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The resounding motto of the Democratic party has reverberated through the halls of Congress once again: “Do as I say, not as I do.”

This is the standard by which liberals seem to live by. They may not acknowledge it, but they live their lives based on this principle.

There is one set of rules for liberals and then there is a set of rules for everyone else and they are absolutely arbitrary and can change in mid-air.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley is a prime example of this mindset. Pressley has been one of the members of Congress who has been openly calling for canceling rent because of the pandemic and theoretical hardships.

Pressley tweeted,

Keeping families housed is a matter of public health.

We must cancel rent, extend eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, provide rental assistance, and offer legal representation for those at risk of eviction. This is a public health emergency.

However, just like the rest of the Democrats, they go by their own rules.

According to Fox News, Pressley’s 2020 financial disclosure, filed on Friday, disclosed between $5,000 and $15,000 in rental income from a Boston property in her husband’s name. The property was converted into a multi-family apartment after it was purchased, according to Pressley’s disclosure.

Pressley’s office did not immediately return Fox News’ request for comment on whether she and her husband canceled rent for their tenants at any point in 2020. She disclosed the same range of rental income – between $5,000 and $15,000 – in 2020 as she did in 2019, before the pandemic began.

If she were any honest human being at all and remotely consistent with her ideology, should would already not be charging rent for her properties that she owns. She has the option right now to cancel rent on any properties that she owns, but does she do it? NOPE!

I’m not against helping those who need it. There are better ways of doing it than what the government tries to do though, that’s for sure.

But, if you are going to cancel rent, you also must cancel the mortgage payments of the landlords as well. If I own a rental property and I’m not allowed to collect rent, then how can I be expected to pay the mortgage?

Without rent, the properties will decline immediately, and without ongoing repairs, you soon will have an environment of dilapidated houses and millions of workforce housing families that will never recover.

What this would end up doing also is flooding the market with housing which would also cause home prices to plummet.


Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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