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Millions of Americans risk eviction as virus cases spike

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Clearly you have a hatred for unemployed and those on welfare. Admit it. That's your problem.
I have a problem with free loaders. Even before Covid. Get a job ad pay the rent or beat it.
 

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I don’t know what the solution is. I agree it’s awful people are facing evictions. However, there is no reason for them to. There are places BEGGING for employees and starting them out at $15 an hour. There is no excuse to not be working. If it’s not your dream job, too bad. You work and pay for your own life until you find a job you like better. That’s life. What about the people that are owed rent and depend on that income? Those people have mortgages on their property that needs paid as well.
 

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A list of behaviors Democrats support:

rioting
assaulting police
destroying property
blocking roadways
attacking motorists
shoplifting Walgreens with sacks full of merch
pooping/urinating on sidewalks
crossing border illegally
farm and slaughter house workers with no ID
voting without ID
breach of contract for college loan
voluntarily unemployed
refusal to pay rent
pant wetting whenever Trump is mentioned
 

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Lets see, Dems control the House, Senate and the Presidency. Yup it's their fault alright...................
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The White House says only Congress can extend the evictions freeze after the Supreme Court ruled in June that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention overstepped its authority when it created the policy.


Pelosi and the House Democratic leaders said the virus remains a threat, calling it a "moral imperative" to keep people from losing their homes. But they said "it is clear" the evenly divided Senate won't extend the eviction moratorium, making any effort from the House insufficient, and putting the onus on the Biden administration.

"As we urge the White House to act, please note that Congress will work to address any vulnerability to the CDC identified by the courts," Pelosi wrote in a letter to House Democrats on Monday.
 

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A vaccine is widely available and there's a shortage of workers. A call for an extended eviction moratorium is just performative marxism.
 

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Yes, Bidenflation has not been kind to people on the bottom rungs and it's going to get worse. On the flip side, my house has increased by over $200,000 in the past year.

It's like they say, if you like income inequality, vote Democrat.
Republican policies have been the biggest driver of income inequality. So if you've been enjoying the benefits of structural racism accrued to you by simply being white and want to be able to continue to enjoy those systemic benefits, then of course you must vote Republican. Because when you're white, it's right!
 

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New Zealand has not eradicated COVID. They’re still reporting positive cases.

And Polio was functionally eradicated yet there were still a handful of cases every year. New Zealand has so few cases that the virus might as well not exist in the country. A couple weeks ago, there were 59 in the *entire country*. 59 out of 5 million.
 

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And Polio was functionally eradicated yet there were still a handful of cases every year. New Zealand has so few cases that the virus might as well not exist in the country. A couple weeks ago, there were 59 in the *entire country*. 59 out of 5 million.
They’ve only ever had a total of 2,877 cases throughout the entire pandemic to-date. It’s not eradicated. It’s a tiny country with a small population.
 

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They’ve only ever had a total of 2,877 cases throughout the entire pandemic to-date. It’s not eradicated. It’s a tiny country with a small population.

And? They still functionally eradicated it.
 

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And? They still functionally eradicated it.
And you’re shifting the goalposts. You claimed that multiple countries have eradicated it. And to support that claim - you’re pointing to a tiny island nation that barely had any cases to begin with and say they “functionally eradicated” it. The vast majority of the population isn’t even vaccinated. Doesn’t wash.
 

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And you’re shifting the goalposts. You claimed that multiple countries have eradicated it. And to support that claim - you’re pointing to a tiny island nation that barely had any cases to begin with and say they “functionally eradicated” it. The vast majority of the population isn’t even vaccinated. Doesn’t wash.

Because they took measures early on that meant they didn't need widespread vacination.
 

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Here we are again - faced with a raging Delta Variant pandemic and millions of renters and homeowners facing evictions or the loss of their homes thanks to state governors not addressing this emergency properly. How will millions of hungry people fair when living on public streets or in over-crowded shelters? Oh, I know - lets feed them (ones still alive) on Thanksgiving and tell them to convince their stomachs to go very slow digesting that food - lets say for at least 6 months (for those not frozen to death by then) and then see where our nation's pandemic situation stands by then.




With billions in government funds meant to help renters still untapped, President Joe Biden this week urged Congress to extend the 11-month-old moratorium, after a recent Supreme Court ruling meant the White House could not do so.

But Republicans balked at Democratic efforts to extend the eviction ban through mid October, and the House of Representatives adjourned for its summer vacation Friday without renewing it.



"There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic," Biden warned Friday.
I am not sure why this is even a topic short of far left states who had been so lenient that they allowed the eviction thing to extend to everything, like people refusing to pay rent or straight up trashing homes.

In texas many had been evicted, if they had wanted to evict they could have worked around federal rules and found an excuse to evict for something else like blatent drug use, trashing the place etc.

Despite seeing a large amount up and leave all of the sudden when federal unemployment ended in texas and the state reverted back to pre pandemic unemployment rules, I have only seen a single eviction based recently, and it was due to tenants who flat out refused to pay citing covid excuse but could afford an 80k mercedes, I am sure the landlord even with eviction restrictions in place could have kicked them out, it would have been too easy to find another excuse, maybe he was afraid of a lawsuit.

