My husband and I make around that much combined and can barely afford our ever-increasing rent on a tiny two-bedroom apartment. And believe me, we scrimp and save with the best of them.
I have a feeling the housing problems are worse than the Burbank Housing Corp. realizes and, with all of the new high-price condos going up in place of apartments, I don’t see it improving.
Maybe whoever mentioned rent control in a letter recently wasn’t far off. Please base your numbers in the real world, and then offer Burbank residents some real solutions.
House Resolution 106 on recognition of the Armenian Genocide moves now from the Foreign Affairs Committee the full House for a vote. As introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff and a large contingent of co-sponsors, there is a good likelihood of passage. Already we are beginning to see backpedaling by some of these co-sponsors as Turkey makes its case as a strategic partner of the United States in hostile territory. I find it hard to accept just how malleable our moral convictions are when issues about human rights, ethnic cleansing and genocide conflict with the Bush administration’s self-declared practicalities of our strategic interests.
For decades, politicians claimed Turkey was too important an ally in our conflict with the Soviet Union, and now Turkey is too important an ally in our conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. When will America be in a position to demand Turkish recognition of the human atrocities during the Armenian Genocide?