Monday, December 5, 2016

DONE Trump Nominates Ben Carson for HUD

Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning.

“I am honored to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration,” Carson was quoted as saying in the statement released today. “I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need. We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.”

Trump could have done worse. At HUD from a realeconomik perspective the focus should be on nothing other than unwinding all the damn obstructionist and politically correct regulations that suffocate the housing sector. He will be measured by how much unwinding he does.

That said, I am also glad that he will be part of Cabinet meetings---a potential voice of sanity in a room of nutjobs.
At a March 2014 event in New York, a reporter for Breitbart News asked Carson: "I've been told that [you] said we're living in a 'Gestapo age'. What do you mean by that?"
“I mean very much like Nazi Germany — and I know you’re not supposed to talk about Nazi Germany, but I don’t care about political correctness — you know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate a population,” Carson said. “We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe, and it's because of the PC police, it's because of politicians, because of news — all of these things are combining to stifle people's conversation.”
Most impressive, he appeared to change his view on minimum wages once it was explained to him by an economist how horrific they are.


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