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Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:56 AM

The problem AOC had in regards to moving to DC is a very common one

In 2004 I gave up on finding a teaching job on Ohio and decided to move to NC to teach. I couldn't have afforded to move without my grandmother lending me money to pay for deposit on an apartment and to move. We often ask why people don't move out of economically depressed areas to ones where there is more work. One big reason is it costs a great deal of money to move and often the people in question have at best a dead end job with little to no savings. AOC had a famous friend to help her, I had my grandmother, many people have no one. That is why they don't move.

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Reply The problem AOC had in regards to moving to DC is a very common one (Original post)
dsc Nov 2018 OP
mitch96 Nov 2018 #1
Blue_true Nov 2018 #4
mitch96 Nov 2018 #7
Blue_true Nov 2018 #8
George II Nov 2018 #2
dsc Nov 2018 #3
Blue_true Nov 2018 #5
George II Nov 2018 #9
Wounded Bear Nov 2018 #6
George II Nov 2018 #10
violetpastille Nov 2018 #11
Wounded Bear Nov 2018 #12

Response to dsc (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:04 PM

1. I can see where a first timer to Washington is lured by lobbyist "helping" with rent

"Yeah, you can stay at my K-street building for $50/month" and I'll tap you for a "favor" later on ....
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:31 PM

4. The person that offered AOC housing was not a lobbyist.

He saw her situation and as a former struggling immigrant connected with the reality of it.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:39 PM

7. AND I can see where lobbyists would swoop down on a new comer

I was not talking about AOC specifically. These lobbyists are scum and would do anything to push their agenda.... If they have leverage on you, they control you..
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:54 PM

8. True. nt

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:19 PM

2. Most new members of Congress have survived. They've either doubled up in temporary apartments...

....or taken out short-term loans to get through the month or two when funds are light. DC area banks are used to things like this - it's very easy to get a loan from one of them when they know you've got a guaranteed $174K/year job for two years.

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Response to George II (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:24 PM

3. yeah that works for them

but the fact that they can get such loans might be why banks have such a receptive ear on capital hill. Most people waiting for their first paychecks aren't as well positioned.

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:32 PM

5. Good points. nt

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Response to dsc (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:03 PM

9. Possibly, but a short term loan isn't going to cause a Congressman to be beholden to them....

....long into the future.

Plus, the loan would be from a local bank branch, not "wall street"

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Response to dsc (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:36 PM

6. Call The Family...

remember them?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 01:03 PM

10. Bazinga!

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 03:02 PM

11. That wouldn't work for me.

If you have family that can help you out like that, you are blessed.

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Response to violetpastille (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 05:34 PM

12. You probably missed my point, which was kind of sarcastic, BTW...

Check this out from a few years ago. Not sure if they are still in business, but...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalist_Christianity

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power is a 2008 book by American journalist Jeff Sharlet. The book investigates the political power of The Family or The Fellowship, a secretive fundamentalist Christian association led by Douglas Coe. Sharlet has stated that the organization fetishizes power by comparing Jesus to “Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, Bin Laden” as examples of leaders who change the world through the strength of the covenants they had forged with their “brothers”.[1][2][3][4] It was published by HarperCollins.

One year after the book's initial publication, the sex scandals of prominent members of the Family, Nevada Sen. John Ensign and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, as well as accusations that the Family was illegally subsidizing the rent of members of Congress and involved in the proposed bill which would impose the death penalty for homosexuality in Uganda, thrust the notoriously secretive organisation into the national spotlight.

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