However even in texas most landlords were not kicking their tenants to the curb for being unable to pay, and most who collected unemployment just straight up paid their rent, and many on fixed incomes paid what they could with rising costs, and many landlords were willing to accept that given the circumstances and work out future repayment down the road.



Most likely this will hit other states with much stricter eviction rules where people had been exploiting the covid restrictions on evictions to live rent free, there has been literal unemployment benefits paying more than much of the jobs in america and some states still have such benefits going on, but if you made 12 an hour and could pay rent but now make equal to 29 an hour through federal and state special benefits but can not somehow pay the rent you were gaming the system.

The ones who were most truly in need of such protections were people on fixed incomes like retirement and disability, and that would have been due to a rising cost issue not a scared to work because of covid issue, in which the federal govt could have simply issued a second program just to cover such.
 

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I am not sure why this is even a topic short of far left states who had been so lenient that they allowed the eviction thing to extend to everything, like people refusing to pay rent or straight up trashing homes.
This story is still in the news that's now putting more pressure on Pres Biden to act. When all is said and done, once these killer variant viruses finally fizzles out, then look for similar stories about assisting the downtrodden to fizzle some also.
 

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Here we are again - faced with a raging Delta Variant pandemic and millions of renters and homeowners facing evictions or the loss of their homes thanks to state governors not addressing this emergency properly. How will millions of hungry people fair when living on public streets or in over-crowded shelters? Oh, I know - lets feed them (ones still alive) on Thanksgiving and tell them to convince their stomachs to go very slow digesting that food - lets say for at least 6 months (for those not frozen to death by then) and then see where our nation's pandemic situation stands by then.




With billions in government funds meant to help renters still untapped, President Joe Biden this week urged Congress to extend the 11-month-old moratorium, after a recent Supreme Court ruling meant the White House could not do so.

But Republicans balked at Democratic efforts to extend the eviction ban through mid October, and the House of Representatives adjourned for its summer vacation Friday without renewing it.



"There can be no excuse for any state or locality not accelerating funds to landlords and tenants that have been hurt during this pandemic," Biden warned Friday.

Boy! What another load of whining from those whining people chose not to prepare themselves for what was obviously going to happen and wasted their money on drugs and drink and who now want to suck at the government teat and take money from hard working patriotic, right-thinking, patriotic, hard working, patriotic, honest, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian, patriotic, White, patriotic, American, patriotic, patriots.

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PS - I win my bet that the elected members of the US government would place "taking a summer vacation" in priority over "doing something to protect 10,000,000 Americans from a clearly foreseen threat".
 

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Boy! What another load of whining from those whining people chose not to prepare themselves for what was obviously going to happen and wasted their money on drugs and drink and who now want to suck at the government teat and take money from hard working patriotic, right-thinking, patriotic, hard working, patriotic, honest, patriotic, real, patriotic, true, patriotic, conservative, patriotic, Christian, patriotic, White, patriotic, American, patriotic, patriots.

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PS - I win my bet that the elected members of the US government would place "taking a summer vacation" in priority over "doing something to protect 10,000,000 Americans from a clearly foreseen threat".
Man, have you been paying attention in DP!!!! (y)
 

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Good. GTFO to the free loaders. What a moronic policy to have in effect in the first place.

Get a job and pay rent

Or we could realize that folks are out of work, in many cases due to no fault of their own, and now own months of back-rent or back-mortgage that they are unable to pay. We can also realize that the current situation regarding wages is that they have not kept up with inflation and so things like housing, food, and the like are much higher than folks are making, which squeezes them tight and so the minimum wage should be increased drastically, especially on large corporations such as McDonalds, Walmart, and others.
 

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Or we could realize that folks are out of work, in many cases due to no fault of their own, and now own months of back-rent or back-mortgage that they are unable to pay. We can also realize that the current situation regarding wages is that they have not kept up with inflation and so things like housing, food, and the like are much higher than folks are making, which squeezes them tight and so the minimum wage should be increased drastically, especially on large corporations such as McDonalds, Walmart, and others.
Sounds like a personal problem. Not mine. Pay the rent or GTFO!
 

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On the contrary, with lockdowns and masking, we could have cured cancer by now! 😂😂😂
Surely you know that cancer is not contagious. Lockdowns and masking would not have one iota of effect on the disease. Which contrasts greatly with masking and lockdowns for highly contagious diseases such as Covid19.
 

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Well, Mr. Biden does appear to have noticed that the "Congresscritters" have decided that their summer vacations are more important than the pending evictions of up to 10,000,000 Americans and has taken a step to prevent those evictions from happening.


Maybe he has the constitutional authority to do this and maybe he doesn't.

In any event, you can count on the "Republicans" (whatever that means) to launch a court challenge in order to uphold the constitutional right of landlords to toss people out onto the streets in the middle of a pandemic (although they won't word it QUITE that bluntly).
 
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