Ben Carson: I'm Going To Turn HUD From Most Corrupt Federal Department To "Most Honest"http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2017/04/13/ben_carson_im_going_to_turn_hud_from_most_corrupt_federal_department_to_most_honest.html
In an interview with Hugh Hewitt, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson outlined his plan to overhaul a federal department which is often described as a "garden of corruption."
"My goal is to change that perception completely, to be the most honest department in the government," he said.
Host Hugh Hewitt commented about this particular department: "HUD has always been a garden of corruption. Bad stories come out of HUD over the course of four to eight years. It seems like inevitably, a scandal erupts."
Carson explained: "Weíre already putting in place a structure so that we can monitor where every penny goes... You know, when I started doing that, these people looked at me like I had six heads."
"I was told when I came into HUD that it was the most bureaucratic organization on Earth, and that you would get no cooperation, because people would only be interested in preserving their little fiefdoms," Carson said. "I have not found that to be the case at all."
"We will absolutely be keeping a scorecard, and we will be making it clear what is going on. And youíre going to see, I think, a very substantial change in the opinion of a lot of people when they see results as opposed to rhetoric that we normally have with political administrations," he coninued.
Carson cheerfully adds: "Surgeons get things done. They donít sit around and talk about it all the time. The patient would be dead by that time."