During the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversight hearing, House Representative Maxine Waters claimed that housing is a “necessary human right.”
She said, “Housing is the foundation on which our entire society is built. It is a platform for economic mobility and well-being. It is a crucial part of our national economy. It is a necessary human right.”
This goes along with the popular democratic claim that healthcare is also a human right.
In a perfect world, yes, everyone would have housing and healthcare. However, we do not live in a utopian society and stuff isn’t just free! Someone, somewhere along the time has to pay for it.
CNS News reports:
Waters, the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, was among several African-American Democrats on the committee who blasted HUD Secretary Ben Carson as uncaring and incompetent because he supports the Trump administration’s budget cuts.
“In the face of the immense housing needs in our country, President Trump chose Dr. Ben Carson to serve as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Waters started.
She continued, “The secretary of HUD is supposed to be at the forefront of our efforts to create strong communities; expand access to safe, decent and affordable housing; and enforce fair housing rights.”
Waters said, “Housing is the foundation on which our entire society is built. It is a platform for economic mobility and well-being. It is a crucial part of our national economy. It is a necessary human right,” she added, “We need strong leadership and a bold vision for HUD in order to expand access to affordable housing in this country. Unfortunately, I have seen nothing to indicate that Secretary Carson is up to the challenge.”
Carson is no incompetent and uncaring. He simply sees things from a rational point of view! We cannot make decisions based on feelings. Unfortunately, that seems to be the base of nearly all liberal decisions.
Carson defended himself, saying that “spending more taxpayer dollars does not necessarily create better outcomes.”
He aded, “We must constantly evaluate our programs to ensure that we are delivering services effectively and efficiently to HUD’s constituents and responding to today’s challenges with the best practices and technologies.”
Carson also mentioned that he is currently working on “[reforming] our programs and [remaining] careful stewards of taxpayer dollars.”