Seattle voters to blame for trusting Kshama Sawant’s ‘advocacy of idiocy’

Jul 22, 2016, 6:30 AM | Updated: 10:51 am

Dori says people like Kshama Sawant are to blame for Seattle's rent problems. (AP)...

Dori says people like Kshama Sawant are to blame for Seattle's rent problems. (AP)


KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson took issue with new legislation proposed Thursday by Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant that would limit move-in fees such as security deposit and nonrefundable, one-time payments charged by landlords. She also would require landlords to allow renters to pay these fees in installments.

I know Sawant was an economics teacher at a community college before becoming a council person, but this latest proposal is incomprehensible.

She says her proposal is aimed at reducing costs for Seattle renters when so many are struggling to make ends meet. But who is really to blame here?

Why are Seattle renters having such a tough time? Why are Seattle rents so high? It’s because of the cost of government; because of people like Kshama Sawant.

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And if she truly understands economics, she has to understand her culpability in driving rents as high as they are because of the cost of the City of Seattle’s decisions. It’s true with every tax proposal that comes along that she supports. Sound Transit needs $54 billion? Yeah, vote yes. What about every levy that’s proposed? Let’s give billions to metro – vote yes!

These have a cumulative effect and they have driven rent up higher than almost any place in the country. And then Sawant, a socialist, pretends that she cares about the people who are hurt by her advocacy of idiocy.

Sawant has created the problem that she then says she wants to fix. This latest proposal proves that she is uninformed or dangerous. Or most likely both.

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