HUD Secretary Ben Carson Poised to End Obama-Era Section 8 Housing Grants…

Following his reelection victory in 2012 President Obama removed the bidding process from section 8 housing; instead Obama’s HUD initiated grants to their hand-selected organizations.  After years of lost lawsuits the HUD bidding process is set to return.

WASHINGTON DC – […] Section 8 housing is a federal program that pays rental assistance to landlords to help low-income people acquire affordable housing.

Because HUD had problems administering the program, in 1995 it started to contract out the management of Section 8 housing units through a competitive bidding process. However, in March of 2012, HUD suddenly shifted away from the competitive bidding process, and began using funding mechanisms which were more like grants.

Contractors who had previously gained HUD’s business under the bidding process appealed to the Government Accountability Office in 2012, just months after HUD changed course. And by August of that year, the GAO ruled that HUD’s actions were “unreasonable and in disregard of applicable statutory guidance.”

Undeterred, HUD pressed forward with their choice, which then made them the target of a lawsuit. From that point, HUD lost an embarrassing string of rulings which culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court denying to hear an appeal from the agency in April of 2015.

Despite all those rulings, HUD didn’t budge. But the Trump administration is now set to return to the previous methods.  (read more)

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222 Responses to HUD Secretary Ben Carson Poised to End Obama-Era Section 8 Housing Grants…

  1. Johnny Bravo says:

    Is there a reason why liberals ride roughshod over the law?

    Liked by 17 people

    • ECM says:

      Yes, because they can.

      Liked by 27 people

    • FofBW says:

      Their thinking is the country is going to be theirs so the OLD laws do not apply.

      Liked by 15 people

    • stillers213 says:

      …because fake Republicans let them get away with it. It’s past time to primary these asshats.

      Liked by 50 people

      • Elizabeth Craine says:

        Agree with you 100%. They have to have a primary challenger and the challenger has to win to scare the pants off the rest of the Republicans so they will do what we the people want and not the special interests. I have started by supporting Dr. Kelli Ward who is running against Jeff Flake from AZ. Sen Flake has fought against President Trump from day 1 and he does not deserve to re-elected.

        Liked by 4 people

        • WSB says:

          DeWit is the better choice. Ward is in there as a splitter, IMHO. She is considered by insiders to be a mini-McCain and is only paying lip service to PT. Robert Mercer backed her financially when he was a rabid Cruzbot. Check her FEC files from 2016.

          Do some research before you pull any levers.

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          • Delilah says:

            There are two open spots in AZ: Flake and McCain. There’s room for both. Let Ward take Flake’s position because it’ll be easier to get her in there and DeWit in McCain’s position.

            Let’s be smart about this and not start tearing apart our own candidates.

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            • Very well said. But my understanding that if McCain goes before the 2018 election whoever the governor appoints will have to run again in 2018. If McCain makes it past the election the appointee can stay until McCains term would have been up in 2022. Some fear that 2 republicans running at once might split the vote and cause a democrate to take one seat.

              Flake is doing so poorly in the polls that people in the know think he is campaign for a kstreet gig. Hence his very loud anti Trump positioning. I don’t care what the reason, NO FLAKE for reelection is my position!

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            • WSB says:

              I still do not trust her. Swamp 2.0, IMHO.

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      • Not to mention, they are not liberals. They are fascist terrorists with perpetually adolescent minds concerned only with emotional thinking relevant to NOW. They are products of human nature guided and developed into full blown sociopaths by indoctrination, social engineering, and of course social maintenance. They are creations of the very beast we seem to simply push out of our minds, but is actually pulling the strings in our nation and naturally across the planet.

        Because… globalism.

        It only sounds good to the insane who think unicorn flatulence is a real and viable source of energy and that a basic income for everyone is the kindness the world is missing. The globalists have made sure of this insane thought process while making those out of their ever loving minds feel they are brilliant and…

        Entitled to have their way.

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    • M33 says:

      Because they’ve READ the Constitution.

      ….

      LOL!!!

      Liked by 3 people

    • MK Wood says:

      They are never brought up on charges of violating law hence they will continue to violate the law. When higher up progs start to go to prison is when they will start to think of following the law (some).

      Liked by 27 people

      • bertdilbert says:

        Probably just another way to funnel money into pockets of their choosing. Probably with kickbacks.

        Unrelated but kind of, I think I found out the Amazon/Whole Foods game. Amazon is going after EBT money. Whole Foods is the vehicle they can sell.

        The democrats are already complaining that WF will cut down sources of competition for healthy food in the inner city. The fix will be EBT acceptance and the democrats will wave healthy food for the inner city as a win.

        End result will be home delivery of junk food, the same stuff sold in the mom and pop grocer and liqueur store, except Amazon does not have to allow for shoplifting cost in their pricing model. If this goes through, there will be a lot fewer markets in the inner cities because Amazon will capture all that EBT business.

        There is only so much money out there and you can only get more by taking from someone else. The democrats get paid off for pushing Whole Foods/EBT and the inner city loses jobs. .

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        • MK Wood says:

          And the one’s they claim to have so much compassion for go more into enslavement.

          Liked by 5 people

          • bertdilbert says:

            I remember when Sundance posted the Amazon WF merger and everyone was scratching their heads how this made a lick of sense. It doesn’t, until you factor in what the end game is. The democrats, thirsty for funding, will line up for Amazon lobbying money. This will be like Home Depot destroying the mom and pop hardware store.

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        • scott467 says:

          “There is only so much money out there and you can only get more by taking from someone else.”

          __________________

          Actually, due to the fraud of ‘fractional reserve’ banking, the ‘money supply’ is infinite.

          You create money out of thin air, every time you sign your name to a financial obligation or note, from personal checks to mortgages and everything in between.

          It is a fascinating subject.

          Money as Debt – Paul Grignon
          “It’s not surprising that monetary theory hasn’t inspired any blockbuster movies, but it was not even mentioned at the schools most of us attended. For most of us, the question “Where does money come from?” brings to mind a picture of the Mint, printing bills and stamping coins.

          ‘Money’, most of us believe, is created by government.

          It’s true… but only to a point.

          Those metal and paper symbols of value we usually think of as ‘money’ are indeed produced by an agency of the federal government called the Mint.

          But the vast majority of ‘money’ is not created by the Mint, it is created, in huge amounts, every day, by private corporations known as ‘banks’.

          Most of us believe that banks lend out money that has been entrusted to them by depositors. Easy to picture, but not the truth. In fact, banks create the money they loan, not from the bank’s own earnings, not from the money deposited, but directly from the borrower’s promise to repay.

          The borrower’s signature on the loan papers is an obligation to pay the bank the amount of the loan plus interest, or lose the house, the car, whatever asset was pledged as collateral. That’s a big commitment from the borrower.

          What does the same signature require of the bank?

          The bank gets to conjure into existence the amount of the loan, and just write it into the borrower’s account.

          Sound far-fetched?

          Surely that can’t be true… but it is.

          To demonstrate how this miracle of modern banking came about…”

          .

          It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” – Henry Ford

          .

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        • haditwgov says:

          Bertdilbert just won the Internet.

          Liked by 1 person

        • paulraven1 says:

          Very interesting, though not sure I get it. What again is the point of Amazon buying a healthy foods chain store if their end goal is home delivery of junk food?

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          • John VI says:

            Irregardless of the food AVAILABLE, EBT is almost universally used to buy food of questionable nutritional value ( Ie junk food, chips, soda,etc). So while Amazon may LOBBY for the EBT delivery of healthy food, they cant actually change the CHOICES those on EBT make when buying food.

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            • Jim in TN says:

              I thought EBT was used to get something to sell for cash. The card holder gets the alcohol or drug of choice. The purchaser gets something cheap. The grocery store gets paid by the government. The do gooders get to claim credit. And the dealer gets his share too. Who says liberals can’t recognize a win/win/win/win/win/lose deal when they see one?

              How many different ways does government have of taking money to feed the poor?

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              • Will Janoschka says:

                A while back I was installing EBT (electronic benefits transfer) machines. Used to be food stamps. While I did install a machine in a pawn shop, another in a liquor store. Each only had Tom’s crackers as an allowable EBT product.
                The big rip off for all is again the banks completing the transfer, (switches), that your federal government pays in addition to the selling price, while preventing any state sales tax.
                Most legitimate merchants never see the money, as it is an ‘account’ from which to pay ‘wholesalers’, with yet another bank transfer fee, as is done for any credit/debit card purchase. This cannot be countered by paying cash, as the selling price has already increased do to all those bank fees.
                How can anyone/group drain the swamp when citizens are but happy dumb critters living in that swamp, full of varmints? It will take citizens not governments to destroy the swamp varmints! Please start with the banksters!

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          • signer1 says:

            If you have been to whole foods, there is no junk food potato chip aisle. It’s pretty great! And, Expensive! Monthly Ebt allotment might buy a weeks worth of food at Whole Foods. That theory doesn’t hold water.

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        • WSB says:

          Amazon Lotttery, let’s call it Amazon Magic Beads, and cigarrettes, Amazon Peace Pipes, should round off that business model quite nicely.

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        • Marygrace Powers says:

          I think it’s a multifaceted control angle – not just the the EBT.
          Bezos buying Whole Foods = NOT GOOD on so many levels.

          Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?

          July 30, 2017 • 146,345 views
          by Dr. Joseph Mercola

          Story at-a-glance:

          The trend is for fewer but bigger firms increasing their power to control what we eat; four European firms control the global beer market; six firms control the global seed market; two firms control food distribution in the U.S.

          Monopolies benefit corporations, not the public, reinforcing the company’s power and political clout. Many corporate executives even serve on federal advisory committees and global trade agreement working groups.

          Two-thirds of the farm commodities sold in the U.S. come from just 100,000 farms, and these middle-to-large-scale farms just keep getting bigger, in part by the way government subsidies are doled out.

          “In the early 1900s, there were a number of laws passed to prevent these trusts, these combinations that resulted in monopolies in these markets. That changed dramatically beginning in the 1980s. Reagan was elected. He directed the heads of federal agencies to take a very different view towardtowards mergers and acquisitions.

          At the same time, federal judges were being indoctrinated into the Chicago School of Economics. They got paid to go on these junkets to Arizona, Florida, places like that. They played golf. Then they attended these seminars where they were taught mergers and acquisitions that, unless they immediately raised prices for consumers, were good for everyone.

