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(New York Daily News)   Forget the $3,000 hammers and $7,000 toilet seats,the federal government is paying $1.8M per month to place ONE family in public housing   (nydailynews.com) divider line 93
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2013-08-07 08:25:17 AM
What that article fails to mention is that if the Obama family were armadillos they could subsist entirely on a diet of grubs and insects.  Well that is just one of the things they didn't cover I guess, but certainly as important as the one they did.
 
2013-08-07 08:38:03 AM
So I guess this makes only the super-wealthy qualified for the Presidency.  Thanks for the info.
 
2013-08-07 08:42:41 AM
Maybe that family was really fat and required all kinds of specialized equipment to move them into their new home.
 
2013-08-07 09:02:49 AM
And that's just to protect them from falling coconuts.
 
2013-08-07 09:08:12 AM
$319 million seems a bit low to me.
 
2013-08-07 09:17:07 AM
Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.
 
2013-08-07 09:19:11 AM

Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.


The only time I remember getting close in my lifetime was with Nancy Reagan and the china.  But this is much worse and totally not deserved.
 
2013-08-07 09:19:14 AM
I wonder if they'll leave their digs in the same condition other section 8 renters leave theirs?
 
2013-08-07 09:23:35 AM
Now how much would the Senate building cost if they wanted to rent a meeting hall?
 
2013-08-07 09:28:34 AM

EvilEgg: Now how much would the Senate building cost if they wanted to rent a meeting hall?


Interesting.  In college I actually performed in a rented hall in the Rayburn building.  No clue on the finances/arrangements though.
 
2013-08-07 09:38:58 AM
how long until FOX devotes half a day to this story, demanding that Obama pays rent.
 
2013-08-07 09:40:36 AM

ginandbacon: $319 million seems a bit low to me.



Hell, that's not even a two-day excursion to India.
 
2013-08-07 09:43:37 AM

Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.


That's because it is a white house.
 
2013-08-07 09:46:26 AM

Sybarite: ginandbacon: $319 million seems a bit low to me.


Hell, that's not even a two-day excursion to India.


LOL!!!!
 
2013-08-07 09:55:58 AM

EvilEgg: Now how much would the Senate building cost if they wanted to rent a meeting hall?


Oh and did you know that the National Mall is *free*? Why that land is prime real estate, and we're paying people to mow it?

And that giant marble and granite obelisk, who pays for that?
 
2013-08-07 10:02:31 AM
Yeah, the property values just plummeted....

assets.nydailynews.com

Not only did they rent it to a Black man, but he's putting his feet up on the furniture... Definitely gonna lose his security deposit for that. The landlords were OK when the previous tenant did it, but as of now, this shiat will not stand!

/dididoitright?
 
2013-08-07 10:02:45 AM

Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.


I warned you, back in 2008.  There goes the neighborhood, I said.  You scoffed.

Well look around.  Washington DC is just crawling with those people.

Told you so.  Call me a racist, huh?  More like REALIST.
 
2013-08-07 10:07:54 AM
 
2013-08-07 10:08:38 AM

Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.


lol. You're so PC you're scared to say "black"
 
2013-08-07 10:09:16 AM

Elegy: I wonder if they'll leave their digs in the same condition other section 8 renters leave theirs?


Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience


Whoops. Didn't see you posted that.
 
2013-08-07 10:11:18 AM
Benghazi house
 
2013-08-07 10:13:28 AM
Great job by Zillow getting their ad placed in the news as an actual story. That's some good marketing.
 
2013-08-07 10:15:03 AM
This is in no way yet another racist dog-whistle
 
2013-08-07 10:21:44 AM
Fun fact: NPR, NEA and the Obama White House cost 112% of the federal budget or 3% of on fighter the military doesn't want but is made in a key congressional district
 
2013-08-07 10:21:51 AM

Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience


Why the fark would they rent that house to a Section 8 tenant? Maybe they were desperate and had no idea what they were getting into. Lesson learned the hard way.
 
2013-08-07 10:23:07 AM
Considering I've personally made use of a $20k modal hammer I have no trouble believing in a cheap ass $3k job. The things stay in their foam packing 99% of their life, and either get stored in the bosses desk drawer or a freakin' vault if there's one in the budget.

And the Zillow estimate for the White House is too straightforward. The 2012 presidential election crossed $2billion in campaign expenditures, making the place worth north of $400 million a month. There's just way too much money to be made to let the White House go cheaper than that.

Oh, and think $20k for a precision ground hammer sounds outrageous? I consulted with my dad, a DoD contractor precision machinist, on fitting a pressure gauge to a tool carrier for one of his CNC mills. The 12 oz chunk of ground hardened steel cost $2k and they regularly chuck them when they wear out. I think his average mill takes 32 of them just to get started.

