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Welfare Debate
Jan 9, 2012 | News Archive

The United States poverty rate has peaked at an all time high at 15.1 percent and the economy is in need of a serious change. Like most budget cutting conversations, the welfare system is forefront. 
By: Kyle Morris

After the recent Iowa caucus Republican front runners Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachutsetts and Rick Santorum, former Senator of Pennsylvania appear to promise exactly that. However, what they intend on changing is the welfare system by obliterating it. Santorum and Romney both have spoken out against anti-poverty/ government funded benefit programs, with little to no facts to back out their claim. In the coming months, as political schemes more dirty and twisted, how will this “change” portray African-Americans?

 

Take a look at the following article about the 2012 Republican Candidate Nominees

“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.”

-Rick Santorum

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/06/anderson-cooper-rick-santorum-black-people-welfare-comments_n_1189100.html?ref=media

“Unemployment benefits, I think they've gone on a long, long, long time. We have to find ways to reduce our spending on a lot of the anti-poverty programs and unemployment programs.”

-Mit Romney

http://www.thepoliticalguide.com/Profiles/Governor/Massachusetts/Mitt_Romney/views/Welfare_and_Unemployment/

 

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