Tags: Johns | Hopkins | Carson | Obama

Johns Hopkins' Carson: Obama’s Policies Don’t Elevate US

Sunday, 17 Feb 2013 01:15 PM

By Amy Woods

Ben Carson, the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital whose comments during a presidential prayer breakfast have gone viral, said Sunday the remarks about taxation were not meant to be political.

“I don’t think it was particularly political,” Carson said on ABC’s “This Week,” adding he was “overwhelmed” by the response.

His comments at the prayer breakfast were in regard to the biblical concept of tithing.

Obamacare: Massive New Rules Revealed for 2013

“If you make 10 billion dollars, you put in a billion,” he said. “[If] you make 10 dollars, you put in one. Of course, you've got to get rid of the loopholes.”

He described President Barack Obama as a “talented politician” but said he disagrees with a lot of the leader’s policymaking.

“I’m a physician,” Carson said. “I like to diagnose things. There are a number of policies that I believe don’t lead to the growth of our nation and don’t lead to the elevation of our nation.”

He also likened members of Congress to third-graders.

“What we really need is to be able to tone down on the rhetoric and be able to discuss things in a reasonable and rational way and come to conclusions, rather than one side or the other side winning,” he said. “It’s unbelievable to me the way people act like third-graders, and if somebody doesn’t agree with him, they’re this, and they’re that. It’s so infantile.”

Obamacare: Massive New Rules Revealed for 2013

As for his own ambitions, Carson, 61, is retiring from practicing medicine this summer. But he said he’s not ruling out a future bid for political office.

“That’s not my intention,” he said. “But I always say, ‘I’ll leave that up to God.’”

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Navy SEAL: 'American Sniper' Criticisms Serve to Honor Heroes

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 13:58 PM

At least one Navy SEAL leader says ongoing criticism leveled at the blockbuster film "American Sniper" is only serving t . . .

Report: Little Growth in Science Degrees Since 2004

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 13:11 PM

Despite a nationwide focus on science, technology, engineering and math education, the number of students earning degre . . .

Journalists Organize Push for Union at Politico

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:56 AM

Politico employees are organizing an effort to unionize the news outfit after a series of recent shake-ups at the Capito . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved