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Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid

Published: Thu, January 5, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m.

Gingrich to black people: paychecks, not food aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.

The former House speaker told a town hall meeting Thursday in New Hampshire that if the NAACP invites him to its annual convention this year, he’d deliver that message.

Gingrich routinely lambasts President Barack Obama as the best food stamp president in American history.

Gingrich says he’d also pitch a new Social Security program aimed at helping young African-American males. The former House speaker says they get the smallest return on Social Security.

The NAACP had no immediate comment on Gingrich’s remarks.


1doowoptokidrock(325 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This bozo will say anything to get votes.Paychecks instead of food aid and using social security for young black males.

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2Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


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3georgejeanie(1494 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

What, work for a living, Lose the free medical care, discounted food vouchers, free child care, have lots of babies to make more dollars off the system, are you crazy Newt.?

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4db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Eliminate welfare and these folks will quickly develop a work ethic, stop having unwanted babies, and start climbing the ladder of success. I respect Gingrich for having the courage to speak the truth on a subject other politicians avoid.

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5peacelover(838 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Gingrich has insulted all black people by assuming all they care about is getting food stamps. Just goes to show how out of touch he is with reality. What a toad.

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6Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


"Gingrich has insulted all black people by assuming all they care about is getting food stamps."

No, not all blacks, just the ones that abuse the system. So don't make it more then what it is.

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7didijustsaythat(3 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I wonder what plans he has for the white recipients. The white recipients are costly for the taxpayer too.
While there is a significant number of blacks on welfare, they are not the only group to partake of system.
If it is about the money, then the only appropriate color to mention is green. There are many pale riders in the A B C suburbs.

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8BrothaLove(81 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

didijustsaythat and Peacelover

You took the words right out of my mouth on this one. Newt is just appealing to the base bigot in the Republican party - the idiot with no real facts just a disdain for blacks and likely anyone who is not white.

Blacks are not even the majority on welfare. Blacks only make up 12 percent of the population, it is absurd to believe they could be the majority on welfare. There is a high percentage of blacks in the system, but if you are talking about abuse you had better be talking about whites and hispanics as well.

I expect nothing more from Newt or the panel of candidates pressented by the Republican party now. It will certainly win him votes within the party and garner support from the typical beer swilling, crouch scratching, Troglodyte in the Mahoning Valley.


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9gingerspice(141 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Thank you for the facts BrothaLove! And as long as President Obama keeps getting "kicked in the rear", it's a blessing! That means he's in FRONT!!!! As long as people are bad mouthing you, you must be doing a GREAT JOB! It's when they stop you should worry!!

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10db(280 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The point is to demand jobs instead of entitlements. Giving people permanent welfare does not do them a service; it enslaves them to a second class life. Obama has bought the votes of the welfare and union blocks with taxpayer (& borrowed Chinese) money and while keeping him in power, is bankrupting America. The black community may vote for him on a racial basis but they should be demanding lower unemployment rates and an economy that provides more job opportunities.

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11Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Race: About 1 in 4 Black mothers of childbearing ages (1.5 million) were AFDC recipients, higher than the 7 percent of corresponding White mothers (2.1 million). Despite these differences in recipiency rates, Black AFDC mothers did not have significantly more children than their White counterparts.


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12didijustsaythat(3 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Statistics from the late 90s, really?

Ohio's Fee For Service Report:

Ohio's Managed Care Report:

Ohio's Total Eligibility Report:

I'm in favor of making cuts and reducing the burden of the taxpayer. Do it, for every group represented. Don't save a little, save a lot.

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