Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson - Welfare Robs Incentive

I got back very late today, so I will just provide a link about an episode of The View in which Dr. Ben Carson made some statements that would anger some people- particularly Whoopie Goldberg, who quite feebly attempted to protest Dr. Carson's position. Note that the hyper-energetic and very funny  actor Terry Crews enthusiastically demonstrated his support for what the doctor said.

I fast-forwarded the video to 6:45 minutes to watch the part noted in the link.


"Appearing on “The View” Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson explained why he believes the current welfare system in the United States is not doing the poor any favors. His insightful response actually moved actor Terry Crews to join the audience in applauding the retired neurosurgeon.

“When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors,” Carson said. “When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There there, you poor little thing… Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.’”

“What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out,” he concluded.

“I agree,” Crews responded, clapping along with the audience.

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