The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Nothing but the Best for the Boss

Mar 5, 2018

Ben Carson, as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, oversees public housing for the poor, the disabled and the elderly. The current budget is set to cut about one billion dollars from Section 8 vouchers, about one and a half billion from public housing funding, and almost two billion from the fund that repairs public housing units.

Yet somehow his office was refurnished with more than $30,000 worth of new furniture. And this, despite a federal law stating the limit on furniture to fix up an office is $5,000.

Think of all the company Carson has: everyone knows of all the state and federal elected officials and mayors and school superintendents who cannot find money for the needs of their districts. But they can find a ton of money to fly first class, eat first class, fix up their offices - without buying the $250 dining room sets from Target and Value City.

Being a top notch hypocrite is practically a requirement of office.