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New HUD Secretary Ben Carson Has No Idea What He’s Doing

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Despite running for president, Ben Carson didn’t think he was qualified to run a specific government agency. Now he’s changed his mind. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.

"Big-city mayors and housing experts are nervous about the idea of a billionaire real estate developer in the White House. Now President-elect Donald J. Trump has picked Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon with no housing experience, as his nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development — and high anxiety has set in.

As The Times’s Mid-Atlantic bureau chief, I have spent a lot of time in Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia, which are all run by Democrats. In those cities, and many others across the country, housing concerns are deeply intertwined with other poverty-related issues, including racial tensions with the police.

To explore how a Trump-Carson housing agenda might play out, I reached out to two Philadelphia mayors — Jim Kenney, the incumbent, and Michael Nutter, his predecessor — and two housing experts, one in Philadelphia and one here in Washington. Here are some of their thoughts:

First, a primer: What does HUD do, anyway?

Broadly speaking, HUD devotes itself to ensuring that families of low-income and modest means have access to safe homes and neighborhoods.

It runs the Federal Housing Administration, which helps people get home loans. It distributes money through the Community Development Block Grant program, a flexible source of funding used by cities for redevelopment and for rebuilding communities after natural disasters like floods and hurricanes.”*

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33 comments

  1. Posted by HUGDABLOCKTV, at Reply

    He can handle it….it ain’t brain surgery!

    • Posted by MartianBlues, at Reply

      Colin Silver
      Lol right?!
      If it isn’t brain surgery, this fool need not be anywhere near it.

    • Posted by MetrazolElectricity, at Reply

      it’s a gravy train for ole Ben, he keeps his mouth shut, he stays in office
      and collects the paychecks. He can eat KFC all day and sleep on his office
      floor for all we care.

    • Posted by Lee Hammer, at Reply

      Martian Blues: Ben Carson has probably spent more time in education than
      most of the DNC combined. You don’t go to university to learn the position
      he is taking, like ALL jobs, you learn you’re role and adapt to the
      position. That’s what the transition period is there for, so you’re team
      can get up to speed on what they’re doing. He’ll also have his team there
      for advice, as no position in politics is a one man band…

    • Posted by LilMerk205, at Reply

      +MetrazolElectricity #Ole Ben lmfao

  2. Posted by cokerockstop2, at Reply

    waiting for all the trolls to come out and say something not relevant to
    this video.

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    • Posted by Mayzee Jonzee, at Reply

      That ddn’t take long.

  3. Posted by Emigdiosback, at Reply

    what does a secretary of housing and urban development even do?

    • Posted by Emigdiosback, at Reply

      +Naqeeb Ali pretty much nothing severely important. just regulate city
      planning, which is already done by the corrupt local and state officials
      and their illegal rackets known as construction worker unions.

      hire non-unionized contractors!

    • Posted by meeg_2005, at Reply

      they regulate a lot of landlord tenant issues, run the federal housing
      projects, provide for affordable housing through subsidies in largely urban
      areas and throw money around to local governments. they also protect
      minority and disabled tenants from discrimination

    • Posted by Emigdiosback, at Reply

      +Exile20 what are you, stupid?

    • Posted by zervan zervan, at Reply

      They do mostly housing and urban development.

  4. Posted by Cassandra Marie, at Reply

    So…. not Health and Human Services? yikes

  5. Posted by Tal Moore, at Reply

    To paraphrase Gloria Steinam, a woman needs a man like a fish out of water
    needs a cabinet position.

    • Posted by cobraglatiator, at Reply

      what if that particular position in the cabinet is filled with water?

  6. Posted by Bad Hombre, at Reply

    Why not surgeon general? That actually makes sense. You’d think Trump’s
    experience in real estate would lead him to nominate someone more qualified
    for this position.

    • Posted by Michael P, at Reply

      Bad Hombre why on earth would you be thinking logically about this?

  7. Posted by Burning Both Ends, at Reply

    America will be made a Christian nation soon. X(

  8. Posted by Kasangi i, at Reply

    Everytime I’m out, they keep pullin me back in

  9. Posted by ll2nycell, at Reply

    he’s handing out participation positions

  10. Posted by gsts(3), at Reply

    This is racist

  11. Posted by Ozark Ed, at Reply

    So Dr. Carson is not qualified to be in a government, of the people, by the
    people, and for the people? The absolute dumbest man in DC has been 1
    heartbeat away from the presidency the last 8 years but he’s a white
    liberal so he must be qualified.

  12. Posted by David Heffron, at Reply

    I know it’s easy to laugh at this ridiculous idea but it’s not funny any
    more.

  13. Posted by Dustin, at Reply

    TYT = racists. You say he is not qualified because he is black. Racist,
    bigots ! LOL, could not help it to play the libtard card and make fun of
    their ridiculous double standards :)

    • Posted by gatesbrown26, at Reply

      The Young Turks hate Carson because they are racist against black people.

    • Posted by Dustin, at Reply

      +Tainted Messiah Hmmm…. it’s curious that you liberal nutters weren’t
      bitching about his “experience” when he was running for president.

  14. Posted by José Guzman, at Reply

    the only position he’s qualified for is Surgeon General. Carson a bad
    politician, but he’s not a bad surgeon.

  15. Posted by Vladimir Putin, at Reply

    Tyt has always said that critcizing black people is racist. Welp i guess
    this video represents nope

  16. Posted by Marcus NL, at Reply

    Yet another step closer to a banana republic

  17. Posted by jewel south, at Reply

    Another coon bites the dust

  18. Posted by Joe Katama, at Reply

    At least he’s at HUD and not somewhere important

  19. Posted by Gallardo 5Million, at Reply

    How can a neurosurgeon be so smart but be so Dumb?