          As a result of just one of those programs, by the early ’90s, two-thirds of federal judges had participated. It’s essentially impossible to win an antitrust case in the federal courts now.”

          http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/07/30/bigger-firms-control-global-food-system.aspx

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          • Marygrace Powers says:

            BETWEEN THE LINES
            JEFF BEZOS, AMAZON, WASHINGTON POST AND THE CIA/

            Exclusive: Joseph Farah proposes probe into ‘collusion’ between billionaire, John Brennan
            Published: 06/02/2017 at 7:58 PM

            “Amazon won a $600 million cloud computer contract from the CIA. That was the difference – more than the difference.

            Later that year, Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million.

            To put that another way, Bezos used less than half the money he got from the CIA to buy the Washington Post.

            Do you think that was a sweetheart deal?

            I do. And like others, I believe it’s something Americans should know about. For instance, the Washington Post often quotes unnamed CIA sources in its reporting. Yet, the Post doesn’t disclose that the CIA paid the owner of the paper more than twice what it cost to buy it. You won’t find any mention of this deal on the Washington Post’s Wikipedia page, either. Not worth mentioning, apparently.

            Now I want you to imagine the CIA contracting with WND.com for, say, a measly $600,000. How do you suppose that would be covered by the Washington Post? How would it be chronicled in Wikipedia? Do you think I’d get a pass? I think not.

            Who was CIA director when this deal with the Washington Post was finalized?

            John Brennan.”

            http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/jeff-bezos-amazon-washington-post-and-the-cia/

            Bezos “Sweetheart Deal” with the CIA/ NO GOOD as PTrump would say.

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        • NJF says:

          Great point. There’s always a scam, ALWAYS!

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      • Exactly MK Wood.

        No one ever goes to jail.

        I do hope this will change now.

        Won’t they be surprised.

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      • NJ Transplant says:

        It’s about time they start going to prison, MK. Obama was the most corrupt president this country ever had. He was a double agent on top of all the financial and intelligence crimes. They all belong in jail, especially Obama.

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    • paulraven1 says:

      Everything, anything is secondary to how they feel about themselves and how any policy — no matter how illogical, failed, stupid — helps them to feel good about themselves.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Jim in TN says:

        The feel good about ones self part is an essential part of the lure liberalism creates. Those that buy into this opiate for the masses also buy into the argument that opposing opinions are evil. This then becomes a mechanism of delusion and control of the people.

        On the other hand, give a careful look at the actual programs. Invariably they entrap the people being helped into reliance on the program. Step wrong and we take it away. Worse, it actually encourages life destroying choices. We take it away if you live with your baby daddy, etc.

        Now look deeper at the program. While the helped get hurt, there are a legion of well paid helpers. And massive amounts of funds go to rich people. It is Democrat policy to make the rich richer, if the rich give them money, while they make the poor poorer, and make ever more poor people, because that is how they get voters. (Expand the concept from poor to victims in general to get a more comprehensive picture of progressives. And yes, those terms are interchangeable. )

        So the reality is all that do gooderism is twisted by selfish malice into do evilism. And it is all covered up via massive scapegoating propaganda. Evil vile propaganda that when acted on turns whole countries into hell holes like Venezuela.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Thank you Johnny Bravo for pointing that out! It is actually sickening to see a total disregard for the law. Our President would have been given the Death Penalty if his administration did what Lucifer’s administration did!

      From the article linked above:

      Contractors who had previously gained HUD’s business under the bidding process appealed to the Government Accountability Office in 2012, just months after HUD changed course. And by August of that year, the GAO ruled that HUD’s actions were “unreasonable and in disregard of applicable statutory guidance.”

      Undeterred, HUD pressed forward with their choice, which then made them the target of a lawsuit. From that point, HUD lost an embarrassing string of rulings which culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court denying to hear an appeal from the agency in April of 2015.

      Despite all those rulings, HUD didn’t budge. But the Trump administration is now set to return to the previous methods.

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      • So right flepore.

        HUD didn’t budge.

        No one was held responsible.

        No jail time, or fines.

        Nothing

        Our elected official have been doing exactly as they pleased for a very long time.

        I do believe some of them will need to serve jail time before we can get their attention.

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      • Sayit2016 says:

        You watch President Trump will be vilified as a mean SOB that wants babies living in the streets…..

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        • Alligator Gar says:

          I worked a case where a State Corrections Sergeant was getting Section 8 assistance! It was FRAUD. I worked with my federal counterpart and got her certification pulled, her Section 8 cut off and left her on the hook for a significant amount of back support payments due the government (us) and possible federal prosecution. How in the (bleep!!!) can a SERGEANT in a state corrections job be given Section 8 assistance? Who authorized it? Her second cousin’s third wife’s brother’s aunt who worked at the Section 8 office?

          It seemed at the time as if the whole section 8 program was very tribal and inbred and that the fraud actually originated in that office. I don’t know if the workers were prosecuted. I hope they were. In this case, the officer just took the goody offered her, no questions asked. I would expect someone working as a C-store cashier to get help, but a corrections SERGEANT?!! Grrr.

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          • Sayit2016 says:

            Exactly… you know if it is happening in a situation that you are personally aware of it is happening millions of times all over the country. FRAUD FRAUD FRAUD ! All at the taxpayers expense….

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    • Blue Ridge Mts Va. says:

      They believe they are above the law. And the law is only for the “little people.”

      Liked by 3 people

    • pyromancer76 says:

      Because they are not liberals, but marxists who have a religious calling to transform the world into their image. They will fight forever for their beliefs — which in no way, shape, or form are liberal. Pure authoritarian with fealty only to crony marxist elitists

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    • screwauger says:

      Just imagine a world where DJT weaponized the IRS to continually and viciously audit any leftist group attempting to support their chosen ideology/candidate.

