#9? C'mon we can pass Akron and Detroit. We just have to believe.

http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/the-10-worst-cities-for-renters.html

Toledo made yahoo's featured section today. While I'm glad we're in the top ten I think we can do better than #9. Detroit is #3 and Akron is #6. We can easily pass them if we try hard enough.

If the article makes you mad just blame the local GOP who've been in power driving Toledo down for so long.

No votes yet

The local GOP? For more than 30 years Democrats elected by labor unions have run the county commissioner offices, city council, and most other elected offices. If anyone is to blame for where Toledo is it's the Democrat party backed by labor unions. Take it away Paul, cut and paste away.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

The Republicans run Toledo? You need to spend more time on your home world, instead of here on Earth.

Unless I'm missing something, Mikey's last sentence was absolutely dripping with sarcasm.

Yes, I apologize Mikey. As a practioner i should have recognized it based on your other posts. Mea Culpa.

Any statement I make is the opinion of me exercising my first amendment right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is generally permitted.

No worries here Fred. Sarcasm doesn't always translate well into the written word.

Hell lily can never understand my sarcasm or anything in jest. Even when I bold it or capitalize it to distinguish it.

MikeyA

*snicker*

Actually..I think you owe him a beer Fred...

I know I owe him a few..

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

No one owes me a thing.

That's the great thing about being me. I owe nobody anything. Nobody owes me anything. If more people took that outlook our society would be much better off.

MikeyA

because if memory serves he had mentioned something this morning that he would soon be able to officially use "being old" as an excuse for forgetting, missing something, etc. Funny stuff...

Anyway, it was a good show as always Fred.

What we need is another Republican Mayor. Someone who'll take the kids who live in Ottawa Hills, Sylvania, Maumee and Perrysburg to Disney World.

Why do you assume a Democrat wouldn't?

It would be as effective as other ways they've spent our money. Like the Marina District!

MikeyA

The housing bust left thousands of empty, unfinished or foreclosed homes laying empty across the U.S. That means that there should be plenty of affordable housing, right? Wrong--not for renters anyway.

The reason for that is called "shadow inventory". The banks are sitting on the lion's share of foreclosed properties, not even counting the pre-foreclosed properties that haven't been officially foreclosed yet. The "shadow" part of a piece of shadow inventory merely means that the property was foreclosed and is in the possession of the lender, yet it's not for sale, as one would rationally expect. The lenders aren't supposed to just sit on properties, but then again, the government also wasn't supposed to spend trillions bailing out banker crooks.

Recent studies have shown that the shadow inventory in the states varies from a "low" of 86%, to a high of 96%. Yes, that's right: That means that of the foreclosures that are actually for sale, what you see is only 4% to 14% of the real mass of foreclosures.

Obviously this is fraud in the most expansive sense. But Americans are fucking morons and the banks are clearly getting away with this fraud as a result. That's the logical outcome from Liberals running our so-called education systems for decades. Americans cannot tell that the news media feeds them propaganda predominantly. Hence the news article as given above, which clearly speaks of a shortage of housing (which is the propaganda). There is no shortage of housing. Instead we actually have a wretched excess of housing. We just had the largest building orgy in all U.S. history, and at the present time, we have a massive glut of housing; counting all sorts of vacant housing units in the U.S., which means empty apartments and condos and houses and even vacation homes, the total vacancies are about 14%. Yet Americans can't even get a handle on the simplest of truths about anything, when it opposes the popular delusions.

In Toledo's particular case, beyond the problems of the crooked shadow inventory, our relatively low property taxes allow landlords to survive property vacancies for a long time. Rents around here are very sticky. Those who are able to buy heavily discounted housing should have acted by now, on that knowledge alone.

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