What would happen if I made a law that protected the working class, against gentrification?
1. You are living in a low income area, AND any of the following is true.
* You have an Associate's degree or higher, (AND IF it is sufficient for your employment, THAT PAYS 3 times or more, what the neighbors earn).
* You pay 10% or less of your monthly income on rent or mortgage...
Aggravated first degree if you earn your monthly rent amount or more PER day.
*You have a private but legal source of income that is not involved in the economy of the low income area that you reside in.
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
Unless you're an absolute monarch or a dictator you can make whatever laws you like...no one else has to obey them.
- SocratesLv 72 months ago
That doesn't make sense in regards to the working class. However, it could apply to a city's zoning ordinances.
- Little PrincessLv 72 months ago
There are poverty stricken parts of the world you can relocated to if that's your preference.
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
NOTHING, because no law CAN accomplish that goal. You can't pass a law that prevents murder either.
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- u_bin_calledLv 72 months ago
are you familiar with the history of Santa Monica, CA?
once a somewhat sleepy beachside community in Los Angeles, it was a home to hippies, surfers, artists and a host of other self-proclaimed "liberal" types..
in the 1980s, Santa Monica made the news for electing a socialist city council...earning it the nickname of "People's Republic of Santa Monica." ... the new city leaders went about implementing a number of "reforms" for "the people"....namely caps on rents, restrictions on businesses expansion, high permitting fees on things like construction and remodeling, etc.
when those things naturally caused businesses to fail and property values to tank, investors (many of whom were friends of the folks who passed all that "progressive" legislation) swooped in to purchase large chunks of land.... they then proposed "new era community-based commercial" centers with lots of pedestrian walkways and snazzy new buildings...
those sites, of course, became home to high-end retail shops and offices for a host of new tech companies.... the name Santa Monica today is synonymous with multi-million dollar condos, luxury cars, expensive shops and exclusive restaurants....with many of those 1980s "socialists" now among the wealthiest residents..
as for what might happen to you? I guess that entirely depends on your ultimate intent.....and ability to keep it from getting corrupted by those who speak in lovely "new age" terms but actually have the oldest of intentions...
- Anonymous2 months ago
republicans would send you death threats and sue