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HUD Wants to Know Where Billions in Funding for Baltimore is Going

Over the past week, much attention has been brought to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, as a result of comments made by President Donald Trump over the weekend. And now, in light of those comments and the attention the city has drawn, officials at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are beginning to ask questions.

When the President made comments about Representative Elijah Cummings’ district that includes much of the famed city being “a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess,” Democrats rose up en mass to defend the city and Rep. Cummings. However, it wouldn’t take much fact-checking from these lazy liberals to realize that every word Trump said about the area was exactly on point.

The city is deteriorating from the inside out, and it shows to anyone who has visited. And not just recently. It’s been going on for decades now with no changes made. Trump is simply the most recent person to have said anything, and if he weren’t so threatening to the Democrats, those comments would have largely gone unnoticed, as have everyone else’s.

Senator Bernie Sanders visited the city in 2005 and likened it to a Third World Country. Former President Barack Obama has also made remarks about the area’s dismal condition. And let’s not forget about Rep. Cummings himself. In 1999, he noted that Baltimore was saturated in drugs, crime, and rats.

During President Trump’s rant over the state of the once vibrant and beautiful city, he also made mention that every year the city is given billions in federal funding and yet nothing is getting better, suggesting that the money is not being put to good use. And he isn’t the only one noticing such discrepancies.

HUD regional administrator, Lynne Patton said on Monday in an interview with Fox News, “President Trump has given $16 billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants.” And the Baltimore Sun confirms that saying that over the last two fiscal years, $15.7 billion has been used by the city.

But for what? As the president says, “Billions of dollars have been pumped in over the years, but to no avail.”

And Patton is asking why.

“My question to you guys is this: What are you actually doing with the money so that it actually benefits residents in the community for once instead of deep-pocketed, crooked politicians?”

She says, “We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration. We have given more in community development grants than the last administration to Baltimore.”

Just to put this in perspective for you, if that nearly $16 billion were evenly distributed throughout the Baltimore district, to every man, woman, and child, it would put just over $20,000 in their hands.

And that is just from the money received last year. That doesn’t even begin to include the billions given to the city every year. And yet, “Baltimore’s numbers are the worst in the United States on Crime and Economy,” Trump says.

According to recent FBI statistics and several other studies, Baltimore was named the murder capital of the country last year. It is also the second most violent city in the US and the third most dangerous. In fact, the homicide rate in Baltimore is so high that residents could qualify for refugee status according to current US asylum laws.

So what we have here is a district whose representative is bullying and berating the actions of Border Patrol agents who are trying to make a positive difference, while his own community is allowed to waste billions in federal funding only for its citizens to be left in squalid and unlivable conditions.

And those citizens are getting tired of being neglected if their response to Trump’s comments is any indication. Since last weekend, thousands of pictures, videos, and statements have been posted online and on social media by Baltimore residents, attesting to the poverty they live in and the dismal conditions both their government and economy are in. Some are giving up entirely and moving elsewhere.

Between 2017 and 2018 nearly 8,000 residents fled the city for a life where Cummings is not in charge. And since conditions have not gotten any better since then, the numbers have only risen. Soon, there will be no one left in a city that was once the pride of the eastern seaboard and a sign of what America could be.

Comments (49)

  1. Elijah Cummings has to be replaced with somebody else how is going to do the job. Clean up and don’t
    put the money in his pockets. This man is disgusting.

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  3. after this story i hope trump gets elected in 2020 with every american voter that is legal to vote once; and i hope every democrat that is in office that had or has received any money in office get audited. and gets whats coming if they r stealing this; that is a lot of money; or is this how many r getting rich; they just cant stand seeing the money go back to the tax payer. even though the tax payer was the one giving it out to help the low income; and we wonder why we r so in debt; 22 trillion dollars, was wasted and stolen from the american people. 20,000 per person; u know that someone is stealing; also including Chicago, st Louis, Atlanta Detroit, every urban city; Amarillo, all up the east coast along the 95 to Maine there is so much poverty . we have also to many refugee’s here that cant talk and understand English and our way of life that is wrong; we have so many kids in school that r not being taught in nothing but being brainwash; and that is wrong; there is so many kids that dont know the true history of our nations because they rather teach what they think should have been or teach the class what u think and not the truth; that is wrong; and i will say it along with trump make american great again; and that is the truth; thank you for open my eyes; even thou they have been getting open since 9/11. they have been even more with obama in office but now with trump; i’m really seeing a sad sad story in the truth to what is happening; with the fighting that democrat have been doing and law suit after law suit; my eyes r very well open; and i’m so glad people r stepping up i just wish there would be a lot more; unless they just being brainwash also; no doubt; would not be surprised;

  4. This could be the end of Cummings in 2020

  5. All Demorats need over site. Yes, where did all this money go too?

  6. Follow the money.

  7. I believe that embezzlement and misappropriation of funds is a federal crime. LOCK CUMMINGS UP!

  8. In typical Dunbocratic fashion the Cummings residence was broken into & robbed of the incriminating evidence he had stuffed around. Kinda reminds me of the KILLINTON FIRE that destroyed who knows what damning evidence inside. Great criminal minds think alike!

