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(The Hill)   Sounds like he's going to need a roommate   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Money, Renting, Maxwell Alejandro Frost, seat of Rep. Val Demings, community organizer, congressman-elect, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.  
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4698 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Dec 2022 at 6:30 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-08 5:28:56 PM  
Sleeping in your office is free.
 
2022-12-08 5:34:16 PM  
We desperately need to elect more people like him; we might actually start getting decent policies if the people who have been affected by Reaganomics start having a say in ending it.
 
2022-12-08 5:59:20 PM  
'Murica.


Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.


At least until 3 Jan, when the GOP officially takes over the House and either starts charging Representatives rent for their offices or prohibits sleeping in the offices, just to spite this one young Democrat.
 
2022-12-08 6:31:35 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: We desperately need to elect more people like him; we might actually start getting decent policies if the people who have been affected by Reaganomics start having a say in ending it.


No we should keep giving people who have held office for 50 years more chances. If you disagree you are a Russian.
 
2022-12-08 6:33:07 PM  
The salary is actually enough to survive in d.c. ... if you can survive to get your first paychecks.
 
2022-12-08 6:33:17 PM  
maybe he can convince his parents to rent a place there for him?

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2022-12-08 6:34:37 PM  
I would pick this person for my roommate.

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2022-12-08 6:37:45 PM  

LovesToSpooge: I would pick this person for my roommate.

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We see you, Ben. You're not getting in her shoe collection that way!
 
2022-12-08 6:38:08 PM  

Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.


That was my first thought... I thought it was kind of an open secret that most of them slept in their offices (even though their staff can't).
 
2022-12-08 6:38:16 PM  
King Something:At least until 3 Jan, when the GOP officially takes over the House and either starts charging Representatives rent for their offices or prohibits sleeping in the offices, just to spite this one young Democrat.


Would they actually do that?

Me:
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2022-12-08 6:39:56 PM  
A person with actual experience outside the rarefied old money atmosphere of 99% of Congress?

Heavens to Betsy, whatever next.
 
2022-12-08 6:40:57 PM  
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2022-12-08 6:42:16 PM  
He needs to be investigated.
 
2022-12-08 6:42:46 PM  
And now? Yeah, bet he's gonna get that half a duplex. Shiat, even be allowed a cat in the lease. No dog til he's reelected though. And he's gotta smoke outside unless the landlord is cool and let's him just smoke out the window.
 
2022-12-08 6:43:09 PM  
I've said for a long time we need congressional dorms: small apartments that they can live in for their time in DC. This helps prevent a conflict of interest of renting living from lobbyists or "friends" who happen to make multi million dollar campaign contributions.
 
2022-12-08 6:43:21 PM  
Too bad Amazon killed Alpha House. That show was a goldmine for these jokes.
The writers would have had a blast during the Trump administration.
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Senators living frat-style in D.C.
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2022-12-08 6:46:44 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: We desperately need to elect more people like him; we might actually start getting decent policies if the people who have been affected by Reaganomics start having a say in ending it.


I don't think I could agree more. The old people who move to FL from all over the US, or are dropped in NAS Jax or the like after their time serving abroad are hard R republicans. I've been waiting for a solid decade for that to create a very liberal younger generation in response to that, that seeks to run for office and change things. This guy is the first glimmer of hope in that direction. Of course I kept waiting for the Cubans to realize that the GOP is racist and instead vote in their best interest but they are routinely scared by the "ooga booga castro dems bad." And they finally went full red this last election. Please let this guy be the beginning of a trend of good, young, progressive Democrats here. The Stephanie Murphy/blue dogs in the state have been awful awful for liberals here.
 
2022-12-08 6:50:36 PM  

clkeagle: Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.

That was my first thought... I thought it was kind of an open secret that most of them slept in their offices (even though their staff can't).


What office? He doesn't have one yet
 
2022-12-08 6:51:36 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: [preview.redd.it image 640x394]


Credit scores were introduced in the US in the 1958.

