Ben Carson Wants To Triple Poor People’s Rent, Carson Wasted $31K Of Taxpayer Money On Dining Room Set: Report

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson reportedly wants to triple the rents of poor people who receive government aid for housing, and add work requirements for low-income Americans who receive these subsidies. 

Carson was recently busted by the media for buying a $31,000 dining set for his HUD office and then lying about who was responsible.

The Washington Post reports how Carson’s proposal would hurt the poor:

Currently, tenants generally pay 30 percent of their adjusted income toward rent or a public housing agency minimum rent not to exceed $50. 

The administration’s legislative proposal sets the family monthly rent contribution at 35 percent of gross income or 35 percent of their earnings by working 15 hours a week at the federal minimum wage — or approximately $150 a month, three times higher than the current minimum…

[HUD may also eliminate] deductions that could be considered when determining a tenant’s rent, eliminating deductions for medical and childcare costs.

(Source: The Washington Post, Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)



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