For slave catchers like Ben Carson.
You know my feelings about Carson.
Slave catcher who got everything he has because of a government program, and now, he wants to hurt those who need it the most.
If he had grown up in this era of ‘ zero tolerance’, his azz would have been firmly ensconced in the School-to-Prison pipeline. Nobody would care if he had ‘ hidden talents’, since they didn’t include some sort of ball. Yet, he doesn’t have enough self-awareness to realize this.
I have said from the beginning that he’s nothing but the patsy to take the fall for those who are robbing HUD. Will not feel one ounce of sympathy when they take him away in handcuffs.
Housing department says proposal, which would affect 4m low-income households, will ‘give poor people a way out of poverty’
Associated Press in Charleston, South Carolina
Thu 7 Jun 2018 08.52 EDT
Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States, by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness, as experts warn of crippling costs that many families will be unable to bear.
Morris lives in Charleston, South Carolina, where most households receiving federal housing assistance would see their rent go up an average 26%, according to new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities thinktank. But Morris’s increase would be nearly double that.
Overall, the analysis shows that in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, low-income tenants, many of whom have jobs, would have to pay roughly 20% more each year for rent under the plan. That rent increase is about six times greater than the growth in average hourly earnings, putting the poorest workers at an increased risk of homelessness because wages simply haven’t kept pace with housing expenses.
“I saw public housing as an option to get on my feet, to pay 30% of my income and get myself out of debt and eventually become a homeowner,” said Morris, whose monthly rent would jump from $403 to $600. “But this would put us in a homeless state.”
What poor person can handle a 20% RAISE IN RENT?
Please tell me.
And, WHEN this man becomes homeless, Carson will be one of the first ones to purse his lips that this man should ‘ pull himself up by his bootstraps’
Just as HE and his ilk, have robbed the man of his boots.
They are so loathesome.
Got this news on Sunday:
Ben Carson walks back plan to triple rent for poor
By Max Greenwood – 06/09/18 04:14 PM
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson backed away on Friday from a plan to triple the minimum rent that the poorest Americans pay for federally subsidized housing.
Speaking at the Bipartisan Policy Center, Carson said additional funding from Congress eliminated the immediate need to raise rents.
“The reason we had to consider raising rents at all is because we were dealing with a $41 billion budget,” Carson said. “And in order to be able to keep from raising rents on the elderly and the disabled, and in order to not displace people who are already being taken care of, that was necessary.”
“Now that the budget has been changed, the necessity for doing that is not urgent,” he added.
Watch for what happens after the midterms, folks.
I’m just saying…..