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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 08:46 PM

GOP Lawmaker Said Black Welfare Recipients 'Substituted One Plantation For Another' [View all]

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Source: Huffington Post

Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) called welfare recipients "parasites" and compared the benefits program to slavery in the most recent of a series of derogatory remarks unearthed by CNN. "Now, you've got the modern welfare state that tells black folks and Hispanic folks and poor white folks: 'Don't worry.

In an April 2012 segment of his radio show, "The Jason Lewis Show," the congressman suggested that black Americans who receive welfare are still living on a "plantation."

"Blacks fought so hard ... so blacks could take care of themselves and not be told what to do," Lewis said. "Now, you've got the modern welfare state that tells black folks and Hispanic folks and poor white folks: 'Don't worry. We'll take care of you.' What is the difference? You've substituted one plantation for another."

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"It is possible because the Democratic dream come true is this: The parasites outnumber the producers," Lewis said. "Then, when the parasites outnumber the producers, the party of parasites will give the majority of votes."


Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/gop-lawmaker-said-black-welfare-213057729.html



Probably meant "the party of parasites will GET the majority of votes" in the last sentence.

The race for the Minnesota 2nd Congressional district seat (south of the Twin Cities, including some of the metro area) is rated a toss up by Cook Political Report

Several CNN stories about his past remarks:

link:https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/27/politics/kfile-jason-lewis-government-assistance/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/20/politics/kfile-jason-lewis-racial-comments/index.html

I'm surprised that so many inflammatory comments are showing up in the mainstream media just in the past 2 weeks. After all, he was elected almost 2 years ago.

Jason Lewis Wikipedia - (has some of his awful remarks). Sorry I can't make the link work, even when I construct it with the LINK button. So click on the below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Lewis_(Minnesota_politician)

and choose the 5th choice:

"Jason Lewis (Minnesota politician) (born 1955), United States Representative representing Minnesota's 2nd district, former radio talk show host"


or, if you prefer, copy the entirety of the above link and paste it into your browser's address box.


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