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  • Rand in Marshalltown, ties Saudi royals to 9/11, claims America is no Longer Greatest Country

    02/10/2015 5:35:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 8 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 2/9/2015 | Kevin Hall
    MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – An early Saturday morning political event on an unusually warm February day might not be the ideal conditions to draw a good crowd. However, 140 Marshall County Republicans packed into the Legends American Grill in Marshalltown to hear their new representative in Congress, Rod Blum, and likely presidential candidate Rand Paul. Most of Rod Blum’s brief remarks focused on his tangle with President Obama’s budget director, Shaun Donovan, last week on Capitol Hill. Iowa’s new First District representative also relayed his controversial first vote in Congress, supporting Daniel Webster over John Boehner for House speaker. Many in...
  • ANOTHER Housing Crisis? This Time In Rental Markets (Real Problem Is Declining Real Income)

    12/10/2013 11:06:49 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 8 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 12/10/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    “We are in the midst of the worst rental affordability crisis that this country has known,” said Shaun Donovan, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. There are now 43 million renter households, or 35 percent of all U.S. households, the highest rate in more than a decade for all age groups, according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. That’s 4 million more renters today than there were in 2007. For those aged 25 to 54, rental rates are the highest since the center began record keeping in the early 1970s. Wait a minute. The Clinton Administration wanted to...
  • HUD's Donovan: Forced Integration of Neighborhoods … Or Else! (White House Reads This Blog!)

    07/27/2013 9:18:04 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 32 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan gave an interesting speech at the NAACP meeting in Orlando on July 16th. To be sure, inner city poverty is a serious problem. The public policy question is how to best address this problem. But HUD Secretary Donovan lays the blame on racial discrimination. The key phrases in his speech are: “Bottom line: people are being denied their freedom of choice and the benefits of full citizenship. Yet because of the subtle nature of this discrimination, often times, they don’t even know they have been subjected to this abuse.” “That’s why HUD is enhancing its enforcement...
  • HUD Secretary Says More Taxes Needed to Subsidize Latinos

    09/17/2012 1:24:13 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    In a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan argued that taxes should be raised to support more subsidies for Latinos. “On balance, Latinos are more apt to be tax-consumers rather than tax-payers,” Donovan pointed out. “A robust program of government investment in housing, food stamps, and welfare disproportionately benefits Latinos. The GOP’s plan to cut this spending, on the other hand, would disproportionately hurt Latinos.” Donovan admitted that “making the case for tax hikes is not an easy one. The Republicans have done a pretty good job of making the IRS into...
  • Radical Left Plans to Shutdown Financial System in October

    08/09/2009 6:14:01 PM PDT · by Kozman · 124 replies · 8,065+ views
    ...Steve Kest, executive director of ACORN, was there. As well as an up and coming rabble rouser, George Goel of the National People's Action Network...Goel was the first to speak. He called for challenging people on the streets. "We need to put feet on the ground,"...When it was ACORN Executive Director Kest's turn to speak, he also said that more militant actions are going to occur. He went even more radical than Goel...
  • Bulldozing Cities Idea Gains Traction in Obama Administration

    06/13/2009 4:32:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 55 replies · 1,499+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 13 June 2009 | John Semmens
    Many cities in the US’s so-called “rust belt” have been in decline for years—losing both jobs and population. Dan Kildee, treasurer of Genesee County, Michigan has proposed leveling portions of these cities in order to reach a more optimal balance between living accommodations and needs. “The idea is that rather than continuing to waste society’s resources maintaining unnecessary housing, we demolish the surplus units and move people closer together to gain economies of scale,” Kildee said. While Kildee’s focus is on cities already in a decaying state, the Obama Administration’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, sees a...
  • Buck: I’m leaning toward Senate race (Colorado)

    03/29/2009 9:03:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 619+ views
    The Greeley Tribune ^ | March 25, 2009
    Weld District Attorney Ken Buck said Tuesday that he’s leaning toward running for Senate in 2010 against Senate appointee Michael Bennet. However, Buck said he has ruled out running for other offices while on his listening tour around the state. Buck said he likely will file paperwork to run for the Senate seat in April and then will announce his candidacy. He declined to give a date for his announcement. Bennet, a Democrat, was appointed by Gov. Bill Ritter to the Senate after Ken Salazar left his seat to take a position in President Barack Obama’s cabinet. Buck, a Republican,...
  • Climate Change Dogma Comes to HUD

    03/29/2009 9:14:40 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 4 replies · 323+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 03/29/2009 | Mike Volpe
    In an interview with Parade Magazine, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said the most remarkable thing about climate change. As head of HUD, is climate change really your problem? We need to stop thinking in the traditional silos, the way the federal government usually thinks. We've got to stop thinking about programs and start thinking about places and how they work. The way we plan our cities, towns, and rural areas needs to change.
  • Housing secretary defends Obama foreclosure plan (Obama in panic mode after bailout backlash)

    02/22/2009 7:06:25 PM PST · by tobyhill · 126 replies · 5,721+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/22/2009 | cnn
    The Obama administration's efforts to help struggling homeowners will aid "responsible" borrowers, not deadbeats or speculators, Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan said Sunday. President Barack Obama announced the plan Wednesday, saying it will help up to 9 million people keep their homes in a housing market ravaged by foreclosures. But critics, including several leading Republicans and some commentators, said the $75 billion proposal will unfairly help some people at the expense of others. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs acknowledged Friday that some people who made "bad decisions" might end up getting help under the proposal. But Donovan, Obama's secretary of housing...
  • Obama names NY housing commissioner to head HUD

    12/13/2008 8:12:09 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 23 replies · 683+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Dec 13 2008 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday named New York City's housing commissioner to his Cabinet, turning to a former Clinton administration aide to help deal with an issue at the heart of the U.S. economic crisis. If confirmed by the Senate, Shaun Donovan will lead the Housing and Urban Development Department at a time when the mortgage crisis is being blamed for the financial market turmoil that has dragged the nation into a recession. Obama praised Donovan's record in New York, where he managed a $7.5 billion plan with a goal of putting a half-million New Yorkers in affordable housing. The...