      Liked by 2 people

    • cwf60 says:

      Because they can get away with it with no oversight or accountability. Great gig if you are writing the rules.

      Liked by 2 people

    • scott467 says:

      Because (so far) no one in the Department of Justice has bothered to stop them.

      If there is any other reason, what might that be?

      Liked by 1 person

    • Sayit2016 says:

      Because they are allowed to……

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    • nmleon says:

      Because we conservatives are too “civilized” to prosecute them.

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    • Ned says:

      Does anyone stop them?

      “Diaz-Balart is one of a small handful of elected officials who put pressure on HUD and then-Secretary Julián Castro during the years in which HUD ignored findings that their grant process was illegal.”
      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/hud-poised-to-end-obamas-illegal-section-8-housing-grant-scheme/article/2630660

      A grant is free tax payer money. Obama was a glorified Santa Claus giving out our tax dollars ILLEGALLY and not a single GOP or DEM objected!

      Now contrast that to this insane Russian witch hunt and Trump.

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    • SafeSpace says:

      Paraphrasing Sherlock Holmes, “It is their business to ride roughshod over the law.”

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  2. patrickhenrycensored says:

    There goes the neighbor……hoods.

    Liked by 10 people

    • duchess01 says:

      Oh, you are good at wordplay, patrick!

      Liked by 2 people

      • patrickhenrycensored says:

        Pretzel linguistics

        Liked by 2 people

        • duchess01 says:

          Imma lovin’ it, patrick! Imma word lover!

          Liked by 1 person

        • Will Janoschka says:

          “Pretzel linguistics”
          Is that the phrase replacing ‘politics’? Love it!
          It seems that it is the old rino, warmongering, repugnicans, like McCain, that are the “deep state”; not the easily duped demoncrats! In 2018 Please make sure that no federal or local incumbent “Pretzel linguistics” folk are re-elected! There are thousands of “citizens” that can do no worse than any ‘incumbent’, and likely do much better! These folk do not want re-anything, instead want the true pleasure of tickling grandsprouts tummies, and the greater pleasure of handing that back to ‘mommy’ claiming ‘its wet’! 🙂

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    • This just in: Another Amazon delivery van was set fire near downtown Chicago today, no reports yet concerning the driver’s condition, but apparently it was emptied of its contents before being set on fire. Police described the scene as chaotic as youths were apparently fighting over chips and beverages the thieves dropped while fleeing the scene. Here at the news desk we can’t help but think of the Baltimore incident and are hoping no one was killed.
      Field reporter Shitwilighta Smith is on the scene and news 6 will have video at 10.

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    • Will Janoschka says:

      On March 2nd, 2017, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
      I thought he may become Surgeon. General. HAH, so much better here, DO NO HARM indeed. A true American patriot! We need so many more! MAGA

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  3. Maggie says:

    Great Illustration!

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  4. sandra805 says:

    Funny how all the money from HUD seems to go straight to the gov. hand picked Contractors, they steal all the funds from the contracts and its all legal in the good old USA.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Oldschool says:

    Poor April. Get her some smelling salts and a couch.

    Liked by 8 people

  6. Emily Summer says:

    The Obama administration broke any rule or law they wanted. But let Trump put a comma in the wrong place and all liberal hell breaks loose. It is hard to comprehend just how lawless and traitorous Obama was (and still is). What a disgusting POS

    Liked by 28 people

    • M33 says:

      To quote one of our fellow Treepers:

      “If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.”

      Liked by 12 people

      • paulraven1 says:

        I think Reagan originally said that.

        Liked by 3 people

      • lokiscout says:

        That’s the definition of Progressive: “The Constitution means whatever we interpret it to mean today.” and therefore the laws based on the “interpreted” Constitution. So who do we blame the Executive that run slip-shod over the Constitution and law by executive Order, the Congressional Uniparty who knows there are no standards or the Judiciary who does the “Progressive interpretations” that allow the other two to “progress”? Sounds more like coequal collusion than the separation of power the Founders had in mind.
        A Pox on all their houses. Give me a couple more Neil Gorsuch’s on the court and a fistful of Trump minded Senators and we can fix this mess. Of course about 10 or 15 more states signing on to the Convention of States won’t hurt. Won’t need to hold the Convention if it looks like it could really happen. Last thing Washington wants is the states proposing amendments to the Constitution that will tip over their gravytrain.

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        • pyromancer76 says:

          this is the definition of a marxist.

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        • kp3ace says:

          Forget the Convention of States! Bad, bad, bad, very bad! You’re trying to give me a heart attack.
          Look at our 2nd constitution! Not interested in becoming a slave to our corrupt politicians.

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        • kp3ace says:

          Loki, Forget the Convention of States! Bad, bad, bad, very bad! You’re trying to give me a heart attack.
          Look at our 2nd constitution! Not interested in becoming a slave to our corrupt politicians.
          Please read up on Article V! Or Publius Huldah blog. She has one on Word Press.

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    • screwauger says:

      Being no current fan of ElRushbo, I was in 2007-08 and Rush was a broken record back then that Obama’s election would bring to Washington, the THUG politics of Chicago and The.Most.Corrupt.Administration.Ever.

      And he was right, and no one listened nor cared (by no one of course I refer to those that supported/elected him).

