Tag Archives: Ben Carson


HUD Chief Carson Proposes Raises Rents on 4.5 Million Low-Income Households

4.5 million

UD Secretary Ben Carson “will propose to increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent as well as require those receiving housing subsidies to work,” according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by the Washington Post. “The move to overhaul how low-income rental subsidies are calculated would affect more than 4.5 million families relying on federal housing assistance.”


Carson Spent $31k on Dining Set for His HUD Office


“Department of Housing and Urban Development officials spent $31,000 on a new dining room set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office in late 2017 — just as the White House circulated its plans to slash HUD’s programs for the homeless, elderly and poor,” the New York Times reports.


HUD Sec Carson Thinks Poverty Is a ‘State of Mind’

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind.”

— HUD Secretary Ben Carson, quoted by the Washington Post.

Poetic Justice

From Slave to Immigrants

Ben Carson’s at it again, rewriting black history.
But was this a case of stupidity or sophistry?
He tried to inspire folks at HUD,
But his comments fell flat — with a thud.
And how he transformed slaves into immigrants remains a mystery.


Carson: Slaves Were Immigrants, Too

That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.

— Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, referring to slaves as “immigrants” dreaming of a better life in a talk with department employees, The Hill reports.


Carson to Endorse Trump

There’s the Donald Trump that you see on television and who gets out in front of big audiences, and there’s the Donald Trump behind the scenes. They’re not the same person. One’s very much an entertainer, and one is actually a thinking individual.

— Ben Carson, on his intention to endorse Donald Trump Friday morning, the New York Times reports.


Ben Carson Raised More than His Opponents and Blew It on Consultants

$58 million

Amount Ben Carson’s failed presidential campaign raised — more than any other GOP contender. “But Carson’s campaign burned through much more of that money on fundraising and consultants than on mass media advertising, on-the-ground employees and other things that could have swayed voters. … Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won,” the AP reports.


Carson Favors ‘Truth Serum’ Over Waterboarding

I believe there are a number of ways to extract information. An average person might understand it as ‘truth serum’ — there are ways where you decrease a person’s conscious defenses, and they might be much more willing to give up information.

— Ben Carson, telling CNN he would use “medical ways” to put terrorists in a “less-than-conscious state” if he became president.


Carson Raises $2 Million for Not Doing Much

$2 million

Amount Ben Carson Inc. has raised since the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, “a startling windfall for a campaign that finished a distant-fourth in Iowa and dead last among eight active contenders in New Hampshire,” Politico reports.


Trump’s Lead Falling Nationwide

9 points

Percentage Donald Trump is down since the last survey while Marco Rubio is up 8 points and Ted Cruz is up 3 points, according to a new Public Policy Polling national survey. Trump still leads the GOP presidential field with 25%, followed by Cruz and Rubio, both at 21% and Ben Carson at 11%.