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Ben Carson on escaping poverty

According to Secretary of Housing and Urban Developement Ben Carson, poverty is "a state of mind."

05/25/2017 2:02 PM
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  • Truthe W.
    05/25/2017 14:39

    He said it's also a state of mind. Not just that it is but it accompanies actual poverty. Almost like the young black kids out there with the "hood mentality" there are ways to get out but they don't see it because they are blinded by their environment

  • Pharaoh P.
    05/25/2017 14:43

    Wow, the first thing I agree with this man about

  • Lazarus B.
    05/25/2017 15:04

    Dumbass!

  • Evan N.
    05/25/2017 15:13

    💯

  • Moses S.
    05/25/2017 15:25

    His right poverty is a state of mind.

  • Espencer C.
    05/25/2017 15:42

    He's not wrong

  • Olivia T.
    05/25/2017 15:47

    When people who have never lived in poverty are chosen to represent those are

  • Chris C.
    05/25/2017 16:05

    Is he wrong tho? Lol work for what you want plain and simple

  • André A.
    05/25/2017 16:17

    He's oversimplifying

  • Lista I.
    05/25/2017 16:20

    he plagiarized robert kyosakis lines

  • Ryan M.
    05/25/2017 16:27

    He is not wrong at all

  • Adam M.
    05/25/2017 16:37

    Carson is a moron.

  • Benjamin L.
    05/25/2017 16:39

    I thought he was spot on. Individual responsibilty and how you were raised plays a HUGE role in if your to be poor or not poor.

  • Jai X.
    05/25/2017 16:39

    It might be a state of mind, but that mindset is definitely put there by someone or something to keep you there for as long as possible.

  • Chris L.
    05/25/2017 16:49

    Lmao tell that to the Africans clawing diamonds out of the ground, or the rice farmers in the hills in china, tell that to the lithium miners in Afghanistan Guy guys guys, your poverty is just a state of mind, I know I'm sitting on a throne of privilege and luck, but the only thing that makes my Cadillac different than your Rick Shaw cart is your state of mind. What complete horse shit.

  • Jennifer R.
    05/25/2017 16:55

    Did Ben Carson ever see Trading Places?

  • Galen C.
    05/25/2017 17:20

    Hey, how about we strip all your money and houses, dump you on the street with no support as see how well your mindset helps.

  • Gabby P.
    05/25/2017 17:24

    He is so right 😍😍

  • Mario E.
    05/25/2017 17:34

    He is right!

  • Irving L.
    05/25/2017 17:36

    They're trying to make you think this a free-for-all type of deal where everyone fends for themselves, while his buddies over in education and healthcare are trying their best to reduce funding and cut programs that benefits most working class Americans. This is bullshit, we all collectively pay to have better living conditions and they just keep making those conditions worse for us. But hey, it's the individuals fault if he's poor right?