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Democrats Force Homeless families into Charlotte Streets.

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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:24 PM
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This irritates me to no end to see people get thrown out on the streets for something like a convention! If this poor gal voted for Obama in 08, I guarantee she won’t be voting for him in November. Why does everything have to be about money?

It’s disgusting….!


Ramsey’s home over the past three months had been a dingy, $200-a-week lodge. But she and her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter were abruptly sent packing last week after the motel started charging $150 a night.

“They kicked me and my kids out like we were trash,” said Ramsey, who found refuge at a church.



The plight of Ramsey’s family and others like it are inflicting added pressure on a shelter system that’s already beyond capacity
Daily News

And all these reps at the conventions are there for who????
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:30 PM
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How do you know the hotel owners were democrats? They are trying to exploit the influx of people and jacked up their prices. How is this "Democrats Force Homeless families into Charlotte Streets"?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Nice try, this has nothing to do with the Democrats at all. This is about the greed of the people who own these hotels who jack up their rates because they know the visitors there for the convention will pay pretty much anything.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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It's SICK. A party that claims to be FOR THE PEOPLE.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:32 PM
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I'd like to see Republicans come bash this. It's a trap. After all, Businesses should be able to make profits however they choose. Right?

THIS is what's wrong with deregulated, free, "open markets". This right here.

I'm actually irked that nobody in the Obama camp seems savvy enough to see opportunity when it presents itself. If I were a campaign staffer, I'd have rented an entire "pay by the week" place, a few towns away, put these folks in it, and had 100 camera crews there to see my candidate do it.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by acmpnsfal
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Nice try, this has nothing to do with the Democrats at all. This is about the greed of the people who own these hotels who jack up their rates because they know the visitors there for the convention will pay pretty much anything.


Exactly. It's "free market capitalism" that they say the democrats are trying to destroy. If Obama had said "Hey, keep the room prices down so the near-homeless people can stay", you know Rush Limbaugh and FOX would be calling him a socialist.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:34 PM
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Originally posted by RELDDIR
It's SICK. A party that claims to be FOR THE PEOPLE.






Is it really that hard to glance over the article and extrapolate the information for yourself? This has nothing to do with the democratic party.

There's a reason people aren't taking you seriously. You guys just jump straight into attack-mode without stopping to think.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:36 PM
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The mayor of Charlotte, a Democrat, could have done better to accommodate their people. A major let down.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:39 PM
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So are you saying that politicians should interfere with a businesses right to do what they wish, legally, to make a profit?

Or are you saying that tax dollars should have been used to humanely house these people?

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:43 PM
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NO, I am saying if you are really FOR THE PEOPLE. YOU SHOULD PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS. There are wealthy Democrats, like the President, he could have paid for it.

Originally posted by Hefficide
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So are you saying that politicians should interfere with a businesses right to do what they wish, legally, to make a profit?

Or are you saying that tax dollars should have been used to humanely house these people?

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:44 PM
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So now you're supporting the idea that the rich should pay extra to help the poor?

I'm just wanting to understand, It seems to me there is a flaw in the conservative ethos here....

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:45 PM
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I forgot a private hotel was "the democrats". I thought that conservatives were in favor of property rights and against hand outs.

This thread is nothing but Republican dis-info. I'm sure this thread will get a million flags though, while all the exposing right wing politic threads will be ignored.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:46 PM
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Conservatives don't believe in handouts, liberals do. Why can't liberals live under their own philosohy?

Originally posted by Hefficide
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So now you're supporting the idea that the rich should pay extra to help the poor?

I'm just wanting to understand, It seems to me there is a flaw in the conservative ethos here....

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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So, if a liberal tried to say, give everyone healthcare, because he's following his own ethical and moral compass, you'd support that? I mean liberals do what liberals do right? And you support that they are the ones who need to make these moves?

