The moratorium was first imposed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under Donald Trump, only to be extended by the Biden regime. This was putting some struggling landlords in the difficult position of having to liquidate their properties.
According to Judge Friedrich, the CDC greatly overstepped its bounds by imposing the moratorium, which was first included in the March CARES Act that was passed by Congress. It applied to all residential properties nationwide.
“The pandemic has triggered difficult policy decisions that have had enormous real-world consequences,” Judge Friedrich wrote in his opinion. “The nationwide eviction moratorium is one such decision.”
“It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic.”
Judge Friedrich added that the question for the court is a narrow one with a very simple answer.
“Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not,” he says.
By allowing squatters, the CDC is fueling the housing crisis
The CDC first invoked the Public Health Service Act back in 1944. It allows the agency to take certain measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.
Because people who get evicted could move in with friend or family members and spread the Chinese Virus, according to the CDC, halting all evictions until the disease has passed was considered by some to be good policy.
“In short, the government is bludgeoning private businesses to fix a problem it created,” The Wall Street Journal‘s editorial board wrote about a month ago before the moratorium was ruled invalid.
“Suspension of rent and mortgage payments was justifiable last spring when states locked down and some 22 million workers lost jobs,” the board added. “But the jobless rate has dropped to 6% from 14.8%, and employers are desperate to hire.”
Some landlords can no longer afford to pay their mortgages, utilities, or maintenance costs because non-paying renters are basically squatting their properties with the CDC’s blessing.
“These crisis programs are distorting the housing market. Home values have soared in the past year amid increased demand (see nearby), so some borrowers currently in forbearance could avoid foreclosure by selling. Government forbearance may be contributing to a housing shortage by keeping people in homes they can’t afford and limiting supply for potential buyers.”
Homelessness is soaring, thanks to the government’s Covid-19 response
The government’s approach to “saving lives” has led to a glut of homelessness as well. This surge began back when Donald Trump declared a “national emergency” for the Chinese Virus and has only increased ever since.
“During the 1930s Great Depression, cities everywhere saw the growth of squatter areas and shantytowns,” reports Zero Hedge about how history is repeating itself.
“New York’s Central Park became Hooverville, a giant slum right in the middle of America’s biggest and wealthiest city at the time. Whole areas in L.A., San Francisco, and many other towns across the U.S. have already become tent cities. These are ripe for crime, exploitation, drug trafficking, violence, disease, and political manipulation.”
One thing to keep in mind about the CDC is that it is not even a government agency, but rather a private corporation. In other words, the private sector is destroying the country in the name of “public health” – and most Americans are apparently too distracted to care or do anything about it.
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