“Poverty Is A State Of Mind!” Said Housing And Urban Development Chief, Ben Carson

Poverty is a state of mind
because what does it really matter
to Trump’s new housing chief
who is really the Mad Hatter?

You can’t fool yourself into believing
that your hunger pangs aren’t real.
You just keep telling yourself over and over
that on your empty plate is a meal.

The thing about mind over matter
is that it really doesn’t work.
When you lose your job and home,
Ben Carson is gonna smirk.

You see, it’s really funny to him,
he who has no brains at all
that your mind can’t make you rich
like that brain dead Neanderthal.

But what really takes the cake
is that this fool is the head of HUD.
He’s responsible for housing the poor,
I guess in houses made of mud.

This supposedly brilliant brain surgeon
says that “poverty is a state of mind.”
How in the hell did he operate on brains
when he is so obviously blind?

Written by,
Shelby I. Courtland
©2017 Shelby I. Courtland

“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

For the love of !!!!! Let me get this straight. If I lose my ‘good’ paying $7.25 an hour minimum wage job at Micky Ds because of automation and I told my landlord that I’m really not of a mind to be poverty stricken and homeless and so could he please accept my ‘great state of mind’ as payment for rent due, who in unholy hell thinks that my ass would not be sitting out on the streets in no time flat??!!!

If I lost my ‘great’ paying job at GM due to robotics taking the job and I could no longer afford the mortgage on my house, how about I go to the bank and tell them that I’m not of a mind to be poor and homeless and so could I just ‘bank’ on that mindset to get me to be able to stay in my home? What the hell is the banker going to say to that? “Get the hell out of my office with that bullshit and start packing!” That’s what the banker is going to say.

What the hell is wrong with us when we can hear this type of tripe and there not be an uproar? It is already bad enough that I’ve had to hear of Donald Trump’s budget proposal that guts food stamps, Medicaid and he’s even going after the disabled which should surprise no one seeing as how he made fun of the disabled on the campaign trail. But as usual, the apathetic and complacent Americans just sit back and wait until the shit hits the fan for their ass in particular in order to get to wailing and moaning. And we had the nerve just a few months ago to post some shit about, “When first they came for the Muslims, but I wasn’t a Muslim and blah, blah, blah…” And now, they’ve come for the food insecure, the sick and disabled and what are we doing about it? The usual. Not a goddamn thing, the apathetic and complacent shits we are! GEEZUS Goddamn Christ, I fucking give!!!

Oh and before I forget, Ben Carson also stated that people who have to make use of HUD public housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers should “not live comfortably!” Believe me, they are doing anything but. And I have the pictures to prove it!

This was the result of a serious roof leak. I toured this apartment complex and 6 roofs caved in and management did not evacuate the people in the affected apartments because who the fuck cares about those people? These people did not have a ceiling left. But I suppose in the eyes of Ben Carson, this HUD Section 8 apartment was still too comfortable.
The leak in this apartment was so bad, the carpets had to be removed and the tenants had placed buckets down to capture the water. But of course, this is ‘comfortable living’, according to HUD Secretary Ben Carson


This is what was left of the sink and the kitchen. The pipe. Real ‘comfortable’ isn’t it? I’d want to live here! I’m sure Ben Carson would.
Great ceiling lighting. Not much ‘mood’ lighting. But who needs to be ‘comfortable’?
Here, we have ants coming from a panel in the hallway. ‘Comfortable’ living for ants anyway.
This ceiling leak is in a bathroom. You can ‘comfortably’ take your shower or bath knowing that the upstairs tenant’s filthy bath water could cascade down on you at any time. This feature will never appear in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’. For sure!


Does your bathtub come with a ladder? This one does. Will this bathroom get featured in ‘Better Homes And Gardens’? Never fucking mind. We ALL know the answer to that one! Fuck Ben Carson!

So, there you have it folks, ‘comfortable living’ as established by HUD Secretary, Ben Carson. He’s ALL heart, don’t cha know! Each picture here was taken in a HUD approved housing complex of some sort. Each had passed inspection and was deemed safe, sanitary and decent. This is what is considered living extremely well to the point of being ‘too goddamn comfortable’ by Ben ‘asshole’ Carson’ Fuck that house negro!

