Nothing new here. Widely posted. Nostalgia for responsible leadership. Yeah, even from Dubya.

Another bit of common knowledge: “As the novel coronavirus slows the U.S. economy, many renters — now unemployed — wondered how they would pay April rent. New data shows that one-third of Americans did not pay April rent before the due date,” per Yahoo Finance’s Sarah Paynter.

“As the novel coronavirus pandemic causes mass layoffs and financial disruption, 31% of U.S. renters did not pay April rent on time, up from 19% a month earlier and 18% in April 2019, according to a new report by the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) based on 13.4 million rentals.

“Among U.S. renters, only 69% paid April rent on time.

Fun fact: “Forty-five percent of renters do not have enough savings to cover rent payment for a single month.”