/The first hundredth is free
//the ten-thousandths are gonna cost ya
 
2013-08-07 10:25:29 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-07 10:26:40 AM
This is important. This means something.
 
2013-08-07 10:26:58 AM

jigger: Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience

Why the fark would they rent that house to a Section 8 tenant? Maybe they were desperate and had no idea what they were getting into. Lesson learned the hard way.


They must have been desperate. The guy seemed like a do-gooder Christian, so that may have something to do with it. Section 8 is almost always a bad idea for a landlord unless they're fine with going full slumlord
 
2013-08-07 10:27:02 AM

TwoHead: What that article fails to mention is that if the Obama family were armadillos they could subsist entirely on a diet of grubs and insects.  Well that is just one of the things they didn't cover I guess, but certainly as important as the one they did.


Fark armadillos anyhow.  Those things are hissing possums with shells, not the cute and cuddly beachballs I was led to believe as a child.
 
2013-08-07 10:30:31 AM

Frank N Stein: Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.

lol. You're so PC you're scared to say "black"


you obviously don't get the joke.
 
2013-08-07 10:33:06 AM

Frank N Stein: Elegy: I wonder if they'll leave their digs in the same condition other section 8 renters leave theirs?

Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience

Whoops. Didn't see you posted that.


Threadshaitters come in pairs now.
 
2013-08-07 10:34:32 AM
haha get it section 8

because the president is a black
 
2013-08-07 10:35:48 AM

Jackson Herring: haha get it section 8

because the president is a black


Just don't call them racist.
 
2013-08-07 10:35:55 AM

Frank N Stein: jigger: Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience

Why the fark would they rent that house to a Section 8 tenant? Maybe they were desperate and had no idea what they were getting into. Lesson learned the hard way.

They must have been desperate. The guy seemed like a do-gooder Christian, so that may have something to do with it. Section 8 is almost always a bad idea for a landlord unless they're fine with going full slumlord



In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess.  In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem.  The slobs who left the mess are the problem.  Has nothing to do with Section 8.

/I am shocked to see someone disparaging the poor.
//I already had you favorited in red for a reason.............and no, not a good reason.
///slashies come in three.
 
2013-08-07 10:38:55 AM

Fart_Machine: Jackson Herring: haha get it section 8

because the president is a black

Just don't call them racist.


it is YOU who is the racist
 
2013-08-07 10:40:35 AM

Frank N Stein: jigger: Frank N Stein: Section 8 Rental - what a sad and upsetting experience

Why the fark would they rent that house to a Section 8 tenant? Maybe they were desperate and had no idea what they were getting into. Lesson learned the hard way.

They must have been desperate. The guy seemed like a do-gooder Christian, so that may have something to do with it. Section 8 is almost always a bad idea for a landlord unless they're fine with going full slumlord


Desperate. In the info at the end of the video, he basically says that he lived in one of the hardest hit areas during the housing crash, which caused his property value to drop from $220,000 (what they paid for the house) to about $20,000. This plus rising crime in his neighborhood gave him cause to move his family out. Due to his religious beliefs, he didn't feel comfortable defaulting on what he owed the bank, so Section 8 was paying the mortgage to the tune of about $1,000 a month (his tenant paid $53/month).

I can't really fault the guy for trying his hardest to meet his financial obligations - I think that's laudable - but he's obviously a middle class white guy with no clue as to the realities of Section 8 tenants. It probably would have been better for everyone involved if he had just mailed the keys to the bank and walked away.
 
2013-08-07 10:44:09 AM
The price of the king's castle is never an issue. It's just part of doing business.
 
2013-08-07 10:49:40 AM

Mikey1969: Yeah, the property values just plummeted....

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x423]

Not only did they rent it to a Black man, but he's putting his feet up on the furniture... Definitely gonna lose his security deposit for that. The landlords were OK when the previous tenant did it, but as of now, this shiat will not stand!

/dididoitright?


That looks like a ridiculously comfortable chair. I'm jealous.
 
2013-08-07 10:54:14 AM

Car_Ramrod: That looks like a ridiculously comfortable chair. I'm jealous.


Yeah, no OfficeMax $79 special there...
 
2013-08-07 10:54:28 AM

Jackson Herring: haha get it section 8

because the president is a black


Please.  We're calling them "urbans" now.
 
2013-08-07 10:54:39 AM

Car_Ramrod: Mikey1969: Yeah, the property values just plummeted....

