The Embarrassment Of Ben Carson And HUD

Submitted by: holygod 4 months ago in News & Politics


Donald Trump proposed billions of dollars in cuts to Hud’s budget, reducing programs for poor and homeless people. Meanwhile "conservative" Ben Carson uses government funds to buy a $31,000 dining set for his office and $165,000 lounge furniture. All this according to The Guardian.

By the way they are under investigation for an employee being removed for NOT breaking federal regulation on spending. Did you know "$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair?"

Sorry poor people, we don't have funding for your housing, but I can't sit in some shitty $4,500 chair.

Let them eat cake.
There are 21 comments:
Male 5,376
Ben carson seems to be high as shit evertime he talks
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Male 6,054
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Male 4,961
HUD. SMH.
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Female 9,719
How can Ben Carson be an amazing surgeon, but remain so idiotic about other subjects?
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Male 784
panth753 It's actually a common problem with people who are very intelligent or skilled in certain topics. They tend to assume they're correct in other fields at well, because they're used to being the smartest person in the room.
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Male 1,535
panth753 Some people know a little bit about various subjects and others a whole lot about only one subject. Carson is of the latter group
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Male 6,425
panth753 I think it's some kind of idiot savant thing.
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Male 5,376
markust123 you don't ask a master pianist to solve economic crisises or do you?
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Male 13
Ben Carson was chosen for this position because he's (1) well liked, (2) black, (3) grew up poor.  The democrats were going to have a difficult time fighting his confirmation to the position.  But he was also chosen because he has absolutely no experience or knowledge in this area and wasn't going to be very successful.  Trump doesn't like welfare programs like HUD housing and Ben Carson's job is to tank the department - even if Ben didn't know that when he took the job.
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Male 6,425
President Obama nominated housing specialist Shaun Donovan to be the Secretary of HUD. He was by far the most qualified person to fill the position. Shaun sailed through the Senate confirmation with unanimous consent. Trump nominated someone with zero housing experience. It was one of many of his nominations that freaked me out.
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Male 12,053
markust123 Sorta like how Obama nominated a nobel prize winning physicist to be secretary of energy and Trump nominated Rick Perry a cotton farmer with a degree in animal science who thought the Department of Energy should be eliminated, but couldn't remember the name of it?

You can't make this shit up.
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Male 17,080
holygod Trump always gives people jobs on the basis of personal allegiance, rather than experience and capabilities.

Once in, all they have to do is stay faithful, keep their nose clean and keep their department doing things in Trump's interest. Actual work will be done by their underlings.

Trump allegiance only works one way. If you do anything that makes the boss look bad, you're out. If it's simply convenient for the boss to boot you, you'll get booted too.

It's straight out of the Dictator's Playbook. Ras-Putin does this. Winnie the Pooh (Xi) does this.
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Male 12,053
Word is Trump is FURIOUS about this. I don't blame him. You nominate someone with this much experience in housing and urban development and you expect things to go swimingly.

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Male 164
holygod that sarc! sharp as a needle homeboy!

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Male 43,283
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Male 7,254
Fake news! Nothing burger! Burger of nothing! With a side of deep-fried zero rings! And a small chocolate fake frappe!
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Male 17,080
squrlz4ever plus, an incontrovertible criminal act.
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To be fair to Ben Carson, he's a surgeon, and surgeons think they're gods that walk the earth. They don't have much of a grip on reality.
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Male 43,283
barry9a     No grip on reality?   HE'S PERFECT for the Trump administration!!!
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Male 4,968
And now that he is getting called out on it he says he wants to return it...

...bullshit.
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Male 164
drain the swamp ey? 

midterms are right around the corner. trump better hope and pray that republicans dont lose any majorities, or he is fuuuuuuucked.

how many seats have the dems picked up now 39? lmao, this shit is getting good!
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