Discussion in 'Politics' started by ClosedCaption, Jan 18, 2012.
Because he saw it in a smoky mirror?
His arrogance and ignorance?
If Gingrich were serious about jobs for black people, he would suggest a program where poor city blacks are taught how to install and maintain solar panels, which would be subsidized by tax breaks for companies that hire workers.
THAT'S how you break the cycle of poverty, give them the TOOLS to escape it, instead of simply insisting they pull themselves up by their bootstraps, like mere MERIT is all that is required in today's work environs.
See when you look at the quote he says that blacks are satisfied with Food Stamps instead of paychecks. Surprisingly the "satisifed" part was left out in headlines and some posters here.
Does he want blacks to actually invite him to hear his ideas or is he playing to that part of the base?
Gingrich singles out blacks in food stamp remark - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
This is my opinion only. But, people weather black,white, yellow, brown are on food stamps for years and years. They must be satisfied with them or they would try to change it. Work 2 or 3 jobs or whatever it takes to get off of them. I know some people who have been on them their whole adult life ( My sister being one of them) and to them that is part of their income so they do not even try to better themselves to get off of them. People on the left feel they are entitled to this just for breathing. Sorry your not entitled to it. You should work for it. I believe that food stamps or welfare should be a stepping stool not a way of life.
Thanks for that. Would be a lot easier if OPs would link to their ranting.
It appears that what Newts said was pretty stupid... I get what he means but he worded it very badly.
You of course are aware that the 53% of us who actually pay income taxes fund 47 different federal jobs training programs, correct? Do you think a 48th program is what will make the difference?
We've had a war on poverty since 1965 and all the entitlements have done is settle people into that lifestyle instead of break the cycle.
Government Waste By The Numbers: Report Identifies Dozens Of Overlapping Programs | Fox News
Agreed. One hunnert percent!
I don't know what Newt sounds like inside his own head, especially these days with his anti-capitalist rants, but his NAACP remark sounds pretty racist.
While you are correct that there are some people who settle for food stamps and don't make an effort to get off them, those people are as you say. Black, white, yellow, whatever.
By singling out blacks, Newt is saying it is they and they alone who are not making the effort.
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