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    Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Especially when landlord profits average 5-15% per year without taking into account property value increases. It's a lucrative field, but families are getting crushed.

    Further, wages aren't coming anywhere close to keeping up with the cost of living, not to mention productivity. Are you okay with average people finding it harder to start families and provide for them even though we're supposedly richer?

    To what do you have higher loyalty? Obscure economic principles? Or families?

    And especially Catholics, if you're not concerned about what's going on, you're directly contradicting Catholic social teaching.

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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    I do t give preference to either. Property owners have a right to set the price at which they’re willing to rent their property.

    What gives you the right to use someone’s property to implement your preferred policy objectives?
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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    I do t give preference to either. Property owners have a right to set the price at which they’re willing to rent their property.

    What gives you the right to use someone’s property to implement your preferred policy objectives?
    If I find you dying of thirst in the desert, am I justified in charging you $500 for it? After all, it's my water.

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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    I do t give preference to either. Property owners have a right to set the price at which they’re willing to rent their property.

    What gives you the right to use someone’s property to implement your preferred policy objectives?
    Same right that grants the government power to tax me to fund unjust wars, I suppose.
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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    If I find you dying of thirst in the desert, am I justified in charging you $500 for it? After all, it's my water.

    Depends ... how much did that water cost you in the first place?
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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    ... and then hold bibles on Sundays.

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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barnacle View Post
    Depends ... how much did that water cost you in the first place?
    Lol. The answer is no. It's obviously unjust because the price is way out of line relative to the cost

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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Especially when landlord profits average 5-15% per year without taking into account property value increases. It's a lucrative field, but families are getting crushed.

    Further, wages aren't coming anywhere close to keeping up with the cost of living, not to mention productivity. Are you okay with average people finding it harder to start families and provide for them even though we're supposedly richer?

    To what do you have higher loyalty? Obscure economic principles? Or families?

    And especially Catholics, if you're not concerned about what's going on, you're directly contradicting Catholic social teaching.
    Wages have grown at an average of 3.3% - higher for some of the lower earners; CPI has been running around 2%. I think you have a distorted view of the landlord's business and risks.
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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullseye View Post
    Wages have grown at an average of 3.3% - higher for some of the lower earners; CPI has been running around 2%. I think you have a distorted view of the landlord's business and risks.
    And my chart shows that wages have grown in recent years, but that growth is minuscule relative to 50 years of decreases, especially since the housing costs have risen much more than inflation.

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    Re: Why do conservatives value landlords and employers over families?

    Most of us conservatives...especially us landlords...also value families.

    Why do whiny pathetic crippled dependent pets that did a **** job of preparing for their lives always believe that their misery is the faulty of someone else?

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