Rent Is Too Damn High, Candidate Doesn’t Pay Rent
Your rent may be too damn high, but Jimmy McMillan’s sure isn’t.
The Vietnam vet stole the spotlight at the gubernatorial sideshow debate earlier this week, bellowing his campaign platform and party banner, “The rent is too damn high.”
But McMillan’s indignant pontification doesn’t appear to stem from personal experience. As it turns out, he doesn’t pay rent at all — and hasn’t done so since the 1980s, according to a published report.
McMillan missed payments on his $800-a-month one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush and his landlord allowed him to live rent free in exchange for maintenance work, reports The New York Times.