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The Rent: It's Too Damn High

I've definitely been leaning toward Ferrer in the NYC mayoral elections -- not so much out of enthusiasm for him, but rather a general unease with the corporate-friendly Bloomberg administration. Then along comes Jimmy McMillan of the "The RENT Is Too Damn High Party".

Now this is something I can totally get behind -- for as we all know, the rent is indeed too damn high. And while McMillan's proposed remedy seems a bit radical, it would save me about $600/month, or $57,000 in all:

... tenants will only pay no more than $550.00 per,mo in RENT for the next 8 years. This will give the people a chance the get their lives back together.

This is starting to sound quite good, as I could really use that money to get my life back together. And Jimmy McMillan even has a really snappy song about the rent being too damn high. Sorry Ferrer, I think to myself, but this is too good to pass up.

Then comes the rub: Jimmy McMillan blames the Jews for making the rent too damn high. He details how Christian, Islamic and even Animist and "Chinese Folk" can live together, but apparently not the Jews.

Damn. Time to put that Ferrer button back on...

Posted by Damian on 10/25/2005 | Permalink



Posted by: merkley??? | Oct 25, 2005 11:33:57 PM

What, no one's voting for Chris Brodeur??

Posted by: elayne | Oct 26, 2005 11:21:13 AM

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