Speaking at Mayflower church in Minneapolis on October 30 2015, HUD secretary Julian Castro suggested we be creative, as we don’t have the budget to fill our affordable housing needs.
So here is my creative idea. Let’s limit our war budget instead. We could stop arming everyone in the Middle East, bring the troops home, say no to Obama’s “boots on the ground,” use tax dollars to build housing at home rather than tear it down overseas.
It’s kind of obvious, I know. Too obvious to be creative. So I dressed it up with some magic markers. Here, in case you need a translation, is what my drawing is saying:
Affordable housing, plus education, plus infrastructure, plus health care, plus parks and other common goods…. Looks like we don’t have enough money for war!