  9. This is proof, that, we must amend our Constitution, and enact, T E R M L I M I T, FOR ALL OF OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS. This business of having these crooked politicians, act as if they owned American cities, it is enough. Enough of having these bastards, sit in power sits for 20 – 30 40 + years, have never worked a DAY IN THEIR LIVES, and they become, God knows, milliners and perhaps even Billionaires, on Tax Payers Money. Maximum 2 terms for both congress and the Senate, in all the City and State elections. Once served, no chance of another elective office anywhere for at least 10 years. No jobs, with the Lobby Firms, or some great company, needing Advisors with connections. They must go home and do what ever they did before, becoming Senators or Congressman. If we wont do this we are going to loose our great America, to these crooked politicians, they will become DICTATOES as they are already, like one. Let’s start this change, ASK THE P

    RESIDENT TO GET BEHIND THIS IDEA, term limit for all elective offices in America>>>>

  10. all crooked democrats . what a sin.

  11. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE DEMS NEED FIEST RESPONDERS AND THEY DONT SHO UP.

  12. Check cummings his wife and family, bet they have it.

  13. In my grand opinion, Baltimore has been run by the wrong politicians with the wrong motives, they all love the “Grand Life”, who doesn’t???

  14. This is exactly what you can expect THROUGHOUT the country if you/we embrace SOCIALISM and the coruption that goes with it. No jobs, no food, no water, no homes just filth, dispare, and starvation like Venezuela. And corrupt politicians , and NWO proponents enjoying millions! While ” Rome Burns”.

  15. The Federal government shouldn’t be giving any amount of money it doesn’t have to states and cities to address local needs. The Federal government exists to address NATIONAL needs and priorities.

  16. Every taxpayer and politician should want to know how and where our money is being spent. Oh, and wouldn’t it be nice if msm the so called watchdog of government would investigate how taxpayer money is spent everywhere.

  17. You can bet money went into their pockets. Biggest crooks around.

  18. So do you think cummings will be held accountable or will they blame Trump like good democrats always do blame others for their criminal activities!

  19. It’s a dam shame Trump made Baltimore such a mess, OH WAIT, it’s not Trumps fault. Look at every city in the United States that is a rat, drug and crime infested mess and I’ll guarantee you it has democrats running them!!!!!

  20. Well, well, it took the President’s comments for HUD to start to do its job, we hope? Does HUD not have a system of oversight and accounting of the money received and spent. It appears they know how much was allocated to Baltimore and that is it, no followup, no accountability, no show us what the money was spent on and where is the proof? It appears the federal billions have gone somewhere else, has HUD asked for and checked the so-called Major’s off-shore bank accounts and his residence for all the (probable) upgrades, additions, garage full of exotic autos and oh yeah, his state of the art security system and elite estate guards. I have no idea if what i am saying is reality but I would be willing to bet some or all of it is reality, Come on, what the hell, how can a USA government agency (HUD) ignore what has apparently been known for two decades and what, they weren’t, someone was on the TAKE! Not only does Baltimore’s Mayor need to be held accountable, so do all the City Officials as well as all the City Department Heads and a federal audit needs to be conducted on HUD as well. Is Cummings a graduate of Maxine Waters Accounting School? There is Maryland registered voters to blame as well, the die-hard voter that stays with a Democratic Party that exists in their imaginations only. The voter that says the Democrats are for the poor, the underprivileged, etc, etc. etc.! That may have been our grandparents Democrats but it stopped being their platform and truth with that generation. Come on, Maryland voters!!!!!!!!! It is time you joined the 21st Century. The current Democrats are not for those entities, they are for the demise of our heritage based Democratic Republic and for nothing more than an increased voter base that cow-tows to everything that is anti-American, mom’s apple pie and our traditional values! They put illegal immigrants and open borders above you, USA citizens, legal immigrants and legal refugees. The current in-fighting proves that statement! What is left of the old school Democrats are faced with the new generation that calls themselves Democrats as that do not have the internal fortitude to publicly announce (as of yet) what they really are; The third and separate political party of today: The Radical Progressive Left Wing Socialist Democrats. Maryland voters, do you really want to vote for that? The anti-American “SQUAD” as they are the front runners of the new generation politician that my America wants no part of (one and done is the answer for that miscarriage of voting outcome). Change you voting habit and rid yourselves of your currant plight, your elected officials that care nothing about you and yours. You have the power, use it, vote for candidates that are for you and yours and will back that up with action, accountability, transparency and not be an advocate of blatant misrepresentation and corruption! How long and how much does it take for you, the Maryland voter, to show you are fed-up and are smarter that you used to be!

  21. I have an answer ! Into the Socialist Progressive Democratic Party members pockets !

  22. We all want to knolw.

  23. Billions of Tax payer money????????and they don’t know where it went, or how it was spent?…why aren’t these politicians in Baltimore held accountable?……oh I know, no one can say anything lest they be accused of being a “racist”.

