“If taxpayers didn’t pay for my housing, I couldn’t afford to live in Aspen. I’d have to live 20 minutes away and commute to my Aspen office.”
The person who spoke those words gets a two million dollar house here in Aspen. Under the city’s “affordable housing” lottery, taxpayers pay 80-90% of the cost for people making up to $186,000 a year. Some of that subsidy is paid for by people making, oh, about $34,000 a year.
The words quoted above were her defense of that scheme. In short, she says the scheme is good because it’s good for her.
It is one of the great ironies of our time that socialists no longer promote socialism as beneficial to society. Instead, they promote it as beneficial to themselves personally.
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