FICO scores were introduced in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia

/Not that I don't disagree with the sentiment...just the accuracy
//farkin' boomers
///three for the fark of it, as is the custom of our people
 
2022-12-08 6:52:43 PM  
 
2022-12-08 6:53:20 PM  
Probably is behind in payments for his student loan too...
I have to ask, who considers "uber driver" a viable job? Is that really all he could do when he was campaigning? Doesn't give me a lot of faith in his ingenuity. *shrug*
 
2022-12-08 6:53:23 PM  

jayphat: I've said for a long time we need congressional dorms: small apartments that they can live in for their time in DC. This helps prevent a conflict of interest of renting living from lobbyists or "friends" who happen to make multi million dollar campaign contributions.


Korean War era barracks, like many of us had at Harmony Church. Okay, they could divide them up, but the bunkbeds remain. And no damn central a/c- they get 2 big fans per floor , and they will like it.
 
2022-12-08 6:54:08 PM  
Could he apply for section 8 housing? He technically hasn't started his job yet.
 
2022-12-08 6:57:20 PM  
One application was denied. Probably automated. I'd think "recently elected to congress" would do wonders for your application for any renter who didn't auto-reject based on credit score. He'll be fine.
 
2022-12-08 6:57:45 PM  

Harry Wagstaff: Could he apply for section 8 housing? He technically hasn't started his job yet.


Waiting list is longer than his term.
 
2022-12-08 6:58:28 PM  

fruit flies like a banana: Harry Wagstaff: Could he apply for section 8 housing? He technically hasn't started his job yet.

Waiting list is longer than his term.


Lol. By FAR
 
2022-12-08 7:03:40 PM  

Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.


You don't get an office until Jan 3rd, and all the stuff before then is orientation and other general housekeeping stuff to transition into being a Representative.

And for some reason, this escapes being a benefit taxable by the IRS.
 
2022-12-08 7:04:06 PM  

jayphat: I've said for a long time we need congressional dorms: small apartments that they can live in for their time in DC. This helps prevent a conflict of interest of renting living from lobbyists or "friends" who happen to make multi million dollar campaign contributions.


Each state should fund their reps and senators for DC residence. After all, those folks have to keep a place in their home district/state, and whether they're paying rent or a mortgage for that place, they need another place in DC for when they're in DC.
 
2022-12-08 7:05:48 PM  

jayphat: I've said for a long time we need congressional dorms: small apartments that they can live in for their time in DC.


How about a per diem for lodging?
 
2022-12-08 7:05:59 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: We desperately need to elect more people like him; we might actually start getting decent policies if the people who have been affected by Reaganomics start having a say in ending it.


How Do Politicians Keep Getting So Rich?
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2022-12-08 7:07:24 PM  

FigPucker: Credit scores were introduced in the US in the 1958.

FICO scores were introduced in 1989.


FICO is what became publicly available for a price to be used for all sorts of things it shouldn't be used.
 
2022-12-08 7:07:31 PM  
Has he considered becoming an influencer on TikTok?
 
2022-12-08 7:08:17 PM  

fruit flies like a banana: automated


And that itself is another huge problem.
 
2022-12-08 7:09:09 PM  

clkeagle: Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.

That was my first thought... I thought it was kind of an open secret that most of them slept in their offices (even though their staff can't).


*snaps fingers* Queen sized fold out couch.
 
2022-12-08 7:09:28 PM  

Nintenfreak: clkeagle: Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.

That was my first thought... I thought it was kind of an open secret that most of them slept in their offices (even though their staff can't).

*snaps fingers* Queen sized fold out couch.


Murphy beds are all the rage these days
 
2022-12-08 7:10:08 PM  

Nintenfreak: clkeagle: Nintenfreak: Sleeping in your office is free.

That was my first thought... I thought it was kind of an open secret that most of them slept in their offices (even though their staff can't).

*snaps fingers* Queen sized fold out couch.


And musk is getting so much flack for the same thing.
 
2022-12-08 7:11:15 PM  

mrmopar5287: FigPucker: Credit scores were introduced in the US in the 1958.

FICO scores were introduced in 1989.

FICO is what became publicly available for a price to be used for all sorts of things it shouldn't be used.


No argument there.
 
2022-12-08 7:11:42 PM  

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You know we get enough senators like him we could just legislate credit scores away.
 
2022-12-08 7:12:25 PM  

dericwater: those folks have to keep a place in their home district/state


Actually, they do not.

First, they can reside outside their district. Nothing requires a US Representative to be a resident of their district - just of their state. They could get a cheap apartment anywhere in their state and that could be their "home."

