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Dr Ben Carson Opportunities Give Good Behavior a Place to happen 080621

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August 6, 2021 7:42 pm

Dr Ben Carson Opportunities Give Good Behavior a Place to happen 080621

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Chosen Generation. Where no topic is off limits and everything is filtered through biblical glasses. And now, here's your host, Pastor Greg. And welcome to the program. Great to have you with me. Thanks so much for being here. I know you have a choice of where you can listen each and every day. And I thank you so much for coming to tune here to Chosen Generation Radio. We welcome all of our audience all across the country. Thanks so much for being with us today.

I've got a great program lined up for you. Truly, folks, you're not going to want to miss a minute of this. Bottom of hour number two, Massara Kim. Massara Kim lost by amputation his arm as a child due to a terrible infection. He's going to be live with us from Nigeria with an on-the-ground report and update on the Christian genocide that's happening there.

Massara Kim joins us. Bottom of hour number two. Joseph Curl, the editor-in-chief of Off the Press. Drudge Report? Not so much. Joseph Curl has started really what Drudge was originally supposed to be and has not lived up to recently.

Off the Press is the name of his new aggregator of news, and he'll talk with us about that. Gordon Chaps Klingenschmitt, pray in Jesus' name. Pray in Jesus' name. What is a Christian response to mandatory masks, mandatory vaccines, all of these mandatory tyrannical government impositions and shutting down churches?

How should Christians be responding? We'll go over that and talk about that with Chaps right after my very first guest. And I'm so pleased to have him. Don Janz is with me as my co-host this morning, because we are really privileged and pleased to welcome to the program a gentleman who ran for president in 2016. He also served as, if my numbers get me correctly, he was the 17th secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Trump from 2017 to 2021. I want to welcome also, also he was the very first surgeon to separate. And I'm going to probably munch this word, but congenital twins that were joined at the head.

And he was the lead surgeon, the neurosurgeon who set medical history by accomplishing the separation and survival of both of those children. It's my pleasure to welcome Dr. Ben Carson to the program. Dr. Carson, welcome. Good to have you. So good to be with you.

Thank you. Well, I know you get asked and have responded publicly about critical race theory. You've been asked about the eviction moratoriums and and those are all great topics.

But there are some things that I'd like to ask you about that that I haven't heard you have the opportunity to share. And one of them is what was the effect of the opportunity zones when they were in place under your leadership? Opportunity zones, for those who don't know or have forgotten, was created as a result of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. And it was a provision whereby people could take unrealized capital gains and invest them into the economically neglected areas.

Every governor got a chance to designate these areas in his state. And if you put money in there for five years, you got a 10 percent decrement on the amount of capital gains that you would call seven years, 15 percent, 10 years, you didn't have to pay any capital gain on the new money that was earned as a result of that investment. So it was a pretty significant investment. And of course, there's a lot of just the way to make more money. Newsflash, rich people are going to make more money anyway. They're going to invest their money somewhere. So if you can create a program that would encourage them to invest in the areas that typically don't get any investment, that's a win-win situation. And of course, when the Council of Economic Advisers came out with the report last summer, 500,000 jobs that had been generated, the 75 billion dollars of private capital that had been infused, it was expected to get 100 billion in 10 years. It was 75 billion in only two years before Covid. And this thing is projected to lift a million people out of poverty. I mean, these are the kinds of things that government should be doing, working with the private sector, encouraging the private sector, because there's a lot more money in the private sector than there is in the government, that's for sure.

Or at least there used to be. Now they just print money like crazy and hand it out, knowing that somebody else is going to have to pay for it down the line. And that leads to my second question for you, Dr. Carson, and that is what specific policies that were creating opportunities in minority neighborhoods have been abandoned under this administration? Well, they haven't really changed the program very much. They just are not pushing the program. They're not going out there and promoting the program and telling people what the opportunities are for them.

So obviously, the momentum has slowed down quite significantly. And, you know, that's a significant issue because when you look at the property, just the property and the opportunities, the mere designation as an opportunity increases the value by 1.1 percent. That's billions of dollars that have gone into the portfolios of some of the poorest people in our country who actually own businesses and land in those opportunity zones. So that's why it's so important to have policies in place that float all boats. You know, a rising tide, float all boats. That was the philosophy of the previous administration. Not necessarily to pick this group or this group as your favorite detriment of everybody else, but to create an environment where everybody benefits.

And as a result of that, you saw all of these jobs and all this innovation and entrepreneurship such that the salaries began to go up, such that we had the lowest unemployment in the black community, Hispanic community since it's been recorded. You know, and it wasn't because you specifically targeted anybody because you created the right environment and it makes all the difference in the world. And you can see just the same thing happens when you create the wrong environment.

Things deteriorate pretty quickly also. In other words, it was an environment that was created for everyone. Obviously, when that happens, then everyone gets an opportunity to benefit from it rather than a race-based policy that is designed to supposedly help only one group of people and unfortunately hurts all groups. Am I speaking accurately? Exactly.

That's accurate. And you know, it goes around, it doesn't even have to be race-based. You know, as a secretary, I had to deal with the LGBTQ community because they wanted women's shelters to be available to people who phenotypically were men. And the women didn't want that. I had tons of letters from women's groups saying they'd rather sleep in the forest than to go in there.

