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Dr. Ben Carson Joins Donald Trump Administration as HUD Secretary

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posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 01:06 AM
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a reply to: windword

I look forward to Dr Carson's confirmation.




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 06:02 AM
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a reply to: Xcathdra

Why? What are you hoping that Carson accomplishes with his fresh, naive approach? What will happen to the housing market when Frank/Dodd is repealed and the banksters are allowed to speculate on junk loans and low income homeowners, once again find themselves "upside down"?

Geez, with the Republican neocons Trump has appointed and Paul Ryan's free for all with Social Security and Medicare, I see more and more seniors falling for "Reverse Mortgages" to get by, while the banks gobble up more of our grandchildren's inheritance.

Seems to me, this swamp that Trump notes is being stocked as we speak, and poor little baby boy Ben Carson is being used as alligator chum!


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posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: windword
a reply to: Xcathdra

Why? What are you hoping that Carson accomplishes with his fresh, naive approach? What will happen to the housing market when Frank/Dodd is repealed and the banksters are allowed to speculate on junk loans and low income homeowners, once again find themselves "upside down"?

Geez, with the Republican neocons Trump has appointed and Paul Ryan's free for all with Social Security and Medicare, I see more and more seniors falling for "Reverse Mortgages" to get by, while the banks gobble up more of our grandchildren's inheritance.

Seems to me, this swamp that Trump notes is being stocked as we speak, and poor little baby boy Ben Carson is being used as alligator chum!



I can't emphasise enough how much I am enjoying your contribution to this thread. Thanks




posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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So let me see if I have your position correct.

You are upset because Trump has appointed people from inside the beltway while at the same time you are upset he has appointed people from outside the beltway.

Why not wait and see how these appointees work out before gathering the torches and pikes?



posted on Dec, 10 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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Why not wait and see how these appointees work out before gathering the torches and pikes?


Why wait when we can take Trump at his word? I know, crazy huh, to believe that Trump and his administration will do what they say they will do!

Trump Team Promises To 'Dismantle' Dodd-Frank Bank Regulations

We already know that Ben Carson thinks that Government is the problem.


But he has no government experience and never managed anything close to the size of HUD, an agency that has a $47 billion budget and helps 5 million low-income families.

What's more is that he seems convinced that government is the problem and largely incapable of helping the already-vulnerable without hurting them even more.
"These government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality create consequences that often make matters worse,"
he wrote in an op-ed in June 2015.
"There are reasonable ways to use housing policy to enhance the opportunities available to lower-income citizens, but based on the history of failed socialist experiments in this country, entrusting the government to get it right can prove downright dangerous."
www.cnn.com...


Seems Ben Carson and the Trump administration and more interested in dismantling social and government programs, banking regulations and safety nets, than than they are in overseeing and building, within the scope of their mandate.



posted on Jan, 12 2017 @ 01:58 PM
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Ben Carson was superb in his HUD Sec nomination hearing today. It was so refreshing to hear someone talk about the real challenges related to people. There seemed to be a lot of Senators on the committee, from both parties, very eager to work with him on the ideas he was putting forward.

Way to go, Dr Carson.



posted on Mar, 3 2017 @ 10:11 AM
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Congratulations to Dr Carson.
He has been confirmed as HUD Secretary in a 58-41 floor vote.... Democrats lose again.
I wonder how long before they claim he is a Russian spy too?

www.nytimes.com...


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posted on Mar, 21 2017 @ 12:36 PM
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1)Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, 1951. His mother, though under-educated herself, pushed her sons to read and believe in themselves. Carson went from being a poor student to receiving academic honors and eventually attending medical school. As a doctor, he became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and earned fame for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins. He retired from medicine in 2013, and two years later he entered politics, making a bid to become the Republican candidate for U.S. president. After struggling in the primary elections, Carson dropped out of the race in March 2016, and then became a vocal supporter of Republican nominee and former rival Donald Trump. After Trump was elected president, he nominated Carson to become the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
2) Benjamin Solomon Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, on September 18, 1951, the second son of Sonya and Robert Solomon Carson. His mother was raised in Tennessee in a very large family and dropped out of school in the third grade. With limited prospects in life, she married Baptist minister and factory worker Robert Carson when she was 13. The couple moved to Detroit and had two children. But Sonya eventually discovered her husband was a bigamist and had another secret family. After the couple divorced, Robert moved in with his other family, leaving Sonya and her children financially devastated.

3) Ben was 8 and Curtis, his brother, was 10 when Sonya began to raise them as a single mother, reportedly moving to Boston to live with her sister for a time and eventually returning to Detroit. The family was very poor and to make ends meet Sonya sometimes toiled at two or three jobs simultaneously in order to provide for her boys. Most of the jobs she had was as a domestic worker.As Carson later detailed in his autobiography, his mother was frugal with the family's finances, cleaning and patching clothes from the Goodwill in order to dress the boys. The family would also go to local farmers and offer to pick vegetables in exchange for a portion of the yield.
4) Sonya would then can the produce for the her childrens' meals. Her actions, and the way she managed the family, proved to be a tremendous influence on Ben and Curtis.Sonya also taught her boys that anything was possible. By his recollection many years later, Carson had thoughts of a career in medicine. For medical care, his family would have to wait for hours to be seen by one of the interns at hospitals in Boston or Detroit. Carson observed the hospital as doctors and nurses went about their routines, dreaming that one day they would be calling for a "Dr. Carson."

5) Both Carson and his brother experienced difficulty in school. Ben fell to the bottom of his class and became the object of ridicule by his classmates. Determined to turn her sons around, Sonya limited their TV time to a few select programs and refused to let them go outside to play until they had finished their homework.She required them to read two library books a week and give her written reports, even though with her poor education, she could barely read them. At first, Ben resented the strict regimen, but after several weeks, he began to find enjoyment in reading, discovering he could go anyplace, be anybody and do anything between the covers of a book.Ben began to learn how to use his imagination and found it more enjoyable than watching television. This attraction to reading soon led to a strong desire to learn more. Carson read literature about all types of subjects, seeing himself as the central character of what he was reading, even if it was a technical book or an encyclopedia.

6) Carson would later say that he began to view his prospects differently, that he could become the scientist or physician he had dreamed about, and thus, he cultivated an academic focus. A fifth grade science teacher was one of the first to encourage Carson's interests in lab work after he was the only student able to identify an obsidian rock sample brought to school. Within a year, Carson was amazing his teachers and classmates with his academic improvement. He was able to recall facts and examples from his books at home and relate them to what he was learning in school.Still, there were challenges. After Carson received a certificate of achievement in the eighth grade for being at the top of his class, a teacher openly berated his fellow white students for letting a black boy get ahead of them academically.

7) Despite his academic successes, Carson had a raging temper that translated into violent behavior as a child. In his autobiography, he stated that he once tried to hit his mother with a hammer because she disagreed with his choice of clothes. (His mother had in fact said in a 1988 Detroit Free Press article that she was the one wielding the hammer, with her other son Curtis intervening in the argument.) At another time, he claimed to have inflicted a head injury on a classmate in a dispute at his locker. In a final incident, Ben said he nearly stabbed a friend after arguing over a choice of radio stations. According to Carson, the only thing that prevented a tragic event was the knife blade allegedly broke on the friend's belt buckle. Not knowing the extent of his friend's injury, Carson ran home and locked himself in the bathroom with a Bible. Terrified by his own actions, he started praying, asking God to help him find a way to deal with his temper, finding salvation in the Book of Proverbs. Carson began to realize that much of his anger stemmed from constantly putting himself in the center of events happening around him.


8) Carson graduated with honors from Southwestern, having also become a senior commander in the school's ROTC program. He earned a full scholarship to Yale, receiving a B.A. degree in psychology in 1973. Carson enrolled in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan, choosing to become a neurosurgeon. In 1975, he married Lacena "Candy" Rustin, whom he met at Yale. Carson earned his medical degree, and the young couple moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where he became an intern at Johns Hopkins University in 1977. His excellent eye-hand coordination and three-dimensional reasoning skills made him a superior surgeon early on. By 1982, he was chief resident in neurosurgery at Hopkins.In 1983, Carson received an important invitation. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, Australia, needed a neurosurgeon and invited Carson to take the position. Resistant at first to move so far away from home, he eventually accepted the offer. It proved to be an important one. Australia at the time was lacking doctors with highly sophisticated training in neurosurgery. Carson gained several years worth of experience in the year he was at Gairdner Hospital and honed his skills tremendously.




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