  24. It’s time to start doing indictments within the congress. There are many people in congress who need to be investigated, Pelsoi/Waters/Feinstein/Cummings, to name a few.

    Congress has been allowed for way too long, to run things accordingly their own way, and not have to answer to anybody. This needs to be changed, the CORRUPT CONGRESS, needs to be showing us some accountability, other than tring to impeach POTUS, because they don’t like what you’re doing?

  25. CUMMINGS YOU WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHING!!!!!!

    WHERE IS THE MONEY HONEY????????
    You should have kept your Pie-Hole shut!
    After all you, OBAMA AND SANDERS all called Baltimore a RAT INFESTED CITY!

    BUT IT WAS ONLY RACIAL WHEN PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT!!!!!
    You DEMIs are full of it!!!!!

    NOW! you must answer the real question, COUNTERFEITER?
    WHERE DID BILLIONS GO?????
    The Black FOLKS in Baltimore will CRUCIFY you!

  26. What about the slum lords who own most of housing units that are rats infested and owners like Kuschner do absolutely nothing maybe he and his family should live there for a while mad and discusted with the Trumps

  27. The City MUST show accountability as to how it uses Govt. Funds. Why NOT just each citizen 22,000 dollars and let them use as they see fit ?

  28. When will these Politicians be put in jail for defrauding the American Citizens… Remember their comes a time a Tipping Point Will take place. When all American Citizens will rise up and the Politicians we have to run to abandon the Country. Just like Cuba.

  29. How many billions did Obama give the Dems in Baltimore? lol I wonder where that money went?!

  30. That is why the Baltimore Colts moved to Indianapolis…

  31. They should be investigated. Tax Returns shd be available for all to read.

  32. CUMMINGS , YOU AND YOUR GANG OF ROBBERS NEED TO GIVE BACK ALL OF MY MONIES .! ! ! THEN CHARGED WITH THEFT OF FEDERAL MONIES. ! ! ! YOUR WIFE’S CHARITIES NEEDS TO BE INVESTIGATED AND FEDERAL CHARGES SHOULD ALSO BE FILED. ! ! ! I AM NOT RACIST , I AM A AMERICAN AND SPEAK FOR ALL GOOD AND REAL AMERICANS .! ! !

  33. Cummings and his sorry wife have a lot to answer for, Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house. Burn Baby Burn you race baiting corrupt politician.

  34. Look at Cummings accounts. Raid his home at 3:00 a.m.
    Arrest him and his wife for stealing city funds.
    Why are they rich while others are poor?

    Unacceptable living conditions to those living in Baltimore.

  35. If we cannot get accountability of 16 billion in money sent to Baltimore, what about many other US cities .Is corruption that bad in this country? there must be many more men like Cummings ! Its time for all monies doled out to cities to show complete accountability for expenditures. as of NOW.

  36. Every politician and taxpayer should want to know how billions of taxpayer money is spent no matter what state, city or organization.

  37. Investigate to a list of things done for the betterment of we the People.should not allow any one to pocket our hard earned monies and not showing where it is spent. We need to focus on all findings and where the money goes and to what cause. Common sense and thriftiness are important. Focusing on the improvements of every city of every state. Some one is not being loyal .

  38. Cummings is known among contractors who do work in Baltimore as “Kickback Cummings”.
    Sounds like maybe HUD could start their investigation by talking to some contractors who work in Baltimore!

  39. Check the corrupt politicians of baltimore and maryland pockets and offshore accounts. Maybe they believe they are so powerful, just look into their bank accounts.

  40. This does not explain where the $16 Billion was spent or where it ended up??

  41. Cummings and his crooked wife, his side pocket so to speak, have been doing what DeBlasio and his wife did with the $900,000. they recently made disappear. These crooked Democrats are a disgrace to this Nation. This c annot pass without them being brought to Justice. Meticulous accounts must be demanded and achieved. Not just swept under the rug as is the ‘Democratic Way’ amidst cries of racial injustice. Bull!!

  42. Damn, in my book that is more than $20 billion in the last 6 years (4 times the amount that Trump was asking for to build the wall on the southern border) and the city has not changed in 30 years, except for the sorts venues and the harbor around the sports venues, but that happened before Cummings cane into office. now, I can understand why the house ethics committee has not done any questioning to the matter (birds of a feather and all that) , but not HUD has finally stood up with a concerned look, but why hasn’t the fbi already not pounded on Cunnings front door and pulled him and his wife in for questioning, as to where the plus $20 billion dollars gone and whose name is on the accounts? Maybe Cummings could make a donation to Trump to help build the wall, after-all he has more available resource than the president does!

  43. Then why isn’t an investigation ongoing? If you know these funds are being misused by the crooked cummings and his cronies, why aren’t they arrested? Why aren’t they out of office? Why do you continue to give billions of dollars to them and do nothing to justify it?

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