Alex Perry 
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Re: “With landlords using the courts as de facto bill collectors, North Charleston's eviction rate is the highest in the country

This is America's problem. While I do feel for landlords trying to make money, the housing affordability issue is a nationwide issue that effects everyone. Private equity groups and other capital holders are squeezing the middle-class dry by purchasing apartment complexes and neighborhoods across America. I recommend this podcast for more information about the subject.

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2017/10/09/hom…

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Posted by Alex Perry on April 20, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Re: “With landlords using the courts as de facto bill collectors, North Charleston's eviction rate is the highest in the country

You are conveniently ignoring the many variables of life. What if a marriage falls apart and your spouse won't pay child support? What if your spouse dies? What if the insurance company won't cover treatment and my monthly medications triple in cost? What if my company lays me off and I have to "get on the dole" and receive unemployment until I find a job that pays comparably? What if my transmission goes out and I end up being late to work a couple of times because the bus was late and my boss cans me? What if I am a roofer and I fall and get hurt
and can't work for 5 months?

What if my roommates leave on sudden notice and I am stuck with a month's rent on my own? What if I decide to leave my retail job and go work at a nice restaurant downtown? I might make $200 in tips each night, but the restaurant doesn't offer health insurance. What if I decide to go to school and better my life? Going to be difficult to do that if I am divorced or if my spouse passed away. I might be able to do it, but I better pray like hell that transmission stays intact because I'm only able to work part-time.

I get what you are saying. We want people to make the "right" decisions, and we don't want to encourage people to sit around not be productive members of society. But again, someone has to work the many jobs that don't pay a very good wage. While it may take me 5 years to become an assistant manager at Wendy's, what if I have a disaster during those 5 years? If I'm living on a thin line, all it takes is one disaster for me to get a month or two behind rent. I'm sure some of the people being evicted do deserve it, but there are undoubtedly others who are working hard just to get by.

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Posted by Alex Perry on April 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “With landlords using the courts as de facto bill collectors, North Charleston's eviction rate is the highest in the country

To the person claiming that buying cigarettes is what leads to evictions, it's much more complicated than that. Your advice is akin to douchebag Jason Chaffetz, who said that people foregoing cell phones would allow them to purchase health insurance. Of course giving up things we purchase would leave more money at the end of the month. But as the article said, an unexpected expense such as a health emergency or a car repair can leave people in a hole. A person working full time at a retail position will likely bring home 1300-1400 a month. The average rent in North Charleston is $900. You can do the math.

Someone has to work at the PetSmarts and Waffle Houses and Targets. Should we be so callous as to ignore their plight?

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Posted by Alex Perry on April 19, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Re: “Judge drops DUI charge against S.C. Sen. Paul Campbell a day before trial

Must be nice to be a part of the Good Ol' Boys Club. I have an inkling that a regular person like you or I would not be able to escape multiple charges in a single fell swoop.

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Posted by Alex Perry on March 1, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Re: “Going behind the grill at Moe's Crosstown's iconic burger night

Moe's Crosstown reminds me of Charleston before it became Yuppie Central. Believe it or not, they used to be one of the only weekend brunch spots in town. Total legend.

Posted by Alex Perry on November 11, 2017 at 1:18 AM

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