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      • Sylvia Avery says:

        I remember how Rush was vilified after BO was elected because he said he didn’t want BO to succeed. Why would he want him to successfully ruin our country? Only he said it much better than that. Oh, the hue and cry on the left! My leftie friend in Portland peed her pants. Greta had him on her show to ‘splain himself. I thought he made perfect sense, personally.

        So, where are all these people now that President Trump was elected who openly agitate for President Trump NOT to succeed??? My leftie friend in Portland with her pink hat and her postcard campaigns… Gah, they make me ill.

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    • NJF says:

      But, but, but they must resist!

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    • Will Janoschka says:

      “What a disgusting POS” Indeed!
      Please understand It is the repugican ‘deep state’ warmongering RINOs like McCain that are the problem, not the gullible demoncrats like obummer! MAGA!

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  7. M33 says:

    Good job, Ben Carson!!!

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    • Yes it is good to finally here from Ben Carson. He has been awfully quiet over there in the HUD department. This is really big pile of crap that is finally getting flushed!

      Liked by 12 people

      • You are absolutely correct. Unfortunately, ZERO (0) of his deputies/assistants have been approved by the seditious/treasonous Senate thanks to the Demorats. It’s tough to work alone among the Deep State.

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      • carrierh says:

        treeper, just imagine how much garbage Carson had and has to go through because of the lawlessness of this pottage. Now, he is coming forward and I think we will see a whole lot more being either changed or removed. Love our President and his great appointees, and applaud him for using YOU’RE FIRED when he has to.

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    • Ned says:

      Without hesitation, you could trust Dr, Ben Carson with your last penny.
      He is a wonderful Christian and really lives his faith. We had the privilege to meet and dine with him at a pro life dinner. This was the right before he ran as President. He is exactly as you see him. He is the salt of the earth. He did some other things for our daughter that were so thoughtful… I’m to tired to go into it but just allow me to say again he is a wonderful man and the “real deal”.

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  8. magagirl says:

    The only thing O did was corruption and evil, sheeesh!! 😡

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  9. Doug says:

    im glad to see this process put back into place, but can someone tell me how HUD lost all these lawsuits and rulings yet continued to do whatever the hell it wanted?

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    • The Obama Administration. What else is there to say?

      Liked by 9 people

    • M33 says:

      The same way Andrew Jackson told the Supreme Court to try and stop him after they ruled against one of his actions.

      Law exists only when we agree to and do enforce it.. otherwise it is rendered meaningless.

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    • The spineless GOP, or the Uni-Party. No one has been representing the people of America for a long time. Finally, President Trump arrived, and the Uni-Party is fighting him nail and tooth to retain power. You don’t become multi-millionaires on a Representative or Senator’s pay. Pay to play has made many in Congress rich beyond our wildest dreams, but bankrupt when it comes to integrity and morality.

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      • pyromancer76 says:

        Don’t think the GOPe didn’t get their cut. They are not the spineless GOP; this is all agreed to in advance with different aspects getting different perks from stealing from middle class taxpayers.

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    • Uncle Max says:

      Evidently, Federal Judges only deem to sanction Republican administrations. The donks knew they could flaunt the law. They double dared the courts to do something about it.. or Congress.. knowing full well, no one would do squat. Same game the Clintons have been playing since the early nineties. I dare you to arrest me!

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    • mimbler says:

      Un-enforced laws only restrain the law abiding. A perfect example is gun control in Chicago. The law abiding are unarmed, and the criminals kill with impunity. Federal gun control laws are almost never enforced in Chicago.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      The courts pay no attention to enforcing their own rulings regarding HUD.
      Big example: The state of Georgia has been breaking the law regarding
      substandard housing for HUD and tax credit housing for years.

      Georgia has engineered the “need” for affordable housing in a manner that
      it can never be met. How was this done? One of the standards against
      substandard accommodations is “overcrowding”. A case went all the way to
      the U.S. Supreme court regarding this. The Supreme Court ruled that
      1 BEDROOM for two occupants was “sufficient”. Four persons in a two
      bedroom apartment is not considered overcrowded by Supreme Court
      Standards.

      In Georgia, the wording has been changed. The standard is that more
      1.01 persons per ROOM is considered overcrowded. So, literally if
      another person stuck their pinky finger into that room it would be
      considered “substandard and overcrowded”. This is one that Carson
      and HUD needs to look into. Georgia is literally violating the US
      Supreme Court by creative wording. Wording done in a manner that
      the “need” can never be met.

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    • The Judicial department does not have a police force.

      They can hand down rulings after rulings but they can not enforce them.

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    • Ned says:

      No one cared. It was a free for all. No one stopped him. Obama constantly defied rulings by courts. Hansen in Texas stopped some of it but even then green cards were still given out and the GOP and DEMS did NOTHING. Not even a whimper of outrage. Now look at how BOTH parties treat President Trump.

      The recent maneuver by the Senate for a Pro Forma was voted unanimously by the SENATE. That means not one Senator objected. The swamp is in OPEN REBELLION to Trump’s agenda. Christians, pray for President Trump. He needs divine intervention. I have no doubt he is doing his best for us.

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  10. Lunatic Fringe, Phd. [undocumented] says:

    Can we start planting seeds for Dr. Carson to run again for President?

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  11. The Boss says:

    The Doctor is in!