So, you know, I don't have anything against transgender people, but let's come up with a solution that works for them that doesn't take away the rights from the others. And of course, they don't like that. No, not at all. Absolutely not. Absolutely not.

Okay, so let me ask you this then. Do you think there's a connection between the lost opportunities and what we're seeing in the rise in crime? I realize that obviously reducing police force, defunding police has been a disaster, especially in minority neighborhoods and the changing of laws that allows in, I think it's 30 some-odd states now that have cities within them where, you know, up to even $1,000, nobody's going to lift a finger. But setting all that aside, does the lack of economic opportunity create more crime? Oh, without question, because you have to realize that particularly in some of the deprived inner city communities where so many of those young boys grew up without a father in the home, without the appropriate types of guidance, and many of them will end up in the penal system. But they go in with little in the way of education, little in the way of skills.

When they come out, they also have little in the way of education and skills. And as a result of that, their recidivism rate is astronomical. One of the things that we did in the previous administration was encourage businesses to go into the prison and to begin to train some of those young men and give them some skills, give them some education, and in many cases, give them a job.

I went to one reentry center in Jacksonville, Florida. They had five employers who were willing to go into the prison and provide some training and a job for these young people. So when they came out, their environment changed immediately, and they didn't go back to what they were doing before. It was so successful that now they have 135 employers who are looking for these people because they do so well. I had a chance to sit down with some of the previous inmates and talk to them, and they were well-spoken, well-trressed, very appreciative, had really turned their lives around. This is what we should be doing. And so needless to say, when you provide jobs, you provide opportunities, you provide the right kind of education and the right incentives so that people can take advantage of those, then the criminal life is not nearly as attractive in that situation.

But do realize if you don't do that, up drive to the sky in this big black limo with all these women and jewels, you just want to be like me and show you how to get all this stuff, and it's not legal. And there's a huge death toll that comes as a result of that. That's a lot of the reason why we have the black-on-black murder rate that we do is because of the choices to enter into that because the other opportunities aren't being provided. Last question in this segment, and we've got another segment to go, how is illegal immigration impacting the housing and urban development situation? Well, needless to say, everybody needs a place to live. So when we bring in illegals, they need a place to live, too, obviously. And there's a lot of competition for those dollars and for those spots. And what I advocated back when I was running for president is why don't we take a lot of the same money that we're wasting and utilize that to help improve the situation in the countries where all these people are coming from?

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And welcome back to Chosen Generation Radio. My special guest is Dr. Ben Carson and Don Jans is my co-host in this segment. Dr. Carson, we were just talking about this and I think it's important to bring this out. Not a lot of time in this segment but I want to get your thoughts on this because Don raised some questions about attitude changes and really it has a lot to do with the influence of Christianity. So my question is this, why are Christian and biblical beliefs minimized into being called social issues and how important do you think these fundamental biblical values are to the overall health of a community and our nation? Well I think the biblical values are critical.

The left doesn't like to acknowledge the influence of the Bible. They do recognize the benefit of having pity on the poor, trying to do things. The only problem is their solution to compassion is patting people on the head and saying, there, there, you poor little thing, I'm going to take care of your needs. As opposed to real compassion, which is there, there, I'm with you and I'm going to help you get to a place where you can take care of yourself. That's real compassion. Those are biblical principles, teaching people to become self-sufficient, helping them to realize the talents that God has given them rather than making them dependent.

In fact, the Bible says, if you don't work, you don't eat. That sounds kind of cold, but when you look at it in the whole context, you're giving people opportunities and that's something that's very relevant right now. You know, we keep extending the eviction moratorium. Well, you know, when that was put in place, there was a raging virus that was killing thousands and thousands of people every day.

We don't have that situation anymore. Now we have vaccines, we have other treatments and there are abundant job opportunities for people. I mean, places are begging people to come and work. And that's what needs to be encouraged. And that would be from the biblical perspective, you would be giving people opportunity to climb those ladders and become self-sufficient.

That's what we need to be thinking about. Biblical principles are perfect. The secularists, even though they know in their heart, those are not killed, those are not killed, those are not committed to adultery. They know all of that because I think God has imprinted that in their heart.

But, you know, they won't acknowledge it and they will try to give it another name. The eviction moratorium and the extra money to stay home. I was just at a restaurant just the other day and talking to the owner about this and he has a sign up that says, please forgive us, it's going to take a little longer to serve you because we don't have enough people here working in our restaurant because we can't get people to work. They're incentivized to stay home and collect extra money.

My son owns a restaurant and he's having the same exact issue, trying to find people that are willing to work when they're getting paid by the government to stay home. Exactly. And, you know, they claim that they're being compassionate. What about the compassion for our children and our grandchildren who are going to have to pay all this off? When the government reaches a point where its major financial obligation is servicing the national debt, that's going to be a real turning point. Right now, it's the third largest step. And when they are not being taught by example about going out and working and earning a living, but they're being taught, you know, stay at home and somebody else is going to send a check and it's going to show up in your mailbox.

Not a good example. Thank you, Dr. Carson, so very much for being with us today. We'll be back with more Children's Generation Radio right after this is Adam Mundall with State Air and we are sponsors of Chosen Generation and Pastor Greg. Sponsoring this program has been a real blessing to our business and I want to encourage you to join me in sponsoring Chosen Generation and Pastor Greg. Call him today at 830-446-3624. Once again, that's 830-446-3624.

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