GOHMERT! The Government “Lures Single Women into Servitude” With Welfare
Loveable Louie was on Fox & Friends today, expounding on a favorite wingnut talking point: making idiotic comparisons between things they don’t like and slavery, though GOHMERT! was careful to call it “servitude.”
And like Louie, I am so grateful for Fox News, that only beacon of truth in the vast liberal media wasteland, shedding the light of truth on the devastation that is welfare.
Well done Fox, and well done Louie!
Video at the link.
“We need to encourage and incentivize young women, not declare war on them by leading them into ruts like the Democrats did. You want to see who cares? It’s the people that try to help them reach their potential, not lure them into servitude away from it,” Gohmert said on “Fox and Friends,” while arguing that welfare checks make women dependent on the government. “So, the problem is the government, not those single moms.”
Gohmert was defending remarks he made on the House floor earlier in January about fraud, during which he said women had children in order to receive welfare checks.
“I heard the story over and over and over, how as a young girl in high school she was bored with high school and someone suggested, ‘Well, why don’t you just drop out of high school and have a baby and then the government will send you a check?’” he said on the House floor. “It began to really eat away with me that in the ’60s the federal government, desiring to help poor moms who were dealing with deadbeat dads that weren’t helping, decided, ‘We’ll help, we’ll give a check for every child you can have out of wedlock.’”
“Literally, Brian, thank God for Fox News,” Gohmert said. “You give the truth out. You get actually what was said.”