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Old 10-10-2019, 10:51 AM   #81
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Especially the ones with cancer.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:33 AM   #82
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I have been a landlord and as a social worker have provided services to clients in their homes. A friend of mine was murdered by a client.
One of my former renters is in jail for life. A violent sexual murder.

A live in BF of the Section 8 tenant.
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My DW managed Section 8 housing for private owners (she worked for a fee management company) for decades. She managed several properties at any given time and did the staff hiring and budget development, and other not-so-fun tasks (like evictions). It's pretty obvious that many commenting here have no experience with Section 8 housing tenants.
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We need a Freedom Dividend (Universal Basic Income) of $1000 a month to save 80% of the population, many workers are being replaced by Automation and Artificial Intelligence . Best solution I heard
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They certainly need something, handouts don't work.

It's a great reason to move to a sales tax, and get rid of the income tax. Everyone can help pay their fair share.
Sounds good to me. Let's replace progressive taxes with the most regressive taxes. Ya know - for their own good.

I'm assuming by "they", you mean poor folks. 'Cause "they" don't pay their fair share like you do.
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Especially the ones with cancer.
Yup. I have cancer. I could work. But I can afford not to.

The ones who can't afford not to work should be in forced labor camps.
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A jobs program that helps parks and schools would be better.
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One of my former renters is in jail for life. A violent sexual murder.

A live in BF of the Section 8 tenant.
Right. Most renters are criminals. Even more so the Section 8 types. Not like homeowners - they are never in jail.

Landlords promote crime.
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