Finance columnist explains the tug-of-war between landlords and tenants during Covid-19

Finance columnist explains the tug-of-war between landlords and tenants during Covid-19 1


The federal enhanced unemployment benefit that out-of-work Americans have relied on amid the coronavirus pandemic has now officially expired. Many families are turning to food banks, and finance columnist Michelle Singletary says some won’t be able to pay bills. #CNN #News

104 Comments on "Finance columnist explains the tug-of-war between landlords and tenants during Covid-19"

  1. Donald J. Trump
    ·Nov 8, 2013
    Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible
    This is happening on Trump’s watch = he is responsible = HIS OWN WORDS.

  2. The American Dream turning into a nightmare for the normal people…

    • KingŢruth Gooď | August 1, 2020 at 6:35 PM | Reply

      @Mr Deplorable2020  @Mr Deplorable2020  Republicans wanted to add funding for the FBI building across trumps tower. They also don’t want to provide any election security money, which in default would stop the ” fraud” they argue so much yet they decide not to. Here’s the democratic plan that the Republicans shut down in may:$600-per-week unemployment benefits for six more months, $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers – including those at Electric Boat shipyards, The HEROES Act is a critical $3 trillion-dollar rescue for our front line workers, cities and states, our small businesses. While I see what the republicans put out, they shouldn’t of rejected the bill but instead negotiated. They immediately shot down the bill and then took 2 months to construct a new bill which still hasn’t been negotiated. They have some decent measures that I agree in, however, what they don’t understand is that instead of negotiating from the start, they drafted a whole entire new bill. Which I must say is slightly better, but only in certain areas. The reason they can’t pass the bill is because they waited too long and put in a rush job right at the end of the extended unemployment, giving the democrats the upper hand.

    • Paul Jansen they should of thought about that before they turned off the economy.


    • @Mr Deplorable2020 Oh _get bent,_ seriously. We gave big real problems affecting people from both parties, it’s not at all helpful to turn everything into a partisan pissing match. Both parties have failed Americans spectacularly. We’re in the middle of a pandemic raging out of control & are trying to force people back to work (where a lot of jobs are permanently gone so there isn’t jobs to go back to for many)& push kids back to school (when neither are really safe) because our government won’t do what every other first world country has done & supported their citizens while flattening the curve.

      It’s a clusterfuck & people are suffering (from financial problems if not the virus).

    • Mr Deplorable2020 | August 1, 2020 at 8:21 PM | Reply

      @Hakura Chii Ironic coming from a Democrat, we’re not the ones destroying the country. See any Republicans looting, rioting or burning their cities down? See any Republicans declaring independent nation status, then extorting, raping and beating up its occupants? Any of us tearing down statues and spray painting national monuments? Nope, get off your high horse chief and look in the mirror before lecturing me about anything. 😂😂😂😂

  3. Organizations like Urban Partners is why America is and always was great. All Trump and GOP has managed to do is give corporations tax cuts and kill 150K people.

    • Don’t forget all the treaties broken and accords withdrawn from. Their “leadership” is taking us into a very dark future.

    • Biden will take 10 trillion and spend it on windmills that will kill off fuel, oil and natural gas markets under the green new deal and collapse the dollar. But China and Russia will never be so stupid to enact a green new deal. Bye bye great usa and hello 3rd world slum usa

    • generationofswine | August 1, 2020 at 6:29 PM | Reply

      Anyone who voted for Trump should not be allowed to get food assistance or anything else. They always call people who are suffering ‘freeloaders” and other names. They can’t get enough cruelty. The kids in cages did it for me. When I saw that and realized that it was pornography for Trump’s base I stopped thinking of them as human or even as a form of life.

    • TheM0joDoj0 don’t be dumb. The virus doesn’t care who you are. If Obama was President people would still die. Like Dr Fauci said it’s a very contagious disease.

  4. Now look who’s taking hand outs!!!

  5. Darth Malgus | August 1, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

    No food, no place to live farmers destroying food while people line up at food banks all for what again?

    • Fred Ragers TM | August 1, 2020 at 9:25 PM | Reply

      @Spil Reggin Biden’s family owned slaves. He’s an true oldschool racist.

