HUD's role it assumes in urban communities has profound ramifications throughout the economy, well beyond its specific mission in housing.
For those with the least power, the poor, parents are totally locked into failing schools controlled by bureaucrats and unions.
Our nation's current gross domestic product is around $18 trillion. The current shortfall in Social Security is almost twice this.
The issue of black poverty, and black children in poverty, has not suffered from lack of attention.
Why can't the Black Caucus stand up uniformly for free enterprise?
Huge, unproductive expenditures need to be redirected to encourage the values and behavior that move people out of poverty.
Big-government solutions undermined the traditionally successful values and institutions of the country.
It is not ridiculous to suggest that some solutions to black problems are "real" and others are not.
Since Johnson, the government has spent $15 trillion dollars fighting poverty without reducing poverty.
Liberal code word for 'racist': someone like Paul Ryan, who wants to make Americans better off by giving them freedom, choice, responsibility, and less government.