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RICK SANTORUM TARGETS BLACKS IN ENTITLEMENT REFORM
by Ann
Santorum targets blacks in entitlement reform
By Luci Madison
Updated: 6:35 p.m. ET

At a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa on Sunday, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum singled out blacks as being recipients of assistance through federal benefit programs, telling a mostly-white audience he doesn't want to "make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money."

Answering a question about foreign influence on the U.S. economy, the former Pennsylvania senator went on to discuss the American entitlement system - which he argued is being used to politically exploit its beneficiaries.

"It just keeps expanding - I was in Indianola a few months ago and I was talking to someone who works in the department of public welfare here, and she told me that the state of Iowa is going to get fined if they don't sign up more people under the Medicaid program," Santorum said. "They're just pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That's what the bottom line is."

He added: "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."

"Right," responded one audience member, as another woman can be seen nodding.

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"And provide for themselves and their families," Santorum added, to applause. "The best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling again."

It is unclear why Santorum pinpointed blacks specifically as recipients of federal aid. The original questioner asked "how do we get off this crazy train? We've got so much foreign influence in this country now," adding "where do we go from here?"

When asked about the comments in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley, Santorum said he wasn't aware of the context of his remark, but mentioned that he had recently watched the movie "Waiting for Superman," which analyzes the American public education system through the stories of several students and their families. (The students and their families portrayed in the movie represent several races.)"I've seen that quote, I haven't seen the context in which that was made," Santorum told Pelley, of the Sunday remarks. "Yesterday I talked for example about a movie called, um, what was it? 'Waiting for Superman,' which was about black children and so I don't know whether it was in response and I was talking about that."

Santorum stressed that he wants to make life better for Americans regardless of race.

"Let me just say that no matter what, I want to make every lives [sic] better - I don't want anybody - and if you look at what I've been saying, I've been pretty clear about my concern for dependency in this country and concern for people not being more dependent on our government, whatever their race or ethnicity is."

CBS News found that of the people on food stamps in Iowa, only nine percent are black and 84 percent are white.

Just days ago, the Pennsylvania conservative raised some eyebrows while talking about diversity at an event in Ottumwa, Iowa.

"I was at a debate with Howard Dean and we were asked what was the most imp quality of America and he said diversity. Diversity? Have you ever heard of e pluribus unum?....The greatness of America is people who are diverse coming together to be one," Santorum said. "If we celebrate diversity, we lay the groundwork for that conflict. We need to celebrate common values and have a president that lays out those common values."

Tolleah Price and Naureen Khan contributed to this report.

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Hmm.

"It just keeps expanding - I was in Indianola a few months ago and I was talking to someone who works in the department of public welfare here, and she told me that the state of Iowa is going to get fined if they don't sign up more people under the Medicaid program," Santorum said. "They're just pushing harder and harder to get more and more of you dependent upon them so they can get your vote. That's what the bottom line is."

Where is the proof that states will be fined if they do not sign up more people under the Medicaid program? Where is the proof that the federal government is forcing states to do this?

"He added: "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."

And just whose money will you be giving to Black people?

Your ignorance of welfare in its various forms is pathetic. All citizens pay into the system known as welfare, and the following are all welfare entitlements: Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, federal housing subsidies, school lunch program, veterans preferance, and gasp!, horror of horrors, the worst one of them all---corporate welfare.

Why single out Blacks only? With an almost-White majority population, many of whom are on welfare, is it your racist belief that what they receive is rightfully theirs, but, fellow Black citizens who have worked hard, paid into the system, and are now in need of assitance, have no right to receive benefits they paid for like every other American citizen? Fools like Santorum and Newt Gingrinch need to be asking themselves why are so many American citizens on food stamps? Why do so many American citizens have to work 2, 3 jobs just to make ends come close to touching, never mind meeting. Why believe the racist and classist lie that Blacks and other poor people are not looking for work and ways to better the lives of themselves and their families?

Oh, and why is it Messeurs Santorum and Gingrich that neither one of you have the balls to go after the corporate welfare queens?

As for this twisted statement:

"And provide for themselves and their families," Santorum added, to applause. "The best way to do that is to get the manufacturing sector of the economy rolling again."

There are hard-working Black families that providing for their families, just like everyone else across America. As to the so-called manufacturing sector of which you speak, that horse has long since been beaten and chased off the farm when greedy businesses and corporations sold so many jobs overseas and turned many once thriving communities in skeletons of their former selves. Just what kinds of jobs do you have in mind for Black citkizens, Sen. Santorum? Hmm?

As for the state of Iowa, is it made up demographically of just Blacks and Whites, with no other ethnic/racial groups (Asian, Arabic, Latino, Native American, etc) residing there? Are there not other ethnic/racial groups on various forms of entitlement, other than just Blacks and Whites?

Well, at least he did not call Blacks Welfare Queens.

No, wait, he did call them welfare queens. Well, at least his buddy Newt Ging-Grinch said it:

"I will go to the NAACP convention and tell the African American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps."

Wow, and all this time I have been working and paying, via city/county/state/federal taxes into the system when I could have been going through all kinds of disrespectful hell to get a few measley food stamps. Damn. Guess all that money I paid into the system is taking care of the White citizens who are on welfare of all kinds.

"We need to celebrate common values and have a president that lays out those common values."

And just what arethese "common values" of which you speak, Sen. Sanitarium?

People who have the same color epidermis as you? People who would rather believe that there are no working-class Black citizens? People who would rather blame their hard luck on their fellow Black ctizens, instead of finding constructive ways that would help all American citizens?

Yeah, I got your common values, Sen. Asylum.

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WHEN YOU EXPECT NOTHING LESS, NOTHING SURPRISE'S US....
Friday, January 6th 2012 at 8:10PM
Hello Ms. Clark,

Again, you are whining and complaining as an ignorant soul feeling sorry for yourself. You ought to stop it, okay

It looks to me that all you do is to look for issues of wrongful doings to Black Americans just to whine and complain about because you love whining and complaining.

Have I not said to you before that our only permanent solution is that we must desire to become a sovereign people on the best fertile and reasonable portion of this continent that we could worship God, pursue life, liberty, happiness and prosperity in our own way?

Did I not say that how God delivered or helped the children of Israel 4000 years ago in the days of Moses God must deliver Black Americans out of bondage and subjugation in White America the same way and our divine delivery has started?

The time is soon coming that your whining and complaining will stop.

Now, stop whining and complaining and let's talk about our imminent sovereignty, okay.

Nobody, even Dr. King can bring about our sovereignty. Our sovereignty will come through me since I am Black America's first genuine prophet.

In other words, if we had authority over ourselves this teenage Black American girl would not have been deported, but if the teenage girl was White as you said it would not have happened. Consequentially, if you are intelligent about anything you would see that I am right when I say that our only permanent solution is that we must desire to become a sovereign people having a country of our own right here on this continent.

Friday, January 6th 2012 at 11:28PM
Harry Watley
Well Harry you should know, you seem to prove me right in all my blogs. That it is better to be thought a fool than to speak-out and remove all doubt.
Friday, January 6th 2012 at 11:42PM
Ms. Clark,

All that you are doing now is criticizing me when you should be explaining why I am wrong to want our Black Americans people to be sovereign in a country of our own.

We, Black Americans are going to inherit a fertile and reasonable portion of this continent that we could call our very own country with borders. For example, the borders of South and North Carolina to the Canadian border and from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean Black Americans will inherit.

If you think this is wrong then that is what you should talk about rather then criticizing me of being a fool by opening my mouth and removing all doubt.
We need to stop being against each other and be more for understanding the things I say.

Now, the question to you is this. Am I wrong for wanting Black Americans to have our own country and sovereignty and at the same time putting an end to your whining and complaining?

If you notice, I don't whine and complain because I have a permanent solution and that is Black Americans must desire to become a sovereign people and we will!

People without solutions whines and complains all the time as well as criticizes all the time.

Saturday, January 7th 2012 at 12:05AM
Harry Watley
Harry it must be nice living in your own little world,and never having to face reality... Sorry i donot have the energy to keep wasting on your ignorance,please go waste someone else's time thanks.
Saturday, January 7th 2012 at 1:05AM
Dianne,

I'm not surprised about anything that comes out of Politicians' mouths these days, because they will say whatever is needed to get a vote.


Saturday, January 7th 2012 at 1:15AM
Jen Fad
You are so right Jen,that is why nothing they say or do can shock us,they are all so predictable. And the mask they all are trying to wear falls off everytime.
Saturday, January 7th 2012 at 2:03AM
Hello Ms. Clark,

You say Harry it must be nice living in your own little world, and never having to face reality... Sorry I donít have the energy to keep wasting on your ignorance, please go waste someone else's time thanks.

So, you think that I am not living and facing reality because I want Black Americans to be sovereign and in a country of our own.
For you to think this way towards me shows how stupid of a woman you are because by having our own it would not be necessary for you to constantly whine and complain about what we don't have and the things that are happening to us now, liked the Black girl being deported. You yourself said that if she was White it would not have happened. Yet, your stupid and ignorant mind turns on me for wanting better for our Black American, people.

You are just covering up your ignorance and stupidity when you make the excuse of not having the energy to waste on me. You do not have the intelligence to deal with me. Do you not want Black Americans to have our own?


Sunday, January 8th 2012 at 1:59AM
Harry Watley
Give it up Harry, i will not get into a battle wit's with an unarmed person like yourself.
You can never be on any intelligent level of thinking because your brain power has been shut-off for a very long time. You know nothing, so you cannot say nothing stop wasting everyone's time and go live life in your reality in your mind. And this is all i have to say to you an this subject.
Sunday, January 8th 2012 at 3:12AM
"I" must say it is good he said this, because it has forced the truth out about who is really the greatest number of people on welfare and is sure is not Black people. What next more people living on / near military bases actually believeing their own eyes when they see military in full uniform using food stamps? (smile)

...And, it is priceles that we are not going to be voting these people right back into office next time around .Without all of that lobby money they now collect not being able to come to their pockets, I wonder how soon they will be homeless after getting voted out that is if they don't end up, up there with the former governor of Ill.?lol (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Hoping we watch the political debates over the week end. It will be the begining of why and how these policicians themselves will be forced to call most if not all of what comes out of their mouths are lies not mishaps. LOL (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
@Dianne, I believe if we continue to post blogs like this one we can better be able to understand teh codes behind these kinds of statements. example, I will be posting a theme called If you can not dialogue, read no farther (just changed the name of the blog)...

It will be about something Fox (must keep a closer eye on th enemy. lol) keeps bringing up over and over on something Ron Paul said which has led me to believe is tied directly into this blog. (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Poor Santorum is running out of states that 'openly' hate us the most which means his self hatred are going to be more of a hendrance to him tahn to us. Much, much more of a serious problem for him than Romney is even...

He is already showing he is one of his own worst enemys as he is so blinded maybe by what comes with a one tracked mind with no new ideas at all how to handle (or maybe not able to fully understand how this nation can / has changed over night(another one of my been there done taht.lol) Most of what is happening right now has never been seen by many including Santorum. All of his life he has been told we can not unite therefore he has no guide to go by only those things he has been taught all of his life are a lie. (otfl) (smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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