In my last blog I mentioned the fact that Romney lost the election so I guess that meant a lot of people want free stuff from Obama. I was immediately attacked by critics calling me “racist” and saying “a lot of white people who voted for Romney are getting free stuff too.”
First of all I never mentioned any race in my blog . I just said “people” in general. In fact I have many friends and family members who are hard working who voted for Obama so I didn’t mean all Obama voters want free stuff. There are numerous you tube videos of people both black and white being interviewed outside welfare offices saying they don’t intend to look for a job as long as they get their “Obama bucks” as they call their welfare checks. Also let’s not forget the woman who said “Obama was going to pay for her mortgage and pay for the gas in her car.”
As far as people who are getting free stuff and voted for Romney, I would be willing to bet they voted for him knowing he is a job creator being the former CEO of one of the largest international corporations there is in Baine Capital and he personaly helped a lot of people out and they were in their predicament because of Obama’s policies which caused them to be laid off.
I did a little research on the subject and found that there are these 11 States now that have more People on Welfare than they do Employed! And Surprise surprise 7 of these States voted for Obama. (see pic above) As far as calling me a racist, more whites are on welfare than blacks even though Obama increased the unemployment and food stamp roles by at least 12 million.
Also check out the following article I found in the Chicago tribune explaining the ratio between whites and blacks and Hispanics on welfare.
Despite prevailing stereotype, Whites, not Blacks, collect greatest share of public aid dollars
SAY the word “welfare” and immediately the image of the lazy Black welfare queen who breeds for profit surfaces in the minds of those who have come to believe the hideous stereotype. It is a myth that persists despite government figures and authoritative studies showing that Whites overwhelmingly reap the lion’s share of the dole.The image of the Black “welfare cheat,” public aid advocates say, is based on misconceptions about poor minorities. The notion, they say, comes from society’s resentment of seemingly able-bodied people getting paid for doing nothing
: Some 61 percent of welfare recipients are White, while 33 percent are Black, according to 1990 Census Bureau statistics, the latest figures available.
When it comes to welfare, perceptions have often trumped reality. Among the facts:
•Though blacks are disproportionately represented among food stamp recipients, far more whites receive such assistance. When recipients identified themselves by race in 2010, 34 percent were white, 22 percent were black and 16 were percent Hispanic, the Agriculture Department said.
•Food-stamp spending has indeed increased under Obama, but its steady climb began under President George W. Bush.
•Blacks form a slight plurality in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, a system that offers cash assistance and is much smaller than the food stamp program. Of families receiving TANF help in 2009, 33 percent were African-American, 31 percent were white and 29 percent were Hispanic.
•Since passage of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, those seeking cash assistance have faced strict work requirements and a five-year lifetime limit.
•In some welfare categories, rolls have dramatically declined. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the TANF cash assistance program, about 1.9 million families received TANF funds last year, down from a record 5 million families in 1994.
The percentages vary from state to state and a majority of the country receiving and abusing benefits are White Americans. You can call it whatever you like when a minority requires assistance, just keep in mind that many people who receive benefits are working poor, single mothers, college students, etc. Everyone is not sitting on their butts, everyone is not lazy. This system was put in place originally to help everyone except minorities. There are lazy, drug-addicted welfare abusers in every race. The media just chooses to exploit one race more than others. The real issue is making the deadbeat dads in this country pay for their children and raising the minimum wage to a livable wage! Back up off the stereotypes and racist logical fallacies. It serves no good in the long run.
I Hope this settles it!!!