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HUD Secretary: No Other President in History ‘Better Understands’ Need for Public Housing Than Obama
CNS News ^ | 3/29/11 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 03/29/2011 3:08:41 PM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan said that no other President “better understands” the need for public housing than President Obama, adding that the administration will “fight” House Republicans over their proposed cut to public housing funding.

“Barack Obama didn’t come to Washington to let your homes be sold off to the highest bidder or let them decay so badly that they won’t be there for future generations and neither did I,” he told the National Low Income Housing Coalition conference in Washington on Monday.

“Let’s not forget, let’s not forget that President Obama got his first job out of school community organizing on the South Side of Chicago in public housing. No other President in our history better understands what a precious resource public housing is to our communities, to our country, and to our future.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: history; hud; president; secretary
A mansion for me, public housing for thee
1 posted on 03/29/2011 3:08:43 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/29/2011 3:09:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

That’s because he wants to get his Mother-in-law out of the White House ...


3 posted on 03/29/2011 3:09:56 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Nachum

Thought I read once where a housing project uhbama was involved in back in his community organizer days is now a crumbling mass of crap.


4 posted on 03/29/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Nachum

Yep.

Aunt Zaituni-—public housing.


5 posted on 03/29/2011 3:11:25 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Nachum

Aren’t there a number of extremely affordable homes in major American cities (Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland) that are vacant and waiting an owner who will take care of them?

Now is the time for gov’t to get out of the affordable housing racket!


6 posted on 03/29/2011 3:14:34 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Nachum

Aren’t there a number of extremely affordable homes in major American cities (Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland) that are vacant and waiting an owner who will take care of them?

Now is the time for gov’t to get out of the affordable housing racket!


7 posted on 03/29/2011 3:14:39 PM PDT by proudpapa
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To: Nachum

There is some dust up in Charlotte NC about distributing more public housing around what is left of the Queen City that is worth anything.


8 posted on 03/29/2011 3:15:40 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: proudpapa
One of the largest recipient of money from Fannie and Freddie.
9 posted on 03/29/2011 3:16:22 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Nachum

“what a precious resource public housing is to our communities”

...this statement just floors me!


10 posted on 03/29/2011 3:17:22 PM PDT by albie
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To: Nachum

In other words, “Once a freeloader, always a freeloader”.


11 posted on 03/29/2011 3:17:24 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey thug! I've got your "collective bargaining" right here!)
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To: wally_bert
When Reagan was president, we had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now that Obama's president, we have no hope and no cash!
12 posted on 03/29/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

So far nobody on this thread has picked up on the obvious: Very soon public housing will be the only thing any of us can afford with Obama in the White House. That seems to be his plan.


13 posted on 03/29/2011 3:21:01 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Nachum; albie

If Obama understood public housing, he would know that it violates the 10th Amendment.


14 posted on 03/29/2011 3:21:08 PM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: PhilCollins
When Reagan was president, we had Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now that Obama's president, we have no hope and no cash...
15 posted on 03/29/2011 3:23:23 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

I thought we were overbuilt on housing..............


16 posted on 03/29/2011 3:23:33 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum
Obama Marxist Mauxfaux believes in the abolition of private property. All housing,would be public.

Dang project super locked me out.

Cool operator, he's a cooool operator

I can hear them in there. Son of a beach, they're playing my Sade CD.

17 posted on 03/29/2011 3:26:58 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Nachum

HUD should be disbanded and the lifeless bureaucrats should find jobs in the fields, picking lettuce.


18 posted on 03/29/2011 3:31:36 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Nachum

“HUD Secretary: No Other President in History ‘Better Understands’ Need for Public Housing Than Obama”

He certainly knows how lucrative it can be from his days in Chicago.


19 posted on 03/29/2011 3:31:49 PM PDT by Spok
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To: Spok

Did he live in Cabrini-Green? Then he knows just what a success “public housing” is. And just watch what happens to “brand new” section 8 housing within a matter of months. It becomes a literal hell-hole, because the denizens just don’t care. If it’s “free” they have NO incentive to keep the place up, so why NOT have drug dealers on every corner, why NOT punch holes in the walls, why NOT strip the “free” housing’s appliances bare when you move, why NOT have every free wall space covered with “tags”? I live about 1-2 miles from a section 8 low income neighborhood. In the past 2 years or so I’ve noticed “tagging” even in my own “nice” neighborhood. It enrages me.


20 posted on 03/29/2011 4:08:34 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Nachum
Obama understands it ... he understands it perfectly.

See how he leaves his own brother to live??




The Chateau~ Obama



The gardens of the Obama ranch ...



The spacious living room, complete with lighting, storage, pantry, kitchen and formal entertaining room of the Castle Obama



21 posted on 03/29/2011 4:34:28 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: boop

I used to live in the Bronx, New York. To me, there is no place more devastated by the blight of public housing than the Bronx. The Castle Hill-Soundview section in particular, practically became a dumping ground for these projects starting in the 40’s through the 70’s. Thanks, city and federal governments!


22 posted on 03/29/2011 4:40:01 PM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: Nachum

His aunty zutuni knows about public housing.


23 posted on 03/29/2011 5:20:11 PM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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