Cunningham: America's "so-called noble poor" don't use birth control so that "the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government"

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Bill Cunningham claimed that "[a]mong the so-called noble poor in America ... [b]irth control is not used so illegitimate children can be brought into the world, so the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government." Cunningham then added: "And then once the child is born, that is the key to financial riches in the poor communities -- white and black -- in America."

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After declaring on the October 27 broadcast of his radio show that "most responsible couples engage in birth control so they don't bring children into the world they cannot afford," Bill Cunningham claimed that "[a]mong the so-called noble poor in America, just the opposite is true. Birth control is not used so illegitimate children can be brought into the world, so the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government." Cunningham then added: "And then once the child is born, that is the key to financial riches in the poor communities -- white and black -- in America. And that key is Section 8 housing and vouchers; the key is food stamps, no work -- if you work you're punished."

Cunningham continued: "If you do work, you're thrown off the public dole. You get your Medicaid card and free dental care. And then you become a mascot of the Democrat [sic] Party, who promises you more riches on condition you continue to act poorly."

From the October 27 broadcast of Clear Channel's The Big Show with Bill Cunningham:

CUNNINGHAM: Nothing's gonna change. You can have all the "stop the violence" rallies and marches you want. Whether it's Avondale or Chicago or Lexington or Atlanta or -- wherever you wanna go -- New York, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, whatever. It's not gonna have any impact until government incentivizes families to raise the children they bring into the world. And as long as government is paying individuals to act irresponsibly -- white, black, brown, yellow, or red -- what difference does it make?

It isn't about color, it's about government paying for bad behavior. Most responsible couples engage in birth control so they don't bring children into the world they cannot afford. Among the so-called noble poor in America, just the opposite is true. Birth control is not used so illegitimate children can be brought into the world, so the mom can get more checks in the mail from the government. And then once the child is born, that is the key to financial riches in the poor communities -- white and black -- in America. And that key is Section 8 housing and vouchers; the key is food stamps, no work -- if you work you're punished. If you do work, you're thrown off the public dole. You get your Medicaid card and free dental care. And then you become a mascot of the Democrat [sic] Party, who promises you more riches on condition you continue to act poorly. If Obama would address that problem, and being the child of illegitimacy, Obama should know that perhaps more than anyone else. How was his life growing up?

Posted In
Economy, Poverty
Network/Outlet
Clear Channel, 700WLW
Person
Bill Cunningham
Show/Publication
The Big Show with Bill Cunningham
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