"The rent is too damn low!" Jimmy McMillan (RTDH Party candidate) evicted from his apartment

Published On August 9, 2011 | By Matt Gratz | Politics

Matt Gratz, Political Fail Blog

Jimmy McMillan of “The rent is too damn high party” has been evicted from his rent controlled Manhattan apartment. What’s the reason? The rent was too damn low! The managers of the unit want the man out so they can raise the rent and over charge someone in the community for a place to sleep.

McMillan was paying under $900 ($872) a month for his humble Manhattan abode, which is way below the current rent standards in the area. The average housing cost in the area is $3,500 a month. Take a look for yourself and see if you can find a home you can afford in the neighborhood.

“I’ve been here since 1977, and they want more money!” McMillan told The New York Post. “It’s about ‘My Rent is Too Damn Low.’ “

McMillan admits that he maintains an office in Brooklyn, but insists the East Village apartment really is his primary residence.

“That’s my apartment. It is my residence. My name is on the lease,” he said.

The case is currently in the housing court, but McMillan is not sitting back. In fact, he told his lawyer to file a counter-claim for $70,000.

“I’m not going to let them get away with it,” he said. “You don’t tell an American how to live.”

Will this help or hinder his presidential campaign? In my view, this should boost his message that the cost of living in America (and in other countries) is just ridiculous. What is the point of life when all everyone is doing is just trying to earn enough paper to be able to have a place to be while they’re not out in the rat race of modern life.

McMillan plans to run against President Obama in 2012, though he has found raising funds to be an issue as he is against big business and actually stands for the people.

“Not one person has sent a dollar or a quarter,” he told Politico.

“They haven’t donated a nickel.”

The cost of running for president is too damn high, too.

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