by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World, Scholarship in Action
Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich has some interesting views on both President Obama and the food stamp program. First, Gingrich believes that President Obama is the “best food stamp president in history,” since, according to Newt, there are 47 million Americans on food stamps. Secondly, Gingrich seems to think that you can use food stamps to pay for a trip to Hawaii.
Gringrich spoke recently at a “slice the deficit” pizza party sponsored by a group called “Strong America Now” (maybe they were originally planning the party for Herman Cain, who has less cheater baggage than Gingrich himself). At the event, Gingrich said this:
“Remember, this is the best food stamp president in history. So more Americans today get food stamps than before. And we now give it away as cash — you don’t get food stamps. You get a credit card, and the credit card can be used for anything. We have people who take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii. They give food stamps now to millionaires because, after all, don’t you want to be compassionate? You know, the Obama model: isn’t there somebody you’d like to give money to this week. That’s why we’re now going to help bailout Italy because we haven’t bailed out enough people this week, the president thought let’s write another check. After all, we have so much extra money.” Read more of this post