Thursday, April 26, 2012

House Dem: Unemployed will vote Obama for welfare | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner

House Dem: Unemployed will vote Obama for welfare | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner: Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., explained last night how unemployment could actually encourage people to vote for President Obama in order to secure welfare benefits such as food stamps.

"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," Fattah, Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, told MSNBC's Al Sharpton last night.

Fattah quickly reformulated his analysis of why the unemployed will back Democrats. "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.


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