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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
Ben Carson publicly stated that he would not seek a cabinet position based on his inexperience. I think that kinda tells you what you need to know....
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
I work in management consulting, so I understand the importance of leadership. We're just gonna have to agree to disagree here. Most doctors without other training are not capable of running hospitals, much less running the country....
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
Sounds easy. I guess any team of middle managers could be in the cabinet. Maybe I'll be next. ...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
This board has been very critical of the way HUD is currently run. Someone posted about the outdated accounting practices, suggesting that it needs to be fixed. I can agree with that, having dealt with HUD in my banking career. I don't think that helps the case for someone like Carson, who doesn...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote]So he says No one has ever seen his school records to confirm.[/quote] Fine. Let's say Obama was unqualified. Why is Trump nominating Obamas to fill his cabinet?...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote]Julian Castro started his political career at 27 and has basically never had a real job. He's a career politician. [/quote] Fine, get someone outside of government with expertise in development, policy, finance, etc. There are plenty of qualified people out there. [quote]You want this t...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote] Because doctors are only allowed to know doctor stuff? [/quote] Chances are slim this guy has any significant knowledge of HUD and urban development. Medicine doesn't really afford much time to become an expert in an unrelated field. How many times do I have to say it? He ADM...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
Years, my bad Dude studied and taught constitutional law. Carson is a doctor. It would be hard to find a career further from HUD secretary....
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
Obama had 3 years in the Senate. Not the most experienced guy, but far from the least. This guy is a doctor. He doesn't know anything about urban development. He even said he wasn't qualified a few weeks ago. ETA: years not terms...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote] You just hate that he mentioned Jesus.[/quote] Dude he said slavery was a good thing. Not many people hold that view. ...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote]No such thing or it wouldn't be in financial straits. It's Google. Pick your poison. LINK [/quote] Dude, where are you going with this? HUD has bad books. That doesn't mean putting a doctor in charge is a good idea. How about someone from outside of the government with development ...
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote] I guess he will get ready. What do you suppose that takes? [/quote] Well, I guess he has a little over 6 weeks to become a HUD expert. I've made career changes before, but I've never gone from surgeon to HUD secretary....
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re: Ben Carson to head HUD - cahoots
[quote] "The Best People" [/quote] Didn't Carson publicly state he wasn't ready to run a department?...
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re: If all states awarded electors proportionally: Clinton wins by a single elector. - cahoots
[quote]Curious… what is the difference between proportional EC votes and straight popular votes? [/quote] Every state has to have at least 3 electoral votes. Therefore, the smaller states have more voting power (electoral votes per capita). If every state's population exceeded a certain thre...
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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - cahoots
[quote]Perhaps, but the Dem Party has bled out the last eight years, I thought the Senate was nearly a lock to go D this year? [/quote] It always swings back and forth. Republicans had the majority of both houses from 2003-2007, then the Dems had the majority the following 4 years, then it was s...
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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - cahoots
[quote]I'm sure his understanding has evolved a bit since running for President. Even if not, he's not Hillary so I don't care. [/quote] So he figured it out some time between November 2012 and last month? Phew. Good thing. ...
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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - cahoots
[quote]He's absolutely correct. The electoral college is indeed bad for a Democracy. Since we are a Constitutional Republic and not a Democracy, the electoral college is just fine. ETA: Robin Masters beat me to it[/quote] So we elected a President that thinks we're a Democracy rather than...
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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - cahoots
[quote]For a national democracy, yes the electoral college is no bueno. For a republic like we are supposed to have the electoral college is precisely what is needed. [/quote] Fine, we'll just get rid of the winner-take-all thing and apportion the votes from each state. Still representative demo...
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re: Democrats are out of touch with America - cahoots
If the shoe were on the other foot, this board would be shitting all over the EC. Trump would be tweeting about how unfair it is [i]again[/i]. You know I'm right. Now send me another meme! ...
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