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  12. scottmc37 says:

    Thank you Ben, got to like this guy, havent heard much about him recently, hope he is loving what he is doing…

    Liked by 7 people

    • WSB says:

      I can just imagine some of the conversations he is having in-house with some of the snowflakes. Ben Carson’s happy warrior stance is probably a one person wrecking force reeducation camp!

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  13. Question Everything says:

    I was a Carson guy up until Trump hit McCain and right at that moment I said “This! This right here is what will be needed to fight the corruption!”. I still had a bit of a trust issue with Trump and in 2012 I had called him a clown and a side show, but when Trump did what he did for Dr. Carson during the debates while all the other monkeys in suits ran past him I started to trust trump. However when Dr Carson came out in support of Trump and started to help him I knew that I could trust Trump and I have ever since.
    Ben Carson is probably the smartest and most honorable man who ran and I bet Trump would agree.

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    • Kathy says:

      Agree 100%, QE … That treatment of the honorable and pure-hearted Dr. Carson served as a window into the soul of our President. May God continue to bless them both!

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  14. ctTrumpster says:

    God Bless and MAGA Dr. Carson. He is Mr. Trump’s mini-me…with no offense intended on either side!

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  15. Question Everything says:

    I was a Carson guy up until Trump hit McCain and right at that moment I said “This! This right here is what will be needed to fight the corruption!”. I still had a bit of a trust issue with Trump and in 2012 I called him a clown and a side show, but when Trump did what he did for Dr. Carson during the debates while all the other suit monkeys ran past him I started to trust trump. However when Dr Carson came out in support of Trump and started to help him I knew that I could trust Trump and I have ever since.
    Ben Carson is probably the smartest and most honorable man who ran and I bet Trump would agree.

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    • Question Everything says:

      Sorry for the repost. But hey if you like what I said enjoy it a second time…lol

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    • Ned says:

      I was with Trump since day one. He was different and I sensed he meant what he said. He didn’t need the money and wasn’t looking for a political career. I looked at Cruz but my intuition told me he was phony. He talked down to people. What he did to Dr, Carson was truly LOW. Then you had Trump wining the states and Ted would go in to buy and bribe the delegates. I couldn’t disagree more with Rush that this was “winning”. I called it old fashioned underhanded sleaze.

      I am so thankful we have him as our President. I don’t want to think what Hillary would be doing to us if she had won.

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  16. Garrison Hall says:

    Section 8 housing was intended to give members of the underclass the opportunity to live in middle-class neighborhoods. The premise for giving poor people rent money was that, by living in better neighborhood, they would throw-off dysfunctional values and begin to embrace middle-class values.
    But “moving to a better neighborhood” turns out to be a two-way street because the poor people brought their underclass values with them and most continued on live the dysfunctional lifestyles that were familiar with—only now they were doing it in middle-class neighborhood. Not surprisingly, crime skyrocketed in Section 8 neighborhoods; drugs proliferated, gangs moved to formally gane-free schools, and in a very short time the formally attractive middle-class neighborhoods were rapidly on their way to becoming slums.

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    • Folks paying the full price of rent were not happy that the neighbor was paying nothing or at most pennies on the dollar. When I was younger, I was working two jobs to pay rent and overheard someone in the laundry room who was new, how great the place was but she had to pay 17.00 because section 8 didn’t cover something. I didn’t even listen beyond section 8. I was beyond angry.

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      • coltlending says:

        Chicago. 60611.

        Rents in that Zip code are in the upper tier.

        I read an article in thecChicago Sun-Times about how the government has been subsidizing people who could not otherwise afford to live in 60621 with “vouchers” that pay most of the cost to rent.

        The tenant finds a unit (in a number of buildings the article teported it’s usually the same landloard with multiple units) and the government foots most of the bill, paying the difference to the landlord.

        Usually, the tenants are trouble. In a couple of cases in one building tenants were launched out of the building due to partying or subletting the sibsidized unit.

        This particular landlord renting to these Section 8 and getting more then market value from the government for the units they rent?

        This landlord has scores of apartments around the city and is alledgedly behind thousands of dollars, sometimes tens of thousands of dollars on assessment payments.

        Why in the hell is the government paying rent subsidies to a landlord that is allegedly chronically behind on paying assessments.

        It’s easy enough for the Sec. 8 program people to find out if they’re behind on assesments if the damn government would put in place a mechanism to monitor it. I mean, they love monitoring stuff and paperwork, right?

        Talk about government enabling.

        It’s disgusting.

        Paging Dr. Ben Carson. Call me. I can save the government at least one million with one lead.

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    • mimbler says:

      And previously tolerant people developed negative views of minorities. A lot of these actions are deliberate race baiting moves to keep the balkanization of America progressing,

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    • allhail2 says:

      Garrison, you are 1000% correct. I was in local govt for many moons. Section 8 is a train wreck. Every time I spoke out against it, out came the name calling. I didn’t care, it had to be said. My position was/is: I work 12-14 hrs a day, sometimes overnight, to be able to afford where I live. It is beyond ridiculous to give people with no skin in the game a free ride to live where I have to bust my ass to live, only to find out that “oh by the way, cousin Jermaine from Atlanta moved in next door to get a fresh start” which is code for he is wanted by GSP for some felony charge. I always ended my rants by saying, “Affirdable housing is defined as where you can afford to live, not where you think you deserve to live.”

      Crickets, blank stares, everyone puts their 10 ft poles away. No one ever dared to challenge that statement (amongst others). I wasn’t ever very PC. PC is nothing but weak, beta drivel.

