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But I do know this: that the two and a half years that I've been at HUD, I am absolutely convinced that some of the best workers in the world are in Federal Government.

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.

And what most people don't understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business.

In 1965, I marched for equality.

America is a place where you can be born into a low-income household but still lift yourself up, and it doesn't matter what color you are.

You can't rise as a class. You have to rise individually. It's what many of the civil rights-era people don't understand.

The dream doesn't lie in victimization or blame; it lies in hard work, determination and a good education.

I believe that if you are elderly, physically or mentally handicapped we have an obligation too you, but if you are able-bodied, you should be working.

So, we're saying, if we can give developers and builders incentives to cut down on the regulatory barriers that are faced in this country, then we might be able to address the needs of affordable housing.

And I'm the kind of manager that doesn't believe that you micro-manage professionals. They should understand their responsibility and carry out those responsibility.

The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing.

And for far too long, the Democrats have had a monopoly on black votes in this country.

But we look back now, and we realize the Great Society was not a success.

For the first half of my adult life, I was a Democrat.

HUD's mission is to provide decency and sanitary housing for low and moderate income people in this country.

I think serving your government is the greatest thing in the world.

I think that there will always be a need for Housing and Urban Development.

In the final analysis, it is your decision to make, but it doesn't move as fast as I'd like it to move.

Progress for black Americans depends on good schools because education is the last great equalizer.

So, I have the responsibility of making sure that HUD functions and runs well.