House Dem: Obama Will Get Votes Because He’ll Protect Unemployment Benefits & Food Stamps
Unemployment benefits and food stamps are guaranteed to bring in votes for President Barack Obama, or so says one House Democrat.
While appearing on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation,” Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) said the current state of the economy will encourage people to vote for President Obama because, unlike his Republican opponents, he will protect government assistance programs.
“Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they’re not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits — cut access to food stamps, cut job training,” Rep. Fattah, Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton Tuesday.
Perhaps realizing what he had just said, the Congressman tried to clarify his comments.
“I think on this election day, those who have a job can credit the administration for stabilizing our economy and those who don’t know that this administration is trying to put them to work,” he said.
Watch Rep. Fattah’s comments (via MSNBC):
But maybe it shouldn’t be surprising that a politician would openly admit that some voters are supporting President Obama because he’s the most likely to protect their government-aid gravy train.
That brings us to a final thought: given the fact that Rep. Fattah has more or less said it, do certain Republicans still need to apologize for referring to Barack Obama as “The Food Stamp President“?
(H/T: Washington Examiner)
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