How Welfare Destroys the Family
June 13, 2011
RUSH: Here's Karen in Graniteville, South Carolina. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush.
CALLER: I want to submit to you that without the demonization and chickification of men, that the liberals agenda cannot go forward because they need to do that in order to break up the family unit and get the father out of the home so that they can get their voter rolls farther along.
RUSH: Well, that's pretty harsh, to say they want the father out of the home.
CALLER: Well, to me, having grown up and gone through it... My family was a happy family until someone told my mother about the welfare system, and after she found out about that, she was gone in the click of a minute.
RUSH: You gotta be kidding me.
CALLER: Because she found out she could get something for nothing and do what she wanted to do with the rest of her time.
RUSH: Your own mother did that?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: Well, I've got a story in the UK Daily Mail today. Listen to this: "David Cameron Warns Feckless Parents Who Expect to Raise Children on Benefits -- David Cameron yesterday took a swipe at parents who expect to raise their children fully on state handouts, saying, 'It isn't going to happen.'" They've got a big problem. People expect to raise their families on benefits there!
CALLER: And, yes, sir, and they also teach the next generation that they can do that the same way -- and the more children that you have, the more that you get, and it still keeps the people on the welfare rolls and also voting for the liberal agenda.
RUSH: I have to tell you something: Karen has a point. Because this is exactly what's happened in the black community. The federal government has become the husband. The federal government has become the father. It exactly what's happened, and that's why the black family has disintegrated the way it has. It's not me who says so. It's black leaders who have called this program numerous times to make that point.