What to do when the landlord comes for your intelligence.

Snidely Whiplash
Snidely Whiplash, a cartoon villain archetype. Landlords aren’t villains, though they seem intent on making you think they are with their dumb advocacy against Lift the Ban.

A warning about rent control

To hear landlords describe Lift the Ban, you would think that tenants are planning to steal their livelihoods and force them into the poor house using rent control.

They point to stale, outdated and downright questionable “research.” They ask you to put your faith in “natural market forces” or stand with them in defense of tax revenues, which will surely disappear when rent control is adopted.

The biggest laugher: they want you to help fight government regulation and say the solution is more government subsidy.

 Lift the Ban Rent Control

Lift the Ban lets local governments decide about rental regulation policies. It’s not rent control. It’s local control.

Don’t let the landlords make you dumber. Support Lift the Ban.

Snidely Whiplash courtesy J.J. at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4526281