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Newt Gingrich to urge blacks to get off food stamps

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Newt Gingrich, 2012 Presidential Candidate / Photo: www.newt.org

“I will go to the NAACP convention and tell the African-American community why they should demand paychecks instead of food stamps,” 2012 Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said according to TheGrio.com.

Gingrich allegedly made this comment during a town hall in Plymouth, New Hampshire.

I’m not sure what the context of Gingrich’s statement was, but if it’s true that he made that statement, I hope he plans to go to other communities and preach the same thing.

By no means are African-Americans the only group of people that use food stamps.

“When it comes to total welfare receipts, Whites receive 34 percent of federal food assistance benefits, African-Americans 22 percent, and Hispanics 17 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,” The Grio article says.

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