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Douglas S. Culkin leadership FAIL

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Doug Culkin, is President and CEO of the National Apartment Association.

The proposed extension of Unemployment Insurance has died in the Senate under a Republican filibuster. Because of this people whose unemployment insurance has run out, but who somehow management to make rent by selling their possessions on Criagslist and other shifts, will run out of funds altogether. Members of the NAA will be forced to evict tenants. In the worst economy of our lifetimes, NAA members will have to find new tenants, and they may not be able to.

Men like Culkin are not without influence. If he made extending unemployment insurance a priority, it is just possible that he might have succeeded and many people would have been spared a great deal of heartache, including members of the NAA. But the problem with men like Culkin is that they have no sense of the social compact.

You can't put all the blame on Obama, the Senate and the House. Our entire national elite is filled with people with no sense of the social compact, and they are destroying our country.

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Submitted by Notorious P.A.T. on

If I were him, I'd lobby the government to rent apartments for homeless people:

Utah solved homelessness by giving people homes. In 2005, Utah figured out that the annual cost of E.R. visits and jail stays for homeless people was about $16,670 per person, compared to $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker... In eight years, Utah has quietly reduced homelessness by 78 percent, and is on track to end homelessness by 2015.