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Apartment Complex Threatens Rent Hike For Obama Voters: ‘Help Pay For What You Asked For’

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If you voted to re-elect Barack Obama as president, should your rent payments go up?

It appears possible at an apartment complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the manager of Casa Adobe Apartments sent a letter to residents making the threat.

According to KRDO-TV, the ABC affiliate in Colorado Springs, John Obringer recently sent out the letter that mainly focused on cutbacks on staff and maintenance issues.

The letter reportedly states:

“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.”

Then he added, “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.”



  1. Claudia

    December 8th, 2012


    More, please! Make them OWN it!

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    December 8th, 2012

    “Well, raise my rent!” — Cleavon Little

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  3. Dadof3

    December 8th, 2012

    The prices I charge are subject to my judgement of how difficult it is to get it done right. I will reduce them for a family in a tough spot.

    All it takes is one O poster on the wall or a Tshirt showing him/his name for me to not worry about reducing anything.

    They want a more expensive life? They got it. They expect me to be broke for their cause? Not a chance.

    Try to force me to pay for something I don’t want or need? Well, I gotta get the money from somewhere.

    I don’t charge them extra. Just no breaks for them.

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  4. Anonymous

    December 8th, 2012

    And take away the Obama voters’ weapons too and watch crime drop 90%.

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  5. Hawaiian

    December 8th, 2012

    Nobody will admit voting for the Marxist toolbag, so they should just go check the parking lot and increase the rent of everyone whose car is sporting any sort of Demorat bumper sticker.

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  6. tracy t

    December 8th, 2012


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  7. Marie

    December 8th, 2012

    I am a property manager.

    I would not hire Mr. Obringer, work for him, or work with him. His personal beliefs about politics have no place in business settings.

    Childish behavior mixed with absolute lying is not something my profession appreciates in our own ranks.

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  8. cfm990

    December 8th, 2012

    “I am a property manager.”

    So was Tony Rezco.

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  9. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 8th, 2012

    Claudia: Love the bow! haha

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  10. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 8th, 2012

    I hope the manager does raise the rents.
    It’s a fact that people don’t learn/pay attention to reality until shit gets REAL for them.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 8th, 2012

    “Childish behavior mixed with absolute lying is not something my profession appreciates in our own ranks.”

    I’m sure Lincoln is thinking the same thing about 0bama.

    Oh and btw, the prop manager isn’t lying. And neither are the thousands of other business owners and managers who have had to cut costs and lay people off.

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  12. Keyser Söze

    December 8th, 2012

    GOOD & HARD!

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  13. scribble

    December 8th, 2012

    “His personal beliefs about politics have no place in business settings.”

    Really? Tell that to the marxist, anti-Constitutional obama.

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  14. phil in philly

    December 8th, 2012

    still haven’t the demassocrats crying about obomba punishing his enemies for NOT voting for him and YANKING the govt motors dealerships away from hundreds of property owners that together investing hundreds of millions into their businesses over the years

    not a fricking peep out of one of the dem politicians

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  15. MM

    December 8th, 2012

    I love Co Springs-the largest conservative city in the country-in fact most of southern CO is conservative. I live about 35 minutes west in another solid conservative county.

    You have to face it, the REgressive voters are not just ill informed, man they are NON informed. They still are believing the BS from 2008.

    And the people commenting here that don’t like it, have you been piping up when Obama sics the IRS and other government agencies on his opponents? Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    There was a graphic I saw this week that was 3-D. It not only showed how most of the country, in area, voted conservative but also why my state, almost all red, went dem.

    The spike upward in Denver and Boulder County carried the state for the REgressives.

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  16. Aunt Liz

    December 8th, 2012

    @Marie – Not only to I applaud Mr. Obringer’s words – but wish more guys like HIM would run for public office. I’d work with him, or for him, and be happy doing it.

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  17. Aunt Liz

    December 8th, 2012

    Oops – “do” applaud.

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  18. mkultra

    December 8th, 2012

    If they’re Obama voters, chances are high their rent is already subsidized though Section 8. As usual, the productive class will be paying for all higher costs associated with these parasites.

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  19. LadyGun12

    December 8th, 2012

    @cfm990: 1000 thumbs up, my friend!

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  20. Tim

    December 8th, 2012

    If there are Obama voters in the complex, it must be Section 8.

    Rezko, Jarrett, Emanuel, Obama – they’re ALL slumlords.

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  21. Mr.Gates

    December 8th, 2012

    @Marie – Accounting based business decisions contingent upon taxes, fees, and legislation, are not “personal beliefs”. I just raised the rent on my tenants based on what we all know to be unjustifiable new property tax increases. My tenants were understanding as THEY and everyone else here recognize that our local democratic dominated city government is raping local property owners to pay for their gross mismanagement.

