Holy arm twisting, Batman. A Colorado trailer park landlord sent out a letter to tenants predicting doom and gloom in the event of a Biden presidency — and describing what his own part in that would be: doubling the rent. Dead State:
“TO ALL TENANTS: Please understand IF Joe Biden is elected as our next President, everything you do and have to pay for will change completely,” the letter shared with 9News read. “Everything will be increased. Like paying ALOT (sic) more in taxes, utilities, gasoline, groceries, new permits, fees and regulations…everything! This also means YOUR RENT will be increased to cover these expenses. Most likely, rent would DOUBLE in price!”
“IF the current President is re-elected, WE WILL NOT RAISE THE RENT FOR AT LEAST 2 YEARS!” the landlord’s letter continued. “Voting is your choice and we are not telling you how to vote. We are just informing our tenants what WE will do according to the election results. If Trump wins, we all win. If Biden wins, we all lose.”
“VOTE on November 3, 2020,” the letter’s closing message read.
Nothing like overreaching in business to the point of fascism. You’ll be happy to know that the letter is with the office of the Colorado Attorney General. Just more evidence of the rocks that got overturned and the things that slithered out from under them when Trump got elected.
I’m sure a lot of people got very scared. Mobile home park spaces are not regulated under rent control. This not so veiled threat hit home, I’m sure. It’s good that somebody had the sense to get the letter to the media and the Secretary of State. This landlord must be the reincarnation of Oliver Cromwell — which means he would fit in just fine with this administration.