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Ron Johnson: Poor black people, kids and seniors are ruining our country

Good grief! Was this a prepared text?

Sen. Ron Johnson (how it hurts to write that every time) has been warning for a year that the nation was nearing a "tipping point." He's a clueless but consistent one-trick pony when it comes to that line.

But now he's expanded and expounded on his dire warning. It's no longer just a financial tipping point; it's a cultural tipping point.

The Oshkosh Northwestern, his hometown newspaper, reports:

Johnson said people who value their local community need to get involved to help turn around what he called a “culture of entitlement” to benefits such as Medicare, Social Security, food stamps and other programs he said have led to:


»The increase of the out-of-wedlock birth rate from 7.5 percent in the 1960s to more than 40 percent now.


»The increase of the out-of-wedlock birth rate in African-American communities from more than 20 percent to more than 70 percent in the same timeframe.

»More than 46 million Americans relying on food stamps.


“In this nation, it’s the cultural tipping point that drives the financial one,” Johnson said. “I believe we have developed in this national a culture of entitlement and dependency. I think it’s undeniable.”

So, in case you missed it, poor black people are responsible for the country's financial crisis, and unless we throw them to the wolves we are all in serious trouble.

Well, maybe not all of us. Johnson, a multi-millionaire, felt entitled to a $10-million payout from his company to reimburse himself for the cost of his Senate campaign. He's not suffering.

He doesn't need any Social Security or Medicare to get by (but you can bet he'll take it, just like he's no doubt taking the Cadillac, taxpayer-paid health insurance plan offered to members of Congress.

Johnson's doing his best to bring back the good old days. Who was the last one to make a speech like that? George Wallace?

There's a video too, if you must.


August 17, 2011 - 6:00pm