Showing posts with label HUD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HUD. Show all posts

John Stossel: Government Handouts Foster Dependency

Section 8 recipients become comfortably dependent.    The Obama administration now proposes to spend millions more on handouts, despite ample evidence of their perverse effects. Shaun Donovan, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says, “The single most important thing HUD does is provide rental       ... MORE

Brooks & Watkins: How The Welfare State Stole Christmas

The drive for guilt over happiness.    “We Could End Homelessness With The Money Americans Spend On Christmas Decorations,” announces a headline from Think Progress blogger Adam Peck. So far as we can tell, Americans haven’t exactly been taking to the streets demanding that people trade Christmas ornaments for welfare programs,      ... MORE

Brian Koenig: HUD Awards Millions To Leftist Groups

Racist group La Raza among recipients. The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) is doling out $42 million in federal funding for housing counseling grants to 468 local, regional, and national organizations. Intended to prevent foreclosures and assist new home buyers, the grants will offer free assistance on foreclosure avoidance as well as educate ... MORE

Housing Crisis Caused By Government, Not Bankers

Smoking-gun document ties policy to housing crisis. President Obama says the Occupy Wall Street protests show a "broad-based frustration" among Americans with the financial sector, which continues to kick against regulatory reforms three years after the financial crisis. "You're seeing some of the same folks who acted irresponsibly trying to fight efforts to crack ... MORE

Emily Schultheise: Ron Paul Announces Economic Plan

Only a radical plan will avert economic disaster. This afternoon, Congressman Ron Paul released his “Plan to Restore America,” which would cut $1 trillion in spending during the first year of the Paul administration. The plan “eliminat[es] five cabinet departments (Energy, HUD, Commerce, Interior, and Education), abolish[es] the Transportation Security Administration and  ... MORE