Speak Out: Need rent control
September 17, 2012 6:50PM
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Updated: October 19, 2012 6:07AM
Need rent control: I’m responding to the Speak Out on low-income housing in our community. With the economy being the way it is and employers offering minimum wage for the jobs out there, families cannot afford the rent in a halfway decent neighborhood with landlords wanting $1,200 and up for single-family homes and $900 and up for two-bedroom apartments. I understand you get the good with the bad with low-income housing, but the poor need shelter, too. Maybe rent control should be brought back so landlords cannot charge exorbitant amounts for rental properties. Have people forgotten that millions are still unemployed, and job growth is at a snail’s pace? Low-income housing is a small solution for a greater problem.
Tax forms and birth certificates: For the Speak Out caller who commented about Governor Romney not releasing his tax form, maybe he will release it when President Obama shows us a legitimate birth certificate.
Take a clue from Fox View: This is for the Speak Out caller who doesn’t want their lovely little community of East Dundee ruined. First of all, I do know my facts. You have no guarantee that it won’t be like Fox View Apartments. Fox View was beautiful when it was first built. Look at it now. This will be a senior community? There are a lot of different people who are seniors. East Dundee has had its share of gangs. Every community has problems. Hopefully in the beginning, the project will be nice, and hopefully in the end it will be nice. So many projects don’t end up being nice. Look at Fox View.
Illegals not busting banks: This is about the comment on illegal immigrants. Again, these people are crazy. I’m going to go to the bank that the caller knows that will give a person $20,000 up front to put down on a mortgage, because I’ve never heard of anything like that. Typically, you give the bank $20,000 before they even consider giving you a mortgage. You’ve got to give them 20 percent down in almost all cases. These illegal immigrants are not getting $20,000 from a bank and then running away while leaving the bank with the mortgage. That’s ridiculous. Come on. Get real.
About Sam’s Club: As a retired person living in the Elgin area, Sam’s Club does not impress me. Along with all the people in the Del Webb community who are retired, Sam’s Club is not for us. We don’t have the space to store humongous purchases of toilet paper and canned goods. I doubt we will be using it. The only reason I signed up for Sam’s Club is because their gas prices are decent. Yes, I will buy gas there, but for groceries and the big stuff, no way. I’ll stick to all my little town stores and continue to shop at Meijer, Jewel and Butera. I hope everyone agrees with this. They’re not that cheap. You have to watch what you buy just like everywhere else.