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Old 03-02-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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He works for the apartment complex he lives in so doesn't have to pay. So what. Rent is too dam high in NYC he is right about that LOL!
yep, from the link in the OP;

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McMillan missed payments on his $800-a-month one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush and his landlord allowed him to live rent free in exchange for maintenance work, reports The New York Times.
so while he isnt paying rent out of pocket, he in fact is working off his rent.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:38 AM
 
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Just being a Devil's advocate: just because his rent is not too damn high doesn't mean others' rent is not too damn high, and that his candidacy is a reflection of his commitment to others to do something about their rent being too damn high.
Who's F'ing business is it other than the landlord to come up with a figure regarding the cost of rent?
Market forces drive rent up or down.
The landlord has no obligation to fill a welfare support roll for the government or taxpayers.
If taxpayers want to tax themselves to subsidize the cost of renting a place for some people then open your wallets and start a special fund; but don't expect owners to let strangers into a property they own for less than the market rent price. The nerve of some people to think they can force others to give their stuff away is beyond belief. Shame on such people.
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