Landlord: If You Voted For Obama, Your Rent Is Going Up
Colorado Springs, CO — A “quirky” apartment manager has asked residents to notify him if they voted for President Obama and the Democrats on November 6 so he can raise their rent.
The apartment manager in question is John Obringer, who manages the Casa Adobe Apartments in Colorado Springs.
According to KRDO News Channel 13 in that city, Obringer sent the following letter to tenants about cutbacks in staffing and maintenance issues in the apartment complex:
“Due to the stupidity of the U.S. electorate, the Obama-administration’s continued assault on small business is resulting in increased taxes, regulations and mandates that are forcing the management company (B&J Enterprises, Inc.) for Casa Adobe Apartments to modify its operation to survive. This has resulted in layoffs, work-time reductions and decreased pay for workers. Consequently, the business hours are now Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Please plan accordingly … We are working hard to maintain the field, cleaning and maintenance personnel in place without raising rents, but that too is inevitable due to the upcoming inflation and market forces.
“If you have any questions, comments or criticisms, please call me. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and Happy Holidays to you and yours.
“BTW: If you voted ‘Democrat’ on Nov. 6, please notify me ASAP so I can raise your rent first to help pay for what you asked for.”
Although some residents of the apartment complex were offended, another described Obringer as “kind of a quirky landlord.” So far, no one’s rent has actually been increased, so the letter — although apparently reflecting the manager’s political views — may nonetheless have been of a tongue-in-cheek nature as far as rent hikes for Obama voters in particular are concerned.