Kamala Harris likely regrets asking what you would do with the extra money if she subsidized your rent

Sen. Kamala Harris has the perfect solution to her party driving up the cost of living in California so high that folks struggle to pay their rent: federal subsidies.

To be clear, the Democratic lawmaker did not switch parties to the Rent is Too Damn High party, but she did propose legislation that would “give money back” to families that pay more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities.

Drumming up a crisis that she alone has the answer for, Harris is looking to buy votes at taxpayer expense with The Rent Relief Act, which will create a refundable tax credit for those who meet the criteria, which reportedly included income limits and the amount of rent that could be claimed.

An important aspect of the attempt to pander to low-income voters is that the senator, who may be test-running a central plank for a potential 2020 presidential run, wants to know, “What would you do with that extra money in your pocket?”

Of course this Democratic generosity will cost taxpayers billions of dollars, and we already spend $22 billion on Section 8 housing vouchers, according to the National Council of State Housing Agencies.

Social media users were only too happy to give Harris a rudimentary education in basic economics.

And while the entitlement class would rather see rent control, social media users were also happy to respond to her inquiry into what people are going to do with that “extra money” in their pockets:

https://twitter.com/theboytimi/status/1024113355815092224

https://twitter.com/TPCarney/status/1023608308635193344

https://twitter.com/gatorgoat/status/1024079267141967876

https://twitter.com/Subartoo98/status/1023961132032086017

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