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    Ben Carson Removes Anti-Discrimination Language From HUD Mission Statement



    WASHINGTON ― Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities.

    In a March 5 memo addressed to HUD political staff, Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, explained that the statement is being updated “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with the Secretary’s priorities and that of the Administration.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b002df2c5ec617

    Here's the new version:
    HUD’s mission is to ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation.
    Old version currently still being used on their website:

    HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.
    1. No more inclusive communities for all.
    2. No more strengthening the housing market.
    3. No more bolstering the economy.
    3. No more protecting consumers.
    4. No more meeting the needs of quality housing.
    5. No more using housing as a platform to improve the quality of life.
    6. No more being free from discrimination.
    7. No more transforming the way HUD does business.

    What's left?

    Thing is HUD's mission statement is derived from the federal regulations that created the agency in the first place. The Secretary is bound by those federal regulation. Carson can't just decide unilaterally to refuse to comply with federal law. At least, that's my understanding of how federal agencies work. If I'm wrong please correct me. I mean, really, please...do correct me.
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    Its a mission statement, not actual policy.

    lol

    Its basically a bunch of words on a website if you want to get technical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Its a mission statement, not actual policy.

    lol

    Its basically a bunch of words on a website if you want to get technical.
    If you want to get technical it is a lot more than a lot of words on a website. A mission statement can be defined as "a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual."

    While I lack the PhD that you claim to have, I think I can say you are patently wrong on this matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    If you want to get technical it is a lot more than a lot of words on a website. A mission statement can be defined as "a formal summary of the aims and values of a company, organization, or individual."

    While I lack the PhD that you claim to have, I think I can say you are patently wrong on this matter.
    Since you lack any formal education your opinion doesn't really matter.

    If I want the advice of a janitor I will ask one.

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    Since you lack any formal education your opinion doesn't really matter.

    If I want the advice of a janitor I will ask one.
    Yet., here you are.

    And you are still wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Yet., here you are.

    And you are still wrong.
    Says a janitor going up against a PhD.

    Hahahahaha

    ok whatever dude.

    Don't you have a toilet to go scrub?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Since you lack any formal education your opinion doesn't really matter.

    If I want the advice of a janitor I will ask one.
    You worked as a janitor in jail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Says a janitor going up against a PhD.

    Hahahahaha

    ok whatever dude.

    Don't you have a toilet to go scrub?
    A claimed PhD, among a litany of other highly dubious claims, such as being black and Irish, blind, owning basset hounds trained to hunt snakes, worked on military aircraft, lobbyist, etc......,.

    The internet is full of folks with doctorates, fighter pilots, and former special forces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post


    WASHINGTON ― Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is changing the mission statement of his agency, removing promises of inclusive and discrimination-free communities.

    In a March 5 memo addressed to HUD political staff, Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, explained that the statement is being updated “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with the Secretary’s priorities and that of the Administration.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b002df2c5ec617

    Here's the new version:


    Old version currently still being used on their website:



    1. No more inclusive communities for all.
    2. No more strengthening the housing market.
    3. No more bolstering the economy.
    3. No more protecting consumers.
    4. No more meeting the needs of quality housing.
    5. No more using housing as a platform to improve the quality of life.
    6. No more being free from discrimination.
    7. No more transforming the way HUD does business.

    What's left?

    Thing is HUD's mission statement is derived from the federal regulations that created the agency in the first place. The Secretary is bound by those federal regulation. Carson can't just decide unilaterally to refuse to comply with federal law. At least, that's my understanding of how federal agencies work. If I'm wrong please correct me. I mean, really, please...do correct me.
    Believe the premise of the thread is a little lame.

    Apparently a "mission statement" got edited/trimmed. That does not translate to your suggestion that HUD is now opposed to everything not listed in the mission statement.


    Sort of ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Says a janitor going up against a PhD.

    Hahahahaha

    ok whatever dude.

    Don't you have a toilet to go scrub?
    I'm not sure what a PhD has to do with anything. Being educated does not make one smart, just educated. Over my professional life, some of the more successful and smartest people I met never stepped foot on a campus. Some of the PhD types I've met could quote a book, but were devoid of any good ole common sense and had no idea regarding the real world outside the Ivy walls. And that janitor has my total respect because they are working and most likely doing their best to support themselves and their family. Please don't disrespect that. Accordingly, I would suggest that we probably need more janitors than Phd's now a days.
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