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  17. Joe S says:

    Wow, it would probably be a good idea to look into kickbacks from those preferred HUD “recipients.”

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  18. alliwantissometruth says:

    Section 8 is just another scam, like all government “feel good” initiatives. I know, I’ve dealt with the program for years

    People who made way above the supposed limit still got the grants, because of inane rules that govern what’s considered total income. Half the people on it don’t actually need it, they just take it because the incompetent government hands it to them

    The people who oversee & make the decisions on who gets the money are very angry activist types who don’t give a damn about taxpayers money

    Also, they make the landlords put the apartments into perfect shape. I mean doing the most ridiculous things like caulking around the space between a ceiling fan & the ceiling. Everything has to be perfect

    Then, when the scumbags that rented finally move out, usually by eviction, the apartment is absolutely trashed, completely destroyed

    Does Section 8 inspect how they left the last apartment? Nope. They just turn around & give the people who destroyed the last apartment a new lease for another apartment

    Almost all Section 8 housing is gang infested & they destroy neighborhoods. They say they monitor who’s living in those apartments, but it’s total bulls***. They do absolutely nothing about the gang & criminal element that always is a big part of it

    It’s a perfect example of how our government “works”. A huge waste of money, totally irresponsible, no oversight & a total failure, with utter disregard for the taxpayers money

    Remember, Obama had an initiative to put Section 8 housing in every solid, low crime & peaceful neighborhood in America. It was his way to flip the bird to the law abiding, & to try to flip strong Republican area’s

    I hope that’s been stopped now

    I’m all for temporary assistance for people who really need it, but once again, like everything they do, the government turned it into an out of control money pit for votes, identity politics & a scheme to destroy stable area’s

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  19. Pam says:

    Thank you Dr. Carson for cleaning house at HUD. It needed to be done a long time ago!

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  20. getfitnow says:

    Like his boss, POTUS, he’s doing yeoman’s work with little support.

    FTA – Carson noted he was currently “the only Senate-confirmed person in the HUD building.”
    “I fantasize about the whole concept of having some assistant secretaries and a deputy secretary,” he said wistfully. “I’m sure they’ll come someday. In the meantime, we’re not letting that stop us. We’ll continue to focus on what needs to be done to eliminate homelessness and to put people on the pathway to success in life.”
    http://www.breitbart.com/radio/2017/07/18/carson-dem-nominee-blocking-fantasize-assistant-secretaries-deputy-secretaries-one-day/

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  21. jbrickley says:

    I would love to be the fly on the wall as Dr Ben Carson attends these meetings to learn the inner workings of HUD. His response must no doubt be a daily WTF (What The Fudge)? Are you kidding me? Well, we will see about that! More likely he is quiet and composed and collects all the data and makes an informed decision. I just hope he’s firing people on a regular basis. Most will jump ship as their fiefdoms and pet projects are defunded and demolished.

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  22. Luv You Ben!

    “Let me put it this way,” the secretary of housing and urban development told the Washington Examiner. “I’m glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done.”

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  23. Sandra-VA says:

    There is a Section 8 apartment complex in Henrico that is CONSTANTLY on the local news for the disgusting and horrific living conditions. Broken toilets, raw sewage bubbling up in bath tubs, roach infestations, black mold, collapsed ceilings, rotten outside staircases… so many bad things. Channel 12 On your Side has been trying to get the “landlords” to make the repairs for years… the landlord is some kind of group. They do NOTHING. Just recently, they submitted for a rent increase of $1m from HUD for this same complex that should be condemned. They won’t use that money to repair the place though…

    All this is is a cash cow for groups to enrich themselves, while the needy live in squalor. Absolutely shameful.

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    • lokiscout says:

      I wonder how many of those “needy” try to do a little of that cleanup themselves. The conditions you describe isn’t normal “wear and tear” nor did it just suddenly happen. Something about working for things you want even if it’s a better apartment in a better neighborhood makes one respect and care for it after they get it. But then I keep forgetting “Respect” and Courtesy” have been stricken from the modern lexicon and replaced with “Not my Fault” and “Sue-em”.

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    • joanfoster says:

      Ask first who created the squalor. You can put some people in the Trump Tower and within a year it would be a sh*thouse. Some people appreciate nothing, take care of nothing and are basically living, breathing slobs.

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  24. Summer says:

    I was wondering what Carson was doing. The last time we heard from him was months ago when he found a few billions missing in Obozo HUD.

    I am totally against Section 8 housing, bidding or not. I hope there is more to the “rebuild inner cities” plan than Section 8. By the way, are they still distributing Obamaphones?

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  25. trapper says:

    There goes Valjar’s gravy train. Look it up. Oh, and if you wonder why honest cab drivers are being driven out of business by Uber and Lyft, just look who Uber and Lyft investors and board members are. SING IT:

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  26. Katie says:

    Go, go, Dr. Carson! A man truly born to nothing and worked his a** off for everything. I was completely prepared to vote for Dr. Carson… until Trump happened. One of my favorite moments was during one of the debates, Caron hadn’t heard his name and stood there and all of the other candidates walked past him, but Trump waited with him at his side. Dr. Carson has always had Trump’s respect. He’s just too quiet to be President.

    In his first week at HUD, didn’t he find out that the department had “lost” millions of dollars?

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  27. LKA in LA says:

    Am I the only one who has never heard of these lawsuits against HUD? Media never reported on this nonsense in my region. Amazing how such a feeding frenzy on tax dollars, through HUD, goes unreported. The media is pure evil.

