Friday, April 27, 2018

Our Latest Orwellian NewSpeak - “Making Affordable Housing Work Act”

In the book 1984 the term "NewSpeak" is introduced as an objective of the state in running the economy.

Now, Ben Carson may have very little in common with Communist Icon George Orwell, but he is leaning heavily on the language ideas introduced in 1984. Take his latest directives from the Fair Housing Authority - the “Making Affordable Housing Work Act”.

This directive raises the amount required by working poor to pay for public housing. It raises it from as cap of 30% of net pay to 35% of gross pay. It also raises the limit that the working poor have to pay to 300% from $50 to $150.

This doesn't effect welfare or the non-working. It imposes a burden on the working poor. If you are a working mother, raising a child, working 20 hours a week at MacDonald's - so they don't have to give you health insurance your gross pay (not net) is $580 a month. You now will have taxes taken out AND your rent increases from $50 per month to $150 per month. Thast's a lot, right? Or you're a retired old person living in public housing.

Now, it might be one thing if you are honest and you say you want to kick people out of public housing. OR, it might be different if you say the government is out of money. But we just gave a $1.5 TRILLION dollar tax cut, with over $1 TRILLION of that going to the richest 0.005% of Americans.

But, as Orwell said, Ignorance is Strength. War is Peace. Affordable Housing is Expensive.  Sorry that last one was Carson.

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