At the end of a week of unusually depressing political and economic news, we bring you a story from the "The jokes write themselves" file: Jimmy McMillan, who famously ran for New York governor because "the rent is too damn high" and named his political party for that issue, says he's being evicted from his rent-controlled Manhattan apartment.
It's not that the bearded political quasi-celebrity — who's now planning a run for president — is completely broke and can't make the payments. Rather, the building owner says in court papers that McMillan is in violation of rules for rent-controlled apartments because he actually lives in Brooklyn.
McMillan, whose lawyer is filing a counterclaim for $70,000, says the Brooklyn address is his office and thinks the landlord simply wants to charge a new tenant more. In other words (you guessed it): "My rent is too damn low."
Read more at the Huffington Post.
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