GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated “I don’t believe in the progressive model of you poor, poor little thing, you’re the victim and I’m going to take care of you” on Wednesday’s “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel.
Carson said, “I have a very deep concern for the downtrodden in our society. If you go back and you look at my history, you will see that is consistently the pattern, putting in reading rooms, particularly in Title I schools around the country, going around and speaking at schools. I had a program at the hospital where we had hundreds of kids come in, and I would talk to them, and show them slides, and try to get them encouraged. It’s just that I don’t believe in the progressive model of you poor, poor little thing, you’re the victim and I’m going to take care of you, because that’s not getting us anywhere, and I’m trying to wake people up.”
He added, “it’s a false narrative that I want to get rid of all of welfare and all the programs. That’s just something that the left-wing puts out to try to make me seem like a bad guy. That’s absolutely a lie. But what I do want to do is get business, industry, academia, Wall Street, churches, community groups involved and investing in people around them. Because that’s the only thing that brings people out.” And “since the 60s, we’ve spent over 19 trillion dollars on the war on poverty. What do we have? 10 times more people on food stamps, more welfare, more incarceration and crime, broken families, out of wedlock birth. Everything was supposed to be better, it’s not only worse, it’s much worse.”
Carson commented on Hillary Clinton’s server being turned over to the Justice Department, stating, “I’ve been saying for weeks, whether she’s in legal trouble or not, if people are paying attention, they recognize that someone in her position, who doesn’t realize that they are putting the nation’s security at risk by doing what they’re doing. How in the world are you going to turn the keys over to them? Are you kidding me?”
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