Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, has made it his mission to ensure that low-income residents living in government sponsored housing don’t enjoy too many comforts.
According to a report from the New York Times, Carson paid a visit to a homeless shelter located in Ohio this week and was “plainly happy” after being told that it had “stacked dozens of bunk beds inside” and “purposefully did not provide televisions” to keep residents from getting too comfortable.
While visiting an apartment complex for veteran, he noted that it had so many amenities that “only pool tables were missing.”
Times reports that Carson is obsessed with making sure that poor people who receive government assistance are not living too comfortably otherwise it would create a sense of dependence.
“A comfortable setting… would make somebody want to say: ‘I’ll just stay here. They will take care of me,’” Carson explained.