The Real Welfare Queens
Conservatives want to attack welfare inefficiency? Start at one of the most socially helpful locations: slumlords!
The ghettos of the U.S. are littered with landlords running buildings that act as nothing more than a tax on the government.
These landlords run buildings mostly serving people that use government assistance to help pay a majority of their rent. Knowing this, many of these landlords charge market or just below rates to keep demand maintained.
The issue arises when these landlords do not invest enough of this government backed rent to at least maintaining a livable property with the most minimal overhead necessary. We can only guess a good portion of this government cash inflow goes toward owner dividends or salaries. Because, from the lack of heat, lack of common area utilities, and lack of repair of broken pipes or walls, it’s clear the money certainly isn’t going into maintaining living conditions.
Allowing someone to build a fortune through government taxation by taking advantage of social inequalities in access to judicial recourse is the definition of a welfare queen. Addressing this problem nationally and effectively can begin a necessary process of healing for all involved.