Again, just wanting to understand things that have been confusing me for a few years.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:48 PM
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Conservatives don't believe in handouts


They sure have no problem handing out tax cuts to the ultra wealthy... And corporate welfare.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Originally posted by Cuervo
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How do you know the hotel owners were democrats? They are trying to exploit the influx of people and jacked up their prices. How is this "Democrats Force Homeless families into Charlotte Streets"?

First of all, If you click on the link, you will see that that's the name of the article.

Well, let’s see here…

1. RNC (Democrat National Convention) is coming to town.
2. Hotel decides we can boot less paying folk out to get in higher paying folk FOR the DNC.

I don’t know if the owners of the motel are democrats or republican. The fact of the matter is that the DNC is in town and it’s really making life difficult for people. I can’t tell you how it would be if the repubs were in town. Maybe it would be different.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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Sorry Heff, I am not liberal. Can't give you an answer here.

But, I will say for liberals to be fair, the majority must accept. Will everyone agree to pay the individual mandate? Will all doctors agree to forego private practice?

Originally posted by Hefficide
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So, if a liberal tried to say, give everyone healthcare, because he's following his own ethical and moral compass, you'd support that? I mean liberals do what liberals do right? And you support that they are the ones who need to make these moves?

Again, just wanting to understand things that have been confusing me for a few years.

~Heff



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:52 PM
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I don’t know if the owners of the motel are democrats or republican


So this thread title is incredibly inaccurate and misleading. It should be changed. Is it not against the rules to post intentional dis-info?


The fact of the matter is that the DNC is in town and it’s really making life difficult for people.


No they aren't. The hotel owners are....the DNC didn't force anyone out of a hotel. The hotel owners wanted to make more money and be greedy...


I can’t tell you how it would be if the repubs were in town. Maybe it would be different.


Ummm....the hotel wants to make more money, it would act the same. Are you for or against private property rights?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:53 PM
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I have worked in the Hotel industry for 8+ years. Hotel room rates are based on competition, and occupancy forecasts. You rate is generally based off the competition surrounding you, comparable properties with similar amenities, and staying competitive. However, If the city sleeps 100k beds (example) and we are expecting an influx of 98k people, you better bet the rates for those rooms will shoot up. This is the Free market system bud. Competition, and supply and demand dictate the rates. It would make no sense whatsoever to sell your rooms at a standard low rate when you know you will sell out. You want to bring in as much revenue as possible for every inch of your Hotel.

Most people might think a Hotel would lower its Rate when it gets close to only having a few rooms left in its pocket, but this is untrue. The last few rooms in the hotel cost the most ridiculous amounts.


When the MAGIC Convention comes to Las Vegas, the rates SOAR. Basic rooms that go for $49 bucks the week before, are magically $400. This is the expectation. You rent a beach house on the 4th of July, expect to pay more than any other week of the year.. Come somewhere when its busy, you pay more.
Nice attempt at a spin.


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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:55 PM
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Welp, I just did a quick google search and found this:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. Mecklenburg County, the Wells Fargo Foundation and the Temple Beth El Religious School are among the contributors to a $20,000 fund to help keep low-income families from being displaced from motels by rising rates during the Democratic National Convention. The motel fund is part of a multi-tier approach homeless services agencies unveiled Monday in anticipation of as many as 100 families being displaced. Salvation Army officials say they already had heard from five families that lost lodging, including three that have moved temporarily into the Center of Hope shelter for women and children. Two of those families are headed by single fathers who have been raising their children in motels, officials said. The plan calls for using the motel fund to keep as many families as possible in their current motels, by either negotiating cheaper rents or supplementing the money paid by the families.

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So while this woman may have been displaced, there was a safety net put into place for these people. This hotel does not seem to be the norm of what is actually happening though. Also from the article:


She added that the agencies do not begrudge the motels for raising their rates. In fact, she said, out of 30 hotels known to host families served by A Child’s Place, only 10 are raising rates for those families.

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