Saturday, July 7, 2012
Unfortunately for property owners in the Empire State, Ms. Lauper is not the exception. There are lots of well-heeled people enjoying the benefits of rent control, like Mia Farrow (11 room Central Park West apartment $2500/mth.), Carly Simon, Gloria Steinem and on and on. And to be fair not all are rich or famous. The NY Post did a story recently on a couple of guys paying $71.23 and $54.46 for apartments in SoHO; both were old as Methuselah and lived there for decades. But the rich get more than their fair share. The median income of tenants in these rent regulated apartments is nearly twice the average, and the "hardest hit" areas (Central Park, SoHo etc.) are almost all lily white.
The point I wish to make here is that if the government controls the trough, the first at the trough will be the elite. Does anyone think for one minute THESE PEOPLE will be standing in line for cancer treatment? Do you think THESE PEOPLE will mind if you pay for their free ride, so long as they get what they want and need? They don't mind eating government cheese, so long as they get it first and they get to choose the cheese.
These people are the true 1%'ers. They do want to transfer wealth from your pocket to theirs, even though they have more. They are taking advantage of the system to the detriment of all, and they couldn't care less. And they are ALL DEMOCRATS!
Posted by "The Hammer" at 7/07/2012