Dr. Ben Carson, Housing and Urban Development Secretary, appeared in an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News Monday, and stressed the importance of helping people move up in life by becoming home owners.
“Home ownership is the basis for wealth creation in this country,” Carson said. “The average net worth of a homeowner is $200,000. The average net worth of a renter is $5,000. So, we’ve got some definite work we need to do there.”
Hannity commented that “all these attacks against the President stops him from fulfilling the agenda he ran on – getting people off of food stamps, out of poverty, back in the labor – a 51-year-low homeowner rate – it drives me nuts!”
Carson replied that this is why it’s so important to create an atmosphere where we can get a lot more people working – that solves a lot of the problems.
“People don’t like change. They like the comfort zone in which they sit and when somebody starts talking about changing it, they become very anxious. I understand that, Carson said, adding, “and so I expect that there will be people who are anxious about some of the things that I say, but they won’t be anxious once they see the results.”
Carson explained a new program HUD will be implementing, of putting “Vision Centers,” or “Opportunity Centers” into low income areas, to help give kids more career options.
He said the real idea is to get people to move up the ladder of opportunity, and give them a hand-up.
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