Newt Gingrich 'Irritated' By Outrage Over His Comments On Food Stamps

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    Newt Gingrich 'Irritated' By Outrage Over His Comments On Food Stamps


    Newt gets confronted and comes up with weak cop-out



    Bullshit cop-out, Newt was racially pandering to rightwing whites by mentioning blacks and welfare in the same breath.
     
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    IN general newt gingrich is right. If this idiot can't see that a large percentage of his people are on food stamps and welfare he is blind. A fool.
     
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    ItÂ’s hard to create jobs when you fight two wars on foreign soil. Food stamps and rationing are normal when your nation have been in war for so long on two fronts.
     
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    What percentage of blacks are on welfare?
     
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    With regard to AFDC the figures are:

    White 38.8%
    Black 39.8
    Hispanic 15.7
    Asian 2.4
    other 3.3

    To break down these numbers, we look at how many Whites are in the population as a WHOLE. If Blacks make up less 14% of the population and are almost 40% of all receipients, then they represent about 2.5 times their actual population. Since Whites are over 50% of the total US pop., they represent less than their overall piece of the pie, population-wise. Hispanics are at least 15% of the general population, so they take only about as much as what their population represents. Why am I writing this? Because I am tired of the misrepresentations on this issue. I read so many on here claiming that more Whites are on welfare than Blacks (true, in terms of raw numbers), yet not accounting for the fact that there are over 4X as many Whites in this country than Blacks! In statistics, you cannot go by mere numbers. Only if the playing field is exactly equal, which is rarely is! This thread was started, not to be racist, but to keep it real. After all, there are some legitimate reasons for Blacks to

    Welfare Stats By Race: Let's Get Down To The Nitty Gritty - Topix
     
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    38 percent of all welfare goes to 14 percent of the population!

    Why?

    Poverty By Race/Ethnicity

    Areas with a high incidence of poverty often reflect the low income of their racial/ethnic minorities. Nonmetro non-Hispanic Blacks had the highest incidence of poverty in 2010, at 32.9 percent (32.2 percent in 2009). The 2010 poverty rate for nonmetro Hispanics was 29.5 percent, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than in 2009. Both non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic poverty rates for 2010 were more than twice the rate for non-Hispanic Whites (13.1 percent), which was also the case in 2009.

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    I asked you what percentage of blacks are on welfare?
     
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    I am a radical plain and simple. Not right not left. I do not understand why healthy people can not perform services that will save this country money in order to receive these food stamps etc. Perhaps that is what Gingrich meant but failed to articulate.
     
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    Nearly 9 million African Americans receive food stamps each month. This represents a quarter of the African American population.

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    Facts About African Americans in the Food Stamp Program — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    African Americans Benefit Disproportionately from the Food Stamp Program
    ■One in three food stamp households is headed by an African American. More than a third of food stamp benefits — over $10 billion per year — are issued to African-Americans. (According to Census data, African Americans make up about 12 percent of the U.S. population.)
    ■Nearly 9 million African Americans receive food stamps each month. This represents a quarter of the African American population.

    ■A typical African American family on the Food Stamp Program has income (not including food stamps) at 56 percent of the poverty line (compared to 64 percent for all food stamp households). For a family of three, 56 percent of the poverty line corresponds to a monthly income of $775, or an annual income of $9,300.
    ■Food stamps constitute 26 percent of total monthly income for a typical African American family that participates in the Food Stamp Program.
     
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