    • @Hersey Berry This is capitalism. embracing socialism your lives will be much easier.

    • real american | August 1, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      Because of incompetent Democrat children refusing to work with Trumps winning team.

    • Veronica Valencia | August 1, 2020 at 10:14 PM | Reply

      Spil Reggin WHAT??!!! COVID did not exist during Obama administration. BTW, there were also NO COVID tests during Obama administration that were all used up and not replaced, like trump continuously lies about. Can’t create a test for something that didn’t exist

    • all that for re-election…..

  6. The Great Depression is here!

    • @cj p
      The irony of you calling someone A braindead loser. LMAO!

    • the great depression is here, and the truth is out there

    • @jeck jeck I was trolling in here long before you came along. When the more intelligent people watched cnn. All the smarter ones left after the mueller flop. Now it’s braindead idiots who drop endless trump insults and NEVER speak to the subject of the video.

    • @cj p
      Yawn. Man, you are boring trump bot:/

    • @jeck jeck I bet you losers never leave the libtard network news bubble. If you dared venture out into all the local news stations you would see how you are a minority.

  7. Senate Republicans knew this day was coming and still they did squat. If it was a bank on Wall St they would have voted yes with mutual hard ons.

    • Eric Echols Sr. | August 1, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

      @bngr bngr – And the Senate is trying to get the Democrats to sign on to a Bill that has a lot of pork in it…. But, at least, the House, both Democrats and Republicans got a Bill passed a few months ago. A Bill that McConnell said he wasn’t even going to consider. Hell, he even stated he was going to wait until the benefits ran out before doing anything… Yet, you still blame the Democrats? 😮
      Guess you took the Hippocratic oath? 🤷🏽‍♂️😷

    • Eric Echols Sr. We need to blame both parties. I’m for voting out every incumbent in November.

    • Karen Byrd House only sent a bill to the Senate they didn’t pass it. That would require Congress to pass it and the President signing the bill.

    • Illiandyandra | August 1, 2020 at 7:41 PM | Reply

      @Kris Your statement above was factually inaccurate.
      The HEROES Act, which passed the House with bi-partisan support, has been waiting for over a month. McConnell won’t bring it to the floor for a vote. Additionally, the Senate Republicans have not brought forth any bills for votes, because they got into a disagreement with the White House over the payroll tax break.

    • Eric Echols Sr. Agree

  8. Kris Frederick | August 1, 2020 at 3:48 PM | Reply

    Landlord: Hey you live here and I need money
    Tenant: We had just enough money, now I have no money and I live here

    • Amy Falkenrath | August 1, 2020 at 9:37 PM | Reply

      chuck craig the right likes to pretend like American suffering and food insecurity doesn’t exist. The right likes to turn their back on starving children because of profit and “personal responsibility” while lacking all of their own personal responsibility to even wear a damn mask to keep people around them safe. You have no moral high ground to judge the left for actually caring about people. You are a bunch of morally bankrupt grifters.

    • Aquarian American | August 1, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      You sound stupid

    • #1 tricycle mechanic | August 1, 2020 at 10:07 PM | Reply

      @John Kevin exactly. I’ve seen the most 30 day tags in my town recently. Hope that new car came with a pillow

    • real american | August 1, 2020 at 10:10 PM | Reply

      Why don’t they have enough money ? Lazy ? Drunk ? Incompetent ?

    • @real american
      those are the only reasons people are poor.
      there is no other possible reason.

  9. Shlisa Shell | August 1, 2020 at 3:48 PM | Reply

    So grateful I’m not having these problems. It could of been me. Stay strong everyone.

  10. Many small and medium landlords have business loans they have to pay. So if enough tenants do not pay, they get foreclosed on too.

    • EclecticFruit | August 1, 2020 at 9:55 PM | Reply

      @cj p Am I complaining in freaking March? No. I’m complaining in freaking August. And this President STILL FAILS.

