Posted by TenantNet on November 15, 1998 at 01:09:09:
In Reply to: To Tenent Net: Who do you choose, the frying pan or the fire posted by MikeW on October 25, 1998 at 22:57:32:
: Ok, if tenents shouldn't for the Democrats, who should the vote for, the Republican?! I'm not a great fan of
: rent regulation, but I do knoe if the Republicans ever get free and clear control of the state, the FIRST thing they'll
: do is kill stabilization. They came pretty damn close last year. At least the Democrats pay lip service to the
: concept of supporting rent regulation. That's about the best your going to find at this point.
: So, of the available choices, who should tenants vote for Pataki, Vallone, Golesano (does he even have a position on
: tenants' rights).
It's now after the election, but to answer the question(s), Republicans
are in control and rent regulation is all but dead. If a landlord wants to
avoid it, he/she can do so. I see it every day. DHCR may (once in a while)
issue an order helpful to a tenant, but if a landlord wants to ignore it,
he can. Courts are not much better. Democrats were the one that allowed
the system to become a legal nightmare (which is one reason why the
public overall did not mind scaling back on the laws of rent regulation)
Read last years polls. THe public is uneducated and thinks rent regulation
is some kind of unfair deal for just a few rich people. My point is not
an either/or situation. Rather, the solution is to fix the Dem. party.
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