Ben Carson blames Oregon, California for national rise in homeless (never mind HUD has been cutting budgets every year since Reagan).

@salixlucida "California is at a crisis level and needs to be addressed by local and state leaders with crisis-like urgency."

I don't get it. "It's in CA, so it's CA business." Does he realize that his entire jurisdiction is in some state or another (or DC)? It all accumulates up to YOUR LEVEL, Ben!


@W10x12_UNO @salixlucida
To say "this is the problem of Those People Over There, not of The Real America" is a big part of the current R Party playbook, as is disclaiming Federal responsibility in general, & putting people in charge of Executive departments who will delegitimize their function. From the party-politics point of view, which seems to be the only point of view these days, he's doing his job.

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