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senate Bill S. 1106

Should the Feds Give Refundable Tax Credits to Help People Whose Rent Exceeds 30% of Their Gross Income?

Argument in favor

Many low-income and even middle-class households are struggling to make rent payments. Giving these families a refundable tax credit to help balance their budgets would go a long way towards stabilizing their circumstances.

Jim2423's Opinion
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08/07/2019
Might as well they are doing nothing to correct money hungry landlords here in Reno/Sparks area.
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Robert's Opinion
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08/07/2019
Why do we have homeless people? One is that they cannot afford to pay rent, food, medical costs, etc. something has to go. Rent should not be one of them. Minimum wages is not enough to live on. That is why we need subsidized housing, food stamps, medical care. Why can we not help those who cannot take care of themselves? Are they suppose to just go away and die somewhere?
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Jeffrey 's Opinion
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08/07/2019
Speaking from a place of need yes, my mom doesn’t have a job because she has a medical disability yet she can’t get disability payments because her case keep getting denied, due to age which is a bunch of bull. Anyways we have no income except for child support and what I make, and I am jobless right now, I believe this could help most get back on there feet.
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Argument opposed

As demonstrated elsewhere, government subsidies tend to simply drive up the cost of the good they subsidize. Thus, rather than helping low-income families, this bill will only further enrich landlords by allowing them to jack rents up even further.

JConrad03's Opinion
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08/07/2019
People depending on the government to survive is not good. We should be passing legislation to give the people more opportunities to jump higher in the class systems, not incentives otherwise. If you can not afford your housing, you should move as it seems fit.
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RAN's Opinion
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08/07/2019
This is stupid, be responsible and get a place you can afford. Move to a more affordable location, like out of the city. Still don’t make enough? get another job!
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Rick 's Opinion
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08/07/2019
Affordable housing! Get what you can afford! It’s called a budget!!! Live within your means!!!
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    Might as well they are doing nothing to correct money hungry landlords here in Reno/Sparks area.
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    People depending on the government to survive is not good. We should be passing legislation to give the people more opportunities to jump higher in the class systems, not incentives otherwise. If you can not afford your housing, you should move as it seems fit.
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    This is stupid, be responsible and get a place you can afford. Move to a more affordable location, like out of the city. Still don’t make enough? get another job!
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    Affordable housing! Get what you can afford! It’s called a budget!!! Live within your means!!!
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    RAISE WAGES!!!!!!
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    Let the market decide rent. This law will see people pursue more expensive housing to qualify for the tax rates and thus drive up housing cost for every renter. Law of unintended consequences.
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    NO! AND MAY I ADD A RESOUNDING HELL NO! WTF? DON'T LIVE ABOVE YOUR MEANS! Sorry, should I just move to Fairbanks Ranch near San Diego and have others pay my rent or mortgage? Cuz that would be sweet! I can live above my means now!!! YAY! YES!🙌 We screwed the gov't AGAIN🙌! We're getting the best of them!🙌 Remember your parents telling you to pay attention in school? THIS... RIGHT HERE EXPLAINS WHY THEY/WE SAY THAT. In case you missed class what seems to be like... Oh, 1st grade to about 10th or eleventh grade cuz you thought school sucks, I'm an adult, and I'll just drop out and get my GED man, this is bullshit man. PSST! HEY DIPSHIT! Ya you... It turns out in English, which by the way is not the official language of The United States because of people like you who want everyone to be happy and just communicate with their own language which won't get them too far in our society...just like you didnt🙌 You see, those taxes we pay... Ya, those go-to different 'accounts' as you say to 'The Government'. Who you think, because you happened to miss that day, is supposed to take care of you. Ya, the same people who've also been known to buy hammmers~n~shit sometimes for $500 a piece! In Economics class, we found out THAT'S not a good thing or a positive in our lives when it comes time to balance it out. Also it also tells me there's someone on the other end who thinks like you. ..who needs help in Ethics class, we learned that stealing from others is a bad thing to do. And by thinking your 'getting over' on 'The Government', you're really getting over on yourselves, which is not the best decision😜 In Health we learned that if someone tells you they're stealing from themselves... well they may be cray-cray and need some help🤕 In Language class we learned to say it in ONE WORD! !! Think !! One day we all watched this popular movie and it had this saying... "Stupid IS as stupid does🤓" LoL! Silly people also think silly shit😂 Ya know, oddly enough its a HUGE % of you who are not the ones who did the work to live THAT life but WANT it. Of course you do... You ALSO deserve it. But you WANT freedom of choice and you have the right to be cray-cray and make bad decisions and it looks like you still do. You set this path. Live it!🤬
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    Move to a property they can affford
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    👉Absolutely not! Yet another Con from the DNC to market for ‘Pay You’ votes. That’s the persons choice for rent- Time to move-! 👉Taxpayers aren’t responsible for your rent. Harris’s plan=Pay For Votes. Zero good Policies.
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    Speaking from a place of need yes, my mom doesn’t have a job because she has a medical disability yet she can’t get disability payments because her case keep getting denied, due to age which is a bunch of bull. Anyways we have no income except for child support and what I make, and I am jobless right now, I believe this could help most get back on there feet.
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    Why do we have homeless people? One is that they cannot afford to pay rent, food, medical costs, etc. something has to go. Rent should not be one of them. Minimum wages is not enough to live on. That is why we need subsidized housing, food stamps, medical care. Why can we not help those who cannot take care of themselves? Are they suppose to just go away and die somewhere?
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    Any time government appropriates funds or tax credits to help pay for someone’s needs that money seems to benefit the people who sells those needs, and not the people in need. I think that affordable housing, food, medicine and medical care, education, decent jobs and so on are all issues to be dealt with- so that all of our people have the opportunity to succeed in their own way and Be able to enjoy their inalienable right to pursue happiness. The government can and should help. That help needs to constructed in a strategic and holistic way and not by many, many uncoordinated programs. I believe that a few legislative packages to address inequities in our society are a more cost effective and beneficial approach to address these issues. There are many possible ways to do this, but they need to be synergistic with long term cost-benefits and risks fully understood and addressed.
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    Slumlords will raise the rent to capitalize on the fed money
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    Yes. Raise taxes on the super wealthy to pay for it.
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    Government has nothing except that which it steals from those who actually produce. Stop stealing from productive citizens!
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    Not only no but HELL NO!!!!!
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    Only if they eliminate student debt. Otherwise, those who really need the hand up, will never see a cent. It will all go into the pockets of creditors.
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    Although I would like to support this cause, I agree that it will allow corrupt, unethical landlords to hack up prices even higher and the only people that win, are the corrupt landlords. It’s basically handing money over to Corrupt Republicans, because it enables the landlords to jack up rent fees and continue to fill those places, because the renters are recovering some fees via the tax credits. The only way to possibly address the issue, is to create thousands of non-profits that build and operate their own rental units, which flood the markets with appropriately priced rental units, single-family and multi-family and helping to drive down the cost of rentals. Once the profit margins drop below a certain range, the Corrupt Republicans will back out of the rental market, because they aren’t making enough money to continue their schemes and theft and oppression.
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    This really should only be a temporary solution. Ultimately, over the long term, we need to build more affordable housing and reign in Wall Street which has been speculating endlessly in the real estate market!
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    No, we all need lower taxes and a smaller government so we all can use the money that we individually work for!
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