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  22. Mr.Gates

    December 8th, 2012

    And I accept NO welfare tenants. If they don’t earn their way, they don’t live on my property. As it turns out, I get a naturally better class of tenants as a result.

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  23. Blink

    December 8th, 2012

    ” where the manager of Casa Adobe Apartments sent a letter to residents making the threat.”

    I think it not a threat.But rather a logical decision.

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  24. Ten Megaton

    December 8th, 2012

    @MM Was that a result of immigrants from California or Mexico or both?.

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  25. Nutjob

    December 8th, 2012

    Just 1 more bubble about to burst because of Obamacare.

    But hey if the apartment industry goes bust, Obama was looking at an investor (quite sure a political donor) to buy up all the gubment foreclosed houses for a great lowball gubment donor afilliated price.
    So I’m sure the same donor will be interested in bulk apartment rental units at a low cost.

    The whole section 8 scam is just that.
    Know a guy who buys repo’s and tax sale houses, paints them, throws in new carpet and makes them section 8 rentals….WHy?

    Because these same houses would normally only rent for $6-800 a month, but with our efficient gubment he gets $1-1200 a month.
    and in the process lowers home values in the same neighborhoods by renting to the democratic handout scum.
    I have no use for this clown.

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  26. Marie

    December 8th, 2012

    Yes indeed, never in the history of the entire world has a business had to struggle, until Obama became President. Lay-offs and cut backs never happened, anywhere, in any company, before Obama was in the White House. No business went under and failed, before Obama was elected. Nope. Didn’t happen.

    No employer ever had to reduce spending before Obama. No employer ever had to reduce payroll hours before Obama.

    Right. Yep. Uh-huh.

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  27. Nutjob

    December 8th, 2012

    Yeah Obamas doing such a wonderful job, spending, vacationing, and fudging the numbers I’m thinking of quitting my job.

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  28. Marie

    December 8th, 2012

    @Mr. Gates, my words to Mr. Obringer were legitimate observations. I would not hire him. He used emotion and anger to address business concerns.

    “Upcoming inflation?” Please.

    I raise rents all the time. For real reasons. Mr. Obringer hates President Obama. That is not a reason to raise rents.

    Health care reform is not fully implemented yet. No one can predict the final costs, reduced or increased, of a massive changes in an entrenched system that was falling apart at the seams anyway.

    And, what increased taxes is he referring to? My business taxes have not gone up at all. My income taxes have not increased. My state taxes have not increased.

    Oh, property taxes increased locally. Hence, rent increases at certain properties. But what the hell does that have to do with Democrats, or voting for Obama? We had enormous increases across the board in the costs of road maintenance locally, in a brutal winter climate. Electric costs went up. Obama did all that? Actually I think it was our Republican mayor, village board, county legistlature (Republican majority).

    Prices increase. A wide range of consumer goods and raw materials cost a lot more today than they did in 1960. So how are higher prices or higher costs only associated with Barrack Obama and Democrats?

    There are NO other reasons for Mr. Obringer’s business difficulties, other than the results of Obama’s presidency?

    Mr. Obringer refers to “market forces.” Um, and? They exist. Always have. What was his point about them?

    No, I would not hire Mr. Obringer. I need to work with people who look at the actual and factual math based on actual legislation and actual policy and regulation. Loose cannons I can’t tolerate on the job.

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  29. Bad Brad

    December 8th, 2012

    How’s he know whom voted for the Anti Christ? I call bull shit. Raise rent on all, and tell them why, all the rest is hopeful white noise.

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  30. Nutjob

    December 8th, 2012

    So you’re saying only Bushs wars and not the loosening of the housing regulations caused the real estate bubble to pop?
    Unions on the local level for municipal employees beyond republicans control didn’t and haven’t broken municipalities with their 30 year and out lifetime pensions while everyone else is told to work until 70 isn’t raising local taxes but its republicans?
    More people sucking off of the gubment teat isn’t another problem? supported and pushed for by this admin.
    Your good rental market was made possible and stayed profitable because of the housing collapsed which you know as well as I do, caused rent to go up and lessoned vacancy.

    The regulations brought on by utilities because of the gubment, has caused operational cost to go up across the board for all businesses.
    You just like the pharmaceuticals pass that cost on, so why would it effect or bother you?

    Lets see if after all of the new taxes with their loophole elimination you’ll be so confident in Barack, when you get hit with capital gains taxes, payroll taxes, mortgage exemption elimination, and higher healthcare cost.

    You’re benefitting because of republicans.

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