What would Jesus do?

Tampa Bay Times - - Opinion -

HUD Sec­re­tary Ben Carson wants to in­crease rents 44 per­cent for low-in­come cit­i­zens, in­clud­ing “tens of thou­sands of fam­i­lies in sub­si­dized hous­ing in Hills­bor­ough, Pinel­las and Pasco coun­ties.”

From the ex­am­ples given in the Times ar­ti­cle it’s clear that such a rise is be­yond the means of many cur­rent renters. This means in­stant home­less­ness.

Carson has what has be­come a rather fa­mous paint­ing hung in the en­trance of his home. It de­picts two por­traits: Ben Carson and Jesus. Carson is in the fore­ground.

The HUD sec­re­tary should look long and hard at the paint­ing. He may never be nearer to God than that.

Richard Down­ing, Hud­son

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