cool, with scenery. Hills, valleys, ridges, rivers....the area is a bike rider’s destination. The lousy 15 mile straight-a-way along a highway on one side and corn/bean fields on the other is a bad joke, especially for $1M. The money ends up in the hands of the contractors, with a few bucks thrown at the farmers, who are all unwilling sellers. It will be a great place for predators to lurk. They may threaten a tax raise for *maintenance*, in the future.
It is just nuts.
I would pray my gas or electric bill would be only $50.00 per month.
Mine is a Direct Deposit on the 3rd of the month. Except when the 3rd is on a weekend, then it is the Friday before the 3rd.
You are telling us your age. Those who started getting social security checks prior to 1997 get paid the first week of every month.
That is why Obama is so despicable. When he said that those receiving checks during the first week of August he was intentionally stressing people who are 76 or older.
Obama is such a creep.
It's what's left of "real" California on the coast. Not close to either the Bay Area or Los Angeles, still fairly agricultural, still fairly conservative. Geographic boundaries are open to debate, but all agree it's south of Santa Cruz, north of Monterrey. Cities and towns of note would be Morro Bay, Salinas, Lompoc and San Luis Obispo. Very pretty, never got so bizarrely expensive, since it's at least a good two hours to a major airport in either direction.
My 90 year old Mother gets Social Security and she gets hers on the 3rd of the month.
“She said they’re afraid she won’t have money to pay it next week if she doesn’t get her social security check.”
I guess she’ll just have to move in with the kids....or contact her state reps to see if they’re willing to help her.
The federal pot is dry now...in large part due to because of the tax and spending priorities of her generation (i.e., spending money they NEVER collected).
Thanks much - never heard that term before.
I live on the Central Coast. It has very liberal cities such as Santa Cruz, Carmel, etc. although our state senator is a Republican.
I’m not a native, I’m a North Carolinian, but I’m often dismayed at the complete dismissal of the whole state of California by FReepers. In geographic area, it’s predominantly conservative. Free Republic is based in Fresno, for goodness sakes.
The Central Coast can be quite beautiful, nice little towns with gorgeous views of the Pacific from up in the hills, Capitola, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, etcetera. I’ve often thought I’d enjoy living there.
It would appear the apartment “managers” aren’t just Dems, they’re Activist Dems trying to stampede the old folks into a letter-writing campaign. Notice the press has already talked to them.
This story is a dead giveaway: This is staged. Pure theater, and people are going to get hurt in the panic they’re trying to raise. A new low.
No, I'm not.
Those who started getting social security checks prior to 1997 get paid the first week of every month.
I started getting SS checks in 2006.
I didn’t include Santa Cruz even though many do. Up until about ten years ago I didn’t even mind that place, wacky old hippie town that it was and I suppose still is. But, something changed, hardened. It can be ugly at times there now, when it was once sort of gentle and fun, in a countercultural way, the big old boardwalk and amusement park on the oceanfront. Pity.
Landlords can’t ask for rent any earlier than the due date specified in the lease.
Of course. Democrats don’t believe in contract law...what was I thinking.
I agree. Also could be a shake down by the manager who is taking advantage of the situation. Manager may be shaking down other tenants as well and will deny any allegations against themselves if the tenants get their SS checks as usual. A person at the gym expressed worry about getting their SS check and I told them, among other factoids, that Obama lied every time he opened his mouth. Checks will be paid on time or Obama will face more retribution than he or his socialist/commie democrat party are prepared to deal with at this particular time. The media diligently and happily plays along and they will never retract or clarify the actual facts involved, they just keep facilitating the administration advance toward killing off this Republic.
I am not a fan of SS, but, if this woman really needs it, then, not giving it to her is DumBO’s decision, that, some less deserving agency, such as the EPA gets it, is a travesty.
I would rather see SS replaced with 401k type system where the private sector is strengthened, instead, at the mercy of the feds who only see it as a cash cow in their way.
These "Landlords" are Gummint employees. They can do stuff us peons can't do.
I suspect theO’s plan for SS is the death squads from his healthcare bill.
i will turn 70 on my next - Dec 11.
Thanks! I really did not know how the decision was made.
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