Ben Carson

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Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. (born September 18, 1951) is an American author, and retired neurosurgeon. He is the first surgeon to successfully separate conjoined twins joined at the head. In 2008 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush. After delivering a widely publicized speech at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, he became a popular conservative figure in political media for his views on social and political issues. He is actively considering declaring his candidacy as a Republican for the 2016 presidential election.


Benjamin Carson, M.D.
305 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 310
Towson, MD 21204

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Submitted by MaryM Matteson (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,
This is an idea for inner city youth and adults to participate in the world of art. In a joint venture with America's railroads conduct a contest with scholarships in education and/or art to design the decoration of boxcars. Have participants submit prototypes of what they would paint if the could hav a complete side of a boxcar. Organization and completion would be based on the areas in whichthey live. Perhaps within your new community opportunity centers. THEN when we sit at railroad tracks there will be an art show on display rather than dirty and rusting rail cars scribbled with graffiti.
Your time is appreciated.

Submitted by Diana Verrall (not verified) on

Dear Dr. Carson,

I appreciate you and Dr. Alveda King for supporting President Trump. I wish that you could appear with Trump to smooth over all the racial tensions and statue controversies etc. There are so many that seek to destroy this president and although he is not smooth and politically correct, I think he is good for the country and has brought God back. Please help him!

Diana Verrall

Submitted by Helen Thompson (not verified) on

Dr. Ben Carson, I have always spoken highly of you to my children, who are now engineers and very successful adults. I tell them about how your mom would insist on a good education for you and where you are now in life. Recently I cannot even mention your name, you are a disgrace in my eyes.
What are doing in this man’s administration? Can’t you see that you are a part of the shithouse race?
I am from Jamaica and I feel like I am a part of the shithouse race. I used to be a Republican until he became one also, now I can’t even stand to hear the word.
Shame on you Dr. Carson.
Helen Thompson

Submitted by B.J. (not verified) on

Dr. Carson, as a black woman, I know you are doing a wonderful job. However, I feel you need to investigate the unlawful use of "housing". Here in Texas we have families of generations living off of "housing". Trashing others properties and moving into areas that most working middle income families could not afford. I am sick of my tax dollars going to support people and their life styles that don't want to work.

Submitted by A Fan (not verified) on

Good Morning Doctor Carson! I have a question for you. I see that you want to raise rents 3x what they already are for subsidized housing. I am directly affected. I work 40 hours a week and am mom to an 11 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. I have been a volunteer for over 30 years and I have raised my children to do the same. My daughter is graduating May 8, 2018 with a degree in Cyber Security and of course I am so proud of her!

I understand able bodied individuals need to work. I work and view it as a gift from God to be able to do so. I do not understand why the lowest earning individuals have to now endure 3X increase in rent? I rent and would have to live in my car if you do this. I hope you cannot endure having the thought of the myriad lives you will impact with this move. You will impact me in the negative.

The people earning the most would not even feel this burden, but my kids and I certainly will. Please help me to understand this rationale. Surely there are other alternatives. Respectfully submitted,

Struggling in TN

Submitted by Guy Barnes (not verified) on want the poorest citizens to pay triple the amount they currently pay in rent. Misguided, counter-productive, vindictive, elitist, vile, evil, and downright imbecilic from the start. If poor people are struggling in paying the present 30% of their income for Section 8 housing, how in the hell do you 1% ers expect them to pay three times more.

The United Way has done a study (released around May 18, 2018) on a group of Americans they call ALICE: (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). The study found that this group does not make the money needed “to survive in the modern economy.”

Who is ALICE? ALICE is your child care worker, people on Social Security, the cashier at your supermarket, the gas attendant, the salesperson at your big box store, your waitress, a home health aide, an office clerk. ALICE cannot always pay the bills, has little or nothing in savings, and is forced to make tough choices such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent. One unexpected car repair or medical bill can push these financially strapped families over the edge.
ALICE is a hardworking member of the community who is employed yet does not earn enough to afford the basic necessities of life.
ALICE earns above the federal poverty level but does not earn enough to afford a bare-bones household budget of housing, child care, food, transportation, and healthcare.

The United Way's study determined that 43% of Americans Can’t Pay for Food and Rent.

Your ill-thought-out plan to triple the housing costs for ALICE will only INCREASE the homeless problem in the country, where it's ALREADY illegal to be homeless and ILLEGAL to feed the homeless

GOOD THINKING YOU MORON!! You Rethugs don't give a rats ass about anything or consequences to the poor in this country. All you see is MORE TAX BREAKS FOR YOUR WEALTHY DONORS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE WORKING CLASS! What a GREAT, GOP, CHRISTIAN NATION WE HAVE BECOME. NOT!!


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