    • #1 tricycle mechanic | August 1, 2020 at 10:12 PM | Reply

      @Sharon Dupree actions like that is why the UK is no longer a super power

    • Whitney Mohrhauser The same applies to landlords, they have their family and kids to care about. According to your logic, no rent paid = justified eviction. I’ll consider that.

    • @J H C A don’t you know it’s not ok to care about, landlords?

    • @#1 tricycle mechanic
      actually usa raping them in exchange for help in ww2 played a HUGE role in uk becoming irrelevant.
      brexit was just the last nail in the coffin.

  11. Berengier817 | August 1, 2020 at 3:55 PM | Reply

    This is Trump’s America. He did to America exactly like he did to his businesses

    • @Bill Hollingsworth Most wouldn’t. Nor can Trumpists actually articulate what “conservative” values are. Trump isn’t a conservative – not even close – yet they “think” he is. Why? I couldn’t possibly tell you.

    • @Carl Sagan watch his other videos . He is eqaul to both partys. Thankyou for watching Sir!

    • Bill Hollingsworth | August 1, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      @Carl Sagan You would think that folk that bang on endlessly about liberty might connect that to liberal , but no. Contradictions apparently know no limits.

    • @West Side Why would I bother doing that? He clearly doesn’t have any idea what he’s talking about, and if he can make a video like that without even bothering to find out the details of the subject matter he doesn’t deserve my time. You’re welcome to watch whatever you want, but he is uniformed and rather ignorant.

    • @Blackthorn it’s political for Trump as well.

  12. The greatest country on earth, this is horror,

  13. shelby nickella | August 1, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

    Trump doesn’t want to extend unemployment benefits yet he wants to remodel the FBI building during a pandemic & recession.

  14. Traci Schmidt | August 1, 2020 at 4:04 PM | Reply

    Was driving around town today and things were unusually quiet. Almost an eerie feeling. Saw someone moving furniture. Calm before the storm?

  15. Bad at Gaming | August 1, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

    And Americans have been calling Canada a welfare state for decades…

  16. There should have been a moratorium on rents or mortgages for those who needed it. Our government let us all down.

  17. Rhimera lemuse | August 1, 2020 at 4:21 PM | Reply

    Hard times in the land of plenty, someone has a lot and many more haven’t got a penny!

  18. truth*is*treason | August 1, 2020 at 4:33 PM | Reply

    we should all be in Washington or our local governors putting an end to this madness. its out of control. BANN LOBBYISM NOW.

  19. Parminder Grewal | August 1, 2020 at 4:46 PM | Reply

    “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow

    • santa fe, bantayan island life | August 1, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

      the pedophiles world wide have been giving notice ….game over . 2 weeks after trump went to saudi the prince al alweeb whats his face the pedophile who hand picked obummer was jailed . then isreal ,then the pedophile hq the pope . the reason hollywierd pedophile land , democrate and republican red shoe pedophiles hate him . child trafficking is under attack .

    • @priesteres marietje Your ancestors were conquered, but for the last few decades your family has been provided unprecedented access to jobs and education. These programs are still in effect for you now. America is the most generous country on earth, take advantage of it!

    • Interesting quote. I put some of it down to the decline of science in USA schools starting 50 to 60 years ago. Science teaches skills of questioning and gathering credible evidence. Today when I look at the USA I see a country that has enough people who have no clue about the scientific method with the result that saw Donald Trump elected, masks become political, Covid-19 itself become political and people who put their freedom before anything else even if it means tens of thousands will die, and this from a so called Christian nation! Yes sheep (not known for leadership skills) have invited the wolves in.

    • wow

  20. Deborah Kennedy | August 1, 2020 at 6:40 PM | Reply

    What we really need is the elimination of the Electoral College, all those current and would-be politician$ who are chomping at the bit to get their own $lice of the tax-payer$’ pie.



    • Reluctant Human | August 1, 2020 at 9:12 PM | Reply

      I don’t know how to feel about that suggestion. Most people are utterly unworthy of their vote. We are in the mess we are in now because we have an electorate full of fools. Can’t think, can’t evaluate evidence, can’t name 5 logical fallacies if their lives were on the line, can’t draw valid and sound conclusions… Democracy is a disaster in our world full of stupid.

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