B. CARSON ON HOUSING AMERICA’S POOR: GIVE THEM THE BARE ESSENTIALS SO THEY DON’T GET TOO COMFORTABLE

On the Ohio leg of his listening tour, Ben Carson revealed his take on compassion toward America’s poor: give them the bare bones essentials so they don’t get too comfortable.

As the New York Times reports, Carson opined low-income Americans cannot be given “a comfortable setting that would make somebody want to say: ‘I’ll just stay here. They will take care of me.”

While he did acknowledge the mentally ill, elderly and disabled as groups who may be unable to care for themselves, his focus appeared to be elsewhere, saying, “there is another group of people who are able-bodied individuals, and I think we do those people a great disservice when we simply maintain them.”

Carson, who has a history of makingincredible statements, delivered the comments while touring facilities providing housing and other services for low-income Americans. Among his stops were an addiction recovery house, homeless shelter, and Section 8 apartments.

“We are talking about incentivizing those who help themselves,” he said, indicating the Department of Housing and Urban Development will focus federal dollars on those deemed worthy of assistance.

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