Friday, October 22, 2021

Uncle Ben Carson to Make Poor Folks Pay Higher (Public Housing) Rent and Get A Job!

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*Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has unveiled a plan that would triple the rent for Americans who receive housing assistance, as well as impose work requirements for the program.

As reported by The Hill:

Carson’s plan, proposed in the form of congressional legislation, would raise from 30 percent to 35 percent the amount of their income that Americans on housing assistance pay toward their housing. It would also require that the money be made by at least 15 hours of work at the federal minimum wage level.

That plan would cause rent payments for low-income families to rise from about an amount not exceeding $50 per month to $150 per monthThe Washington Post reported.”

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“The system we currently use to calculate a family’s rental assistance is broken and holds back the very people we’re supposed to be helping,” Carson said in a statement.

“HUD-assisted households are now required to surrender a long list of personal information, and any new income they earn is ‘taxed’ every year in the form of a rent increase. Today, we begin a necessary conversation about how we can provide meaningful, dignified assistance to those we serve without hurting them at the same time.”

A release from HUD emphasized that the increases will not apply to households “comprised of elderly persons or persons with disabilities.”

According to The Hill report, “Carson is expected to further detail his plan during a press call later Wednesday ahead of a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing on rent reform.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in March that Carson was looking for more “responsible” spending options going forward as HUD secretary.

“The order you referenced was canceled; they are looking for another option that is much more responsible with taxpayer dollars,” she said during her press briefing.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Why are you referring to him as Uncle Ben. Ben Carson is no Uncle Tom. I hate to say this but Black people been using the term Uncle Tom wrong,lets do a ,as they say, fact check.

    Uncle Tom is a Christian figure and hero portrayed in the book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.” Uncle Tom is ultimately martyred; being beaten to death by a cruel master, simply because Tom has a sacrificial heart for others and refuses to betray the location of two Black women who have escaped from slavery.

    “Tom is ordered by Simon Legree, the immoral slave owner, to flog a female slave. Tom refuses. Legree strikes him repeatedly with a cowhide lash. Again, he tells Tom to beat the woman. Tom, with a soft voice, says,

    The poor crittur’s sick and feeble; ‘twould be downright cruel, and it’s what I never would do, nor begin to. Mas’r, if you mean to kill me, kill me; but, as to my raising my hand agin anyone here, I never shall, — I’ll die first’” (Page 439, from “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Harriet Beecher Stowe).

    I would assume, the majority of people representing the Black race, who call members of their same race “Uncle Toms,” have never read the book nor have they acted heroically to save other lives from harm. They would learn fine quality traits from his humble man of God represented in fictional character form, who is willing to sacrifice his own life to protect others.

    • If you do for a fact assume Nyla, that the majority of people representing the Black race, who call members of their same race “Uncle Toms,” have never read the book, your assumption is entirely correct. We will get into lock step with a monkey see, monkey do, blind leading the blind sheep mentality and step right off the edge of the cliff, just so we fit in. I see it every day and it’s sad. I’ve been called an Uncle Tom a time or two and I just say thank you.

  2. It is incredibly strange many Blacks call people names using a fictitious character who assisted in freeing the black race. The book is considered the main weapon implemented in erasing slavery, and Uncle Tom is the hero.

    Theatrical productions of Uncle Tom’s Cabin played throughout the nadir (post Civil War and Reconstruction); but since the novel’s indictment of slavery was no longer congenial to an increasingly white society, rewrites changed Uncle Tom from a martyr who gave his life to protect the people into a sentimental dope who was loyal to kindly masters. In the black community, Uncle Tom eventually came to mean an African American who sells out his people’s interests and still does today. In my opinion the phrase “uncle tom” should not be used today by black people because it degrades the status of a man who wasn’t in fact a sell out but a hero who’s name should be used with reverence not disgrace.
    Uncle tom, a martyr who should be admired til the end of time.

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