But those are small-scale operations largely run by ordinary people earning middle- to upper-middle-class incomes off small-scale property management.But to see how this predation works on a large scale, look no further than the White House.Most salaried workers won’t have to delay medical care, rely on payday lenders, or spend to cash checks that they earned.Too many low-income Americans have to do just that.
The past eight years of Democratic government were far from perfect, but liberal policymakers were at least attuned to the reality of exploitation and the need for policies and protections to stop and punish the businesses that work to make life more difficult, and more expensive, for ordinary Americans.
In her own life, De Vos has been a strong backer of for-profit colleges, an industry long under fire (and state and federal investigation) for its predatory behavior.
Many of these institutions attract students with deceptive recruiting—promising jobs and opportunity—and leave them with high debt loads and few prospects.
Jared Kushner stepped down as chief executive of Kushner Companies upon taking his position in the White House, although he retains a 0 million stake in the business, which still holds and manages these properties.
“They’re nothing but slumlords,” said one tenant to Mac Gillis.
Their largest holdings are in Baltimore County, Maryland, where they control 15 complexes that house up to 20,000 people in total.