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Paying the rent

Whenever government adds to the cost of housing they inadvertently add to the burden of homelessness. Baxter is considering requiring garages for apartment buildings and, perhaps, some other units. There is no doubt that it is pleasant to have garages, and it is certainly nice to get cars out of the weather.

The downside is that it makes housing even less affordable. Someone has to pay for the added cost in the form of higher rent or house payments.

It also means that there will be a higher tax-bill on the property. At the low end of the income scale, it means that more people are out on the street.

Requirements such as this are generally proposed by participants in government who are affluent and have no perception of what it is like to cry when there is not enough money to pay the rent.

Chuck Hagberg


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