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x423]

Not only did they rent it to a Black man, but he's putting his feet up on the furniture... Definitely gonna lose his security deposit for that. The landlords were OK when the previous tenant did it, but as of now, this shiat will not stand!

/dididoitright?

That looks like a ridiculously comfortable chair. I'm jealous.


Don't be. What are the odds that chair has cradled Bill Clinton's nekkid buttocks?
 
2013-08-07 11:06:38 AM

Car_Ramrod: Mikey1969: Yeah, the property values just plummeted....

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x423]

Not only did they rent it to a Black man, but he's putting his feet up on the furniture... Definitely gonna lose his security deposit for that. The landlords were OK when the previous tenant did it, but as of now, this shiat will not stand!

/dididoitright?

That looks like a ridiculously comfortable chair. I'm jealous.


Ironically, he has a non-OSHA recommended 4-legged rolling chair.

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/components_cha ir .html
 
2013-08-07 11:07:42 AM

Frank N Stein: Dinki: Funny how the cost of running the whitehouse wasn't a subject of discussion until a blah family moved in.

lol. You're so PC you're scared to say "black"



Yeah, what a santorum!
 
2013-08-07 11:11:28 AM

thenewmissus: In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess. In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem. The slobs who left the mess are the problem. Has nothing to do with Section 8.


Of course. My dad rents some property and has had similar experiences. Being from a poor area, however, we've seen how bad it can get. Anecdotal, sure, but if I were ever in a position to rent out property I would not even consider section 8. From what I've seen, there's a higher probability that the place will be trashed.
 
2013-08-07 11:11:38 AM
FTA - "Obama's wife, Michelle, has assured citizens that the executive mansion is indeed the "people's house," and she is right, considering taxpayers are covering the rent."

But 'you' are not allowed in it...
 
2013-08-07 11:13:01 AM

Frank N Stein: thenewmissus: In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess. In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem. The slobs who left the mess are the problem. Has nothing to do with Section 8.

Of course. My dad rents some property and has had similar experiences. Being from a poor area, however, we've seen how bad it can get. Anecdotal, sure, but if I were ever in a position to rent out property I would not even consider section 8. From what I've seen, there's a higher probability that the place will be trashed.


And from what I've seen, I couldn't possibly rent to white people.  They're more likely to be serial killers than anyone else.
 
2013-08-07 11:13:50 AM

Infernalist: Frank N Stein: thenewmissus: In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess. In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem. The slobs who left the mess are the problem. Has nothing to do with Section 8.

Of course. My dad rents some property and has had similar experiences. Being from a poor area, however, we've seen how bad it can get. Anecdotal, sure, but if I were ever in a position to rent out property I would not even consider section 8. From what I've seen, there's a higher probability that the place will be trashed.

And from what I've seen, I couldn't possibly rent to white people.  They're more likely to be serial killers than anyone else.


Good, then don't.
 
2013-08-07 11:14:45 AM

Frank N Stein: Infernalist: Frank N Stein: thenewmissus: In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess. In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem. The slobs who left the mess are the problem. Has nothing to do with Section 8.

Of course. My dad rents some property and has had similar experiences. Being from a poor area, however, we've seen how bad it can get. Anecdotal, sure, but if I were ever in a position to rent out property I would not even consider section 8. From what I've seen, there's a higher probability that the place will be trashed.

And from what I've seen, I couldn't possibly rent to white people.  They're more likely to be serial killers than anyone else.

Good, then don't.


And pedophiles, too.  Hey, are you white?
 
2013-08-07 11:19:16 AM

Infernalist: Frank N Stein: Infernalist: Frank N Stein: thenewmissus: In other news, my husband and I are landlords (own a duplex and a quadplex) and we have rented to people without Section 8 (We haven't rented to section 8 because we haven't done the paperwork or felt the need to do it) who have left our duplex and quadplex an absolute mess. In other words...........slobs can be rich or poor. Section 8 is not the problem. The slobs who left the mess are the problem. Has nothing to do with Section 8.

Of course. My dad rents some property and has had similar experiences. Being from a poor area, however, we've seen how bad it can get. Anecdotal, sure, but if I were ever in a position to rent out property I would not even consider section 8. From what I've seen, there's a higher probability that the place will be trashed.

And from what I've seen, I couldn't possibly rent to white people.  They're more likely to be serial killers than anyone else.

Good, then don't.

And pedophiles, too.  Hey, are you white?


I don't care what you do. I don't care who you rent to, your race. Hell I don't even care that you're a pedophile or whatever it is you were talking about. I was having a conversation with another farker about section 8 not about you diddling white kids or whatever you're on about.
 
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