Socialism fails at the ballot box, so Biden uses CDC to eliminate property rights
President Joe Biden may not be a socialist, but his unprecedented weaponization of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to extend an eviction moratorium already deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, cannot be described as anything other than a socialist encroachment of private property rights and an affront to the rule of law.
Biden's new eviction moratorium, the fruit of agitation by these socialists, is politically expedient for him at a time when surging inflation and stagnating labor force participation threaten his party's midterm elections odds. Knowing that Congress cannot pass the moratorium, Biden has simply chosen to defy the law, letting the unelected bureaucrats at the CDC trounce on the God-given property rights of over 10 million landlords.
As with most of the pandemic's norm-defying regulations, the eviction moratorium will only continue to exacerbate the divide between the haves and the have-nots. Blackrock won't go bankrupt from this, and if anything, they'll further their market consolidation after mom-and-pop landlords, who own nearly 23 million rental units in the country, go broke. Couple that market consolidation with units taken off the market by owners who are petrified by the prospect of the moratorium's precedent, and the basic act of renting an affordable apartment will become as elusive as the dream of achieving homeownership.
Our democratic process, however flawed, has successfully resisted the slow creep of socialism. But when the executive branch simply overrides the Supreme Court and obstructs landlords' constitutional right to private property, what then? That's not "democratic" socialism. That's just straight-up socialism.