Friday, July 18, 2008

Rangel's Rent Control

Support for rent control is usually based on the idea of affordability: poor people cannot find suitable housing in their price range. Yet these same supporters manipulate the system for their own gain.
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel on Friday defended living in three combined, rent-stabilized Harlem apartments as a legal benefit of long-term city residency, but said he may abandon a fourth apartment he uses for campaign work if it's not allowed.
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It is good to know the poor have people fighting for them in Washington. I would hate to think that representatives like Rangel are just in it for themselves...

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