, an acclaimed neurosurgeon-turned-politician, can now add a new title to his résumé: secretary of housing and urban development...
... The Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs unanimously voted his nomination out of committee in January, though several Democrats did question him about his belief that government assistance programs often lead to dependency. Mr. Carson will now head an agency with a $47 billion budget and a charge to assist millions of low-income renters, fight urban blight and help struggling homeowners stave off foreclosures.
Mr. Carson, whose mother at times received food stamps to provide for her family, grew up surrounded by some of the housing assistance programs he will now oversee.
Yet, rather than embrace the programs that once sustained his family and the families around him, he has adopted standard Republican beliefs that too much government help — both in desegregating neighborhoods and in lifting people from poverty — can discourage people from working hard...
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Well, the theory has been floating around for a while now that President Bannon specifically chose department heads who are fundamentally opposed to the basic mission of the department because the real goal is to cripple and dismantle the departments.
I've been saying this and I'll say it again. . . Trump ain't draining the swamp. He's building a freakin' cesspool. This is evidenced by the Cabinet Members chosen to be a part of his Administration. It's infuriating!! Trump is hurting the very people who helped get him elected, as he hurts every citizen of this country through his policies as driven by his dangerous ideology and carried out by his freakin' "Good Ol' Boy" Administration.
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we understand that campaign promises are mostly BS...
So. . . Trump is just like any other politician. . . So much for "swamp cleaning".
Tweety - I agree with you. I don't question the IQ of anyone who voted for Trump. I'm certainly not into referring individuals who voted for Trump as "idiots". But I am not afraid to hold people accountable to their opinions and outlook on life. I do question their ability to critically think, to think beyond their own prejudices and misconceptions of the realities surrounding them and our country. And if their critical thinking is intact, then I question their values & principles. How else does one explain their lack of understanding that they've been betrayed by this charlatan?? It all goes back to the great lie told by Trump that he was going to "clear the swamp". Yet, look at his Cabinet members. . . .
Last edit by Ted on Mar 9