Long Beach real estate agents could get fee relief

There are 3 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Mar 11, 2013, titled Long Beach real estate agents could get fee relief. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

The legislation, sponsored by Councilman Gary DeLong, would direct City Attorney Robert Shannon to write an ordinance amending municipal code to reclassify real estate agents from independent contractors to being a broker's employees.

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Ronald

Long Beach, CA

#1 Mar 12, 2013
Wasn't it the Government's criminal real estate industry that engineered the soaring cost of housing and the subsequent worldwide financial collapse? Instead of creating favorable tax treatment for such operators - which only has the effect of creating more of them - shouldn't revolutionary Council be coming up with some way to cut their number? Let's stop using Orwellian NEWSPEAK. For the end user, housing is a cost. It is not "an investment".

Ronald
Analysis

North Hollywood, CA

#3 Mar 12, 2013
I'm no expert, but it appears that DeLong is psychotic, and it's getting in the way of rational decision-making.

$202.73 is nothing, if you're a successful broker, that is, a professional. DeLong wants to load up the city with lowbrow "realtors" who will inevitably cost customers more money thanks to their lack of experience. He's rewarding brokers who are incompetent, lazy, or just plain bad.

In my opinion, suffering from being a sociopath is no excuse for Mr. DeLong, or Suja Lowenthal. For the public's purposes, hey are simply horrible human beings. As horrible human beings, enabling parasites is just what they do.

Dogs bark, and Gary DeLong significantly decreases the cost of doing business for half-wit trailer trash who managed to secure a real estate license, while lowering the tax base in a city already decreasing our police and fire presence due to lack of tax base.
Historian

North Hollywood, CA

#4 Mar 12, 2013
I do hope tradition holds sway, and Gerrie Shipske does everything in her power to put the smackdown on yet another one of DeLong and Lowenthal's pyrotechnically asinine ideas.

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