Second, a number of states allow them to essentially abandon residency in the state so long as it's for service in the house or senate or other federal elected office. Remember Dick Lugar of Indiana? In the 2012 election a huge reason he lost was because he hadn't been a resident of Indiana for years, or decades. He moved to DC and did not have a residence in Indiana, because state law there allowed him to do that.
 
2022-12-08 7:16:20 PM  
If his parking is free, he can get a PO Box and sleep in his car. Gym membership to shower. Food gets demeaning real quick but is doable.

Umm...

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2022-12-08 7:23:49 PM  

Subtonic: Gym membership to shower


Congress has a gym. That's where all the office sleepers shower each morning/evening.
 
2022-12-08 7:24:19 PM  
You telling me Pelosi doesn't have a guest bedroom this dude could use until he gets his first paycheck? He used to drive for Uber, they could carpool.
 
2022-12-08 7:25:47 PM  

Subtonic: Food gets demeaning real quick but is doable.


The Capitol Visitor's Center has a cafeteria. The Senate also has a cafeteria, which I assume is open to members of the House (but wouldn't surprise me if there is some BS jurisdiction stuff that keeps Representatives out unless invited).
 
2022-12-08 7:26:57 PM  

Gonz: You telling me Pelosi doesn't have a guest bedroom this dude could use until he gets his first paycheck?


Seems like it should be a thing done among the parties. The more senior members of the House and Senate should have something informally set up to house incoming newbies for a couple months to get them established.
 
2022-12-08 7:39:11 PM  

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Er, this isn't true as anyone who bought a house before 1989 can tell you.
 
2022-12-08 7:44:43 PM  

mrmopar5287: Subtonic: Food gets demeaning real quick but is doable.

The Capitol Visitor's Center has a cafeteria. The Senate also has a cafeteria, which I assume is open to members of the House (but wouldn't surprise me if there is some BS jurisdiction stuff that keeps Representatives out unless invited).


Do they serve Freedom Fries?
 
2022-12-08 7:45:41 PM  
And someplace will very quickly overlook that really bad credit when they realize he's a congress critter.
 
2022-12-08 7:49:41 PM  

mrmopar5287: fruit flies like a banana: automated

And that itself is another huge problem.


I agree but it's only a consequence of a bigger upstream problem: not enough housing. Landlords get more applications than they can go through, and any easy way to eliminate some of them will be attractive. Income not at least 4x rent? rejected. Not been at the job for at least 5 years? rejected. You can make laws to make those things illegal, but that doesn't resolve the underlying shortage that makes it necessary to find ways to narrow down the application pool. Some places you practically have to write an essay and have extra-curricular volunteer experience.

IMHO the problem of not enough housing is a consequence of housing not being just another need you pay for, but an investment. Everybody worries about their property value, so nobody wants to vote for less restrictive zoning laws that would allow for the construction of cost-effective low income housing (something China and Russia can do but we can't for some reason.) In some of the worst cities, it is literally illegal (due to zoning laws) to build anything but high-income housing. And even when they do permit high density construction (like in downtowns) the economics favor luxury high-income units.

Then the government and society at large treat home ownership like a virtue. Home ownership, especially single-family actual house ownership, is an essential part of the american dream. We literally subsidize urban sprawl, the destruction of natural areas, pushing humans closer to wildlife (and wildfires) and making cars a necessity.

Oops... didn't mean to launch on a rant. I could go on for some time.
 
2022-12-08 8:06:18 PM  
What's the first item on his credit report?

FLORIDA
 
2022-12-08 8:12:55 PM  

FigPucker: The Irresponsible Captain: [preview.redd.it image 640x394]

Credit scores were introduced in the US in the 1958.

FICO scores were introduced in 1989.

Source: Wikipedia


"The Equal Credit Opportunity Act banned denying credit on gender or marital status in 1974, along with race, nationality, religion, age, or receipt of public assistance in 1976. Credit scoring adoption accelerated to shield against discrimination lawsuits."

Uh-huh, it's not that you're a non-binary minority immigrant Muslim octogenarian on Social Security, no, not at all.

It's that you have "bad credit."  And if it just so happens that non-straights have worse credit than straights, minorities than whites, immigrants than non-immigrants, non-Christians than Christians, and non-Boomers than Boomers?  Statistically interesting, but totallycoincidental.
 
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