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A socialist candidate for Congress in Washington State is advising the homeless to seek out empty houses and to break into them to live in them.
Rebecca Parson, who is running as a Democratic Socialist for Washington’s 6th Congressional District, said if she wins, she would make her plan a law.
“Imagine I proposed a Housing for All Bill in Congress, then imagine you, me, and a million of our friends took action and occupied empty houses nationwide. They couldn’t ignore us,” Parson says a recent ad.
“No one has ever done anything like this,” Parson added. “That’s why it’s going to work.”
This illegal and immoral plan to steal other people’s property is a long-standing idea of hers.
Parsons was pushing the idea as far back as 2020 when she helped a group of homeless people to infest a Tacoma hotel without paying for the rooms.
$30 is the bare minimum in every county in the US for an adult with a kid to afford housing, food, healthcare, basic necessities. No vacations, no eating out. Those are the facts and no amount of praying to Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman will change that.
— Rebecca Parson for Congress, WA-06 (@RebeccaforWA) May 20, 2022
Parson is also a proponent of the $15 Minimum Wage.
“The minimum wage shouldn’t be $7.25. It shouldn’t be $15. It should be $30,” she tweeted, adding that this “is the bare minimum in every county in the US for an adult with a kid to afford housing, food, healthcare, basic necessities.”
This is the second time Parson has run for Congress. She lost her primary in 2020.