Firebrand Senator and potential 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris urged all Americans to help spread the wealth this week; calling on US taxpayers to subsidize California’s outrageous rent prices for minimum-wage workers.
Harris touted her “Rent Relief Act” on social media over the weekend, saying American workers earning $11 an hour would need to work “two jobs” to cover the average rental rate of $1,300 for one-bedroom apartment.
“In CA, rent for a typical one bedroom apartment at market rate is over $1,300. If you’re earning minimum wage in CA, which is $11, you would need to work at least two jobs to afford that apartment without being stretched to the limit. The Rent Relief Act would ease that burden,” she tweeted.
In CA, rent for a typical one bedroom apartment at market rate is over $1,300. If you’re earning minimum wage in CA, which is $11, you would need to work at least two jobs to afford that apartment without being stretched to the limit.
The Rent Relief Act would ease that burden.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 26, 2018
The Rent Relief Act would use massive government subsidies to help distribute significant tax rebates to individuals whose living costs account for over 30% of their income.
HARRIS 2020? Kamala Harris Signs Book Deal, Set for RELEASE IN 2019
Liberal Senator Kamala Harris has reportedly inked a lucrative book deal scheduled for release next year, further signaling the left-wing legislator may be eyeing a possible run for the White House in 2020.
According to Yahoo, Harris signed a deal with Penguin Press to release her upcoming book “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey” just months before the Democratic primary goes into full swing next summer.
“Penguin Press announced Tuesday that Harris’ ‘The Truths We Hold: An American Journey’ will come out Jan. 8, 2019. According to Penguin, Harris will write about ‘the core truths’ in American life and how to learn what they are,” writes Yahoo.
The 53-year old Senator formerly served as the Attorney General for the State of California and has routinely refused to rule out her ambitions to take on Donald Trump in 2020.
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HARRIS UNHINGED: Sen. Harris Defends ‘IDENTITY POLITICS,’ Says She ‘Won’t be Silenced’
Liberal Senator and potential 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris issued a full-throated defense of her brand of “identity politics” over the weekend, saying she “won’t be silenced” while standing up for “equal opportunity” for all Americans.
Harris was speaking at the Netroots Nation Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana when she called-out those critical of “identity politics,” claiming the phrase was simply used to try and “shut us up.”
The phrase "identity politics" has been used to minimize and marginalize issues that impact us all. No more. We won't be silent. pic.twitter.com/8CQsLJH3Uz
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 4, 2018
“I have a problem, guys, with that phrase, ‘identity politics,’” Harris said. “Because let’s be clear, when people say that, it’s a pejorative. That phrase is used to divide, and it is used to distract. Its purpose is to minimize and marginalize issues that impact all of us. It is used to try and shut us up.”
“We won’t be silent about immigrant rights. We won’t be silent about a woman’s right to control her own body. We will not be silent about equal opportunity and equal justice under the law,” she said.