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Wed May 24, 2017, 07:00 PM

Ben Carson calls poverty a state of mind during interview

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ben-carson-calls-poverty-%e2%80%98a-state-of-mind%e2%80%99-during-interview/ar-BBBuGZN?li=BBnb7Kz

In an interview released Wednesday, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that a "certain mindset" contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a "state of mind" that children take from their parents at a young age.

"I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there," he said during an interview on SiriusXM Radio with Armstrong Williams, a longtime friend.

The secretary said that he believes that government can provide a "helping hand" to people looking to climb out of poverty. But he warned against programs that are "sustaining them in a position of poverty. That's not helpful."

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:22 PM

1. Shut up Carson!!

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 07:47 PM

2. Ben Carson also said slaves immigrated to America. The Constitition says they were imported.

He is staying on message: Endeavor to persevere! Resistance is futile!

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/98816752/

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:06 PM

3. He thinks if he whispers we won't hear stupid the BS is that comes out of his mouth.

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 12:05 AM

4. I will always find it hard to believe this man was any kind of doctor

*HE IS SO FUCKING STUPID*

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 01:55 AM

5. He read that

On the inner walls of the pyramids after the grain was removed.

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 03:40 AM

6. "I guarantee in a little while they'll be right back up there,"

Oh, really?

How about we prove it by experimenting on you, Carson?

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 10:15 AM

7. What a total putz. His mind is way too shallow to have a "state of mind."

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Response to Alt-Orange (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2017, 03:25 PM

8. I wonder how all the poor conservatives who voted for Trump feel about this

He basically called anyone who's poor either stupid or lazy, and blamed their poverty on that factor.

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