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Public housing shouldn't be too comfy for poor

US Housing Secretary Ben Carson believes in compassion but not pampering those reliant on government help

Dr Carson (right), Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, touring the Columbus Choice Neighbourhood in Columbus, Ohio.


BEN Carson does not like the creature comforts, at least not for low-income Americans reliant on the government for a helping hand.

As he toured facilities for the poor in Ohio last week, Dr Carson, the neurosurgeon-turned-housing secretary, joked that a relatively well-...

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