    Liked by 7 people

  28. ALEX says:

    Excellent…These are the things happening all the time that really add up and make our votes and hard work that much more rewarding…

    Liked by 5 people

  29. pyromancer76 says:

    Congratulations to HUD Secretary Ben Carson. One of the good guys doing America’s work. Clean out the criminals, the crony corporate deals, and anyone living on the government’s teat. Let all Americans get (back) to work.

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  30. christina says:

    sanctuary cities no different then dems begging mexico/soros to rig
    elections by concensus to keep one sided open borders abuse of usa
    social benefits while illegals suppress existing citizen votes to import
    more and abuse amnesty. all at average citizen expense. politicians
    bribe each other with more pension increase is why costs in California
    increase. evil people that loves resettlement makes money off crisis.
    democrat party/globalist republican have been crippling usa. they oppose
    trump in favor of foreign interest or abusers of subsides. planet
    parent hood abuse fed money too, they used over 700k in elections like
    lobbyist

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  31. Matt says:

    Is there any way this policy can be applied to all branches of the bloated bureaucracy in the federal government? Let’s clone Dr Carson and make him a “Tsar” in charge of all departments of monetary distribution!

    Liked by 1 person

    • nimrodman says:

      That’ll come in years 5,6,7,&8 of Trump’s presidency.

      You know – “after re-election he’ll have more flexibility”

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  32. McGuffin says:

    I got excited…thought Section 8 was ENDED.

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  33. Michael says:

    I knew a guy who had a section 8 “farm”.
    He knew the exact dimensions of all the copper plumbing lines. Whenever a unit became empty and usually trashed, the local agent wrote him a check and he already had everything pre-cut ready to go back in. I found that funny and unfunny at the same time.

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  34. mark lynn says:

    “Section Eight Housing ” is code for crime .If you don’t believe that ,just try living around it !

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  35. Sedanka says:

    Will (can?) Carson stop Obama’s “suburb killer” order where every town in America has to accept X amount of poverty housing to destroy safety and property values everywhere?

    Liked by 5 people

    • joanfoster says:

      He won’t, but he can.

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      • Sedanka says:

        Seriously? He won’t?

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        • The Recent Republican says:

          The AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule) should have been abolished during the first few months that Ben Carson was in. But it hasn’t been. And like Joan, I have this sinking feeling that the “suburb killer” is not going anywhere. Just look at how much movement the two proposed bills in the House (mentioned below by nimrodman) have made towards reaching the floor — in other words, they are stuck in committee hell because the Republicans, just like their “friends across the aisle,” also want your nice neighborhoods flooded with Section 8 housing. And once it starts where you live, your town or suburb is finished. Even worse, there are going to be no places left to move as this “program” goes nationwide.

          Once again, leftists like Obama control the chess board and win the house every time.

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          • Sedanka says:

            They control everything because “our” party is ridiculously overloaded with donor-owned frauds and spineless wimps.

            How to get Carson or Trump to stop this?

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    • nimrodman says:

      “Obama’s suburb killer”

      It’s the AFFH, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. Which suggests to me it’s an Administrative rule that can simply be revoked or modified administratively by HUD Secretary in collaboration or under direction from PresTrump.

      Additionally, there are 2 bills proposed to abolish it, one in House and one in Senate. This article contains the bill numbers for those adept at looking those kinds of things, maybe give us a status update?

      https://www.citylab.com/equity/2017/02/fair-housing-faces-an-uncertain-fate/515133/

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  36. Donna in Oregon says:

    Just read the rules on HUD. If you have a Green Card you can get housing assistance. Now why in the world are we doing that? No wonder so many Green Card applications are made. Free housing.

    Secondly, I find it strange that if the HUD applicant didn’t have a Social Security # before age 62, they don’t have to have one after age 62. What? How many immigrant parents are on that one? Geez, what a set-up, eh?

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Donna:
      The reason for that is so that they have a perpetual renewal source for
      low income residents. Justifies the building. Justifies the refinancing.
      Justifies the tax credits for their buddies that own the slums .Justifies
      the kickbacks to the politicians that sign off on brokering the deals.

      Section 8 is actually a small part of the “affordable housing” scam.
      92% of the “affordable housing” units created since the late 80s
      are due to Low Income Housing Tax Credits. ( This if from HUD’s
      own literature)

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  37. NJF says:

    Carson is doing a great job thus far. #MAGA.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. HUD was also forcing communities to open Section 8 housing, even in communities that did not want it. I want to know if that is continuing.

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  39. 6x47 says:

    Just a little checking will reveal that the “organizations” favored by the Obama Administration are in fact the groups formerly known as ACORN, which changed their names (but kept the same offices and management) with great fanfare after their corruption was exposed early in the Obama Administration and they were “de-funded” with great fanfare.

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  40. Delilah says:

    Even though the press does not cover Carson, I personally have been involved and know that he’s been very busy, especially fighting the corrupt Chicago machine surrounding the poor/disenfranchised areas.

    You just THOUGHT the swamp was deep in DC? They ain’t got nothing on Chicago. Poor Dr. Carson. I do not envy his having to navigate that minefield.

    The only way to really find out what all Dr. Carson is doing is by looking at all the complaining going on in the Chicago news. They refuse to print it nationally because they don’t want Dr. Carson to get any credit for cleaning it all up.

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