7 thoughts on ““Poverty Is A State Of Mind!” Said Housing And Urban Development Chief, Ben Carson

  1. I’ll play devil’s advocate. It’s true that you can have a poverty mindsetin a sense. You can seemingly have the world at the tip of your fingers, able to buy and afford anything or anyone your heart desires, and still have nothing of substance i.e. real, organic relationships, connections. But of course Ben Carson was not talking about that. I wouldn’t be surprised if he comes back and tries to frame it that way. He may come off as if he’s not that bright, but I don’t think he’s no fool. He knows what’s coming out of his mouth and the game he’s trying to run. Just like any other politician he’s a pimp trying to turn us all into tricks. I ain’t falling for that LOL Btw Enjoyed the poem!


    1. Ben Carson is just a simple ass uncle Tom coon head sell-out. He is no different from Barack Obama. They say whatever Massa tells them to say because they’ll get theirs as long as they bootlick and stick to the script. But the thing is see, there ain’t no way in heaven or hell that such stupid nonsense would come out of my pie hole especially seeing as how I am supposed to be a goddamn brain surgeon who should have more than the sense god gave to a goat, but here, we have a man who says such utter hogwash, you would think that he had been lobotomized at birth.

      Not only has he made the ignorant statement that “poverty is a state of mind,” but he has also made this ignorant statement.

      “That’s what America is about. A land of dreams and opportunity,” he[Ben Carson] said. “There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less.

      “But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters [and] great-granddaughters might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.” – HUD Secretary Ben Carson


      Not to add insult to injury, but he also stated that those who live in public housing or make use of Section 8 housing choice vouchers “should not be living so comfortably.”

      Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is concerned that those who rely on the government for help with their housing aren’t too comfortable.

      Carson told the Times that his understanding of compassion meant not giving those who need help “a comfortable setting that would make somebody want to say: ‘I’ll just stay here. They will take care of me.’”

      So, just being inside some doors, should be acceptable. There is no need for a kitchen stove, sink or refrigerator. All that’s needed is a roof, according to this asshole. I was sent pictures of roof leaks so bad that entire ceilings caved in and apartments were uninhabitable. Colonies of ants were coming into apartments through vents in the hallway that had nothing whatsoever to do with tenants being dirty. There were pictures of bathtubs with ladders in them due to the fact that ceiling leaks were left to get so bad the leak caved in the ceiling and management refused to fix the problem. I have got paperwork that states that some units that were rented out to Section 8 housing choice voucher holders were not in compliance since there was no ‘occupancy’ papers filed with the city making it a legal apartment to let. Hardly anyone who is having to make use of HUD housing in any form is ‘living a life of luxury’ and that is a fact that this asshole should be aware of.

      This man may not be a dummy in the truest sense of the word, but there is no way in hell that I would assume the position of village idiot just so that I could be Donald Trump’s water boy and thus continue to make myself look as though I am essential in the grand scheme of things when all he looks like is a complete idiotic asshole!

      I have done extensive research into HUD housing and when I first started blogging, much of what I uncovered is what I blogged about. The pictures speak for themselves and I will be more than happy to post them here so that people can see for themselves that those who live in public housing and who make use of Section 8 housing choice vouchers are living anything, but ‘comfortably’!

      Thank you for your comment themelanatedman.

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  2. I think Trump, Carson, et all will only be happy when the poor cease to exist (freeze on the streets, starve and die of treatable medical conditions). Despite what they say, the poor are surplus to use – “useless eaters” as Hitler called them. Trump, Carson and his buddies know exactly what they’re doing – but they lack the moral compass to feel ashamed for their behavior. It was precisely due to their innate sociopathy that they were selected by the corporate elite for high office.

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    1. Well, they are certainly hell bent on making it a known fact that their intent is that the poor shall not exist. And who will they come for after the poor have all dropped dead? Yeah! I’d like the apathetic and complacent Americans to chow down on that because if they think for one minute that their ass will not be next on the chopping block, they can just think again. No one who is making less than a mil a year is immune to what is going down. And it will be just a matter of time before those assholes get around to the rest of us! I ain’t fucking waiting around for what I know is coming!

      Dr. Bramhall, I thank you for your comment. We said years ago that America was in for a hard row to hoe and that day is here! And even though we said it, who actually believed it or planned for it? Oh, right. The ‘preppers’. God help ’em cause they’ll get none from this crew!


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