FYI Gingrich & Santorum: More Whites Receive ‘entitlements’ than Blacks

Republican Presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are both divisively and falsely using talking points referring to our country’s food stamp program in a stereotypical fashion. Mitt Romney has also weighed in, but only lightly touching the subject.

In addition to food stamps, money paid into Social Security by the black population is allocated statistically to more white people. In almost every government program, the white populations is allocated the bulk of ‘entitlements’.

Newt Gingrich said he would encourage blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps, and Santorum said that he did not want to “make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money.” Later he backpedaled (poorly) stating that he said, “blah people.”

Everything Newt said is a lie and wrong on so many levels.

The black community again are painted as lazy, and the President as aiding them in their supposed lackadaisical demeanor, so it should be known that more whites collect the greatest share of public aid dollars than blacks — and it only takes a minute to check the statistics, which our politicians seem incapable of doing — or rather, they’re too lazy, lackadaisical, shiftless and not willing to work. (It appears it is our politicians getting ‘entitlements’ since they are not doing their job, but they do receive a paycheck.)

Food Stamps, (total 1,000) followed by percentages:

White, non-Hispanic: 10,586 32.2%

Black, non-Hispanic: 7,393 – 22.%

Hispanic: 5,103 – 15.5%

Asian: 934 – 2.8% 1,400 4.3 7,474 22.7

Native American: 1,400  – 4.3%

Other: 7,474 – 22.7%

The majority of food stamps are allocated to children. We are presently witnessing the middle class rapidly disappearing from the status of America’s class structure while the poverty level is on a steep incline — meanwhile Republican candidates believe the route to take is to put our children to work as janitors and/or let them starve.

The term, ‘Welfare Queen’ can be attributed to Ronald Reagan and justly should be visualized with a white face.

If you do not trust these statistics you can register complaints to the following sources:

USDA

Bureau of Vital Statistics

By State

Census

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  • Janann Ransom

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=59203516 Corey Christensen

    Are these statistics weighted by population size? If you look at just the pure numbers, then of course white people would use more food stamps. If weighted for population size, it could give a different result. I’m not trying to imply anything, just curious.

    • johhny

      To be honest who gives a crap about percentages etc, i think its besides the point. We are not talking about money to buy ipads. This is for these families to put food on the table, we are talking about people needing money to eat. I can’t comprehend republicans lambasting people for taking money to feed there families. Create the jobs first and this problem can be dealt with a lot easier.

      • Bobondees

        Seriously? You speak like there are piles of money laying around for anyone to take and the Republicans are stopping black families from getting any of it. One demographic should not take 35% of benefits when they make up only 12% of the population.

        • MikeF

          “take”? I think these benefits are allocated based on need, ie. low to no income. Are you really saying the poorest among us should only get what they put into the pot…based on race? Wow.

        • MikeF

          “take”? I think these benefits are allocated based on need, ie. low to no income. Are you really saying the poorest among us should only get what they put into the pot…based on race? Wow.

          • PulSamsara

            The point of the post is that the white population takes a disproportionate amount of the benefits That’s completely false – especially considering that SS benefits are based on the insurance paid in during a life-time. So Mike – you’re wrong. Wow.

    • Guest

      Of course not Corey, it doesn’t fit the narrative.

    • Guest

      Of course not Corey, it doesn’t fit the narrative.

  • johhny

    I think you can do better even, probably the most accurate way to represent the data would be share accepting these entitlements / % population, that way you control for the percentage of total population that is under each racial / social category. I could be wrong but wouldnt this make sense?

    • Karen

      If you are saying what I think you are saying yes. Our country has too many living on entitlements and not working and paying into the system. It really doesn’t matter who it is. Our ship will sink and we will all go under equally.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

    I think I am a “blah” person, because the bullshit rhetoric I keep hearing from the Republican candidates is making me turn away from the political process and just go “blah”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

    I think I am a “blah” person, because the bullshit rhetoric I keep hearing from the Republican candidates is making me turn away from the political process and just go “blah”.

  • Anonymous

    The problem with raw numbers is it doesn’t tell the whole story. If you look at recipients per capita you will see that more blacks than whites receive benefits in proportion to their population. I think that is the elephant in the room that many well meaning liberals fail to acknowledge. The system needs to be reformed so that it isn’t so hard to pull yourself up. As it stands now, there are many roadblocks that keep even the most dedicated people from getting out and up.

  • Winters_dom

    Whites are the largest ethnic group in the country, so logic would expect they’d be the most by sheer volume. But when contrasted with the percentage of the overall population made up by these groups we see that whites are underrepresented among those receiving assistance and blacks are dramatically overrepresented.

    As usual, grossly misleading tripe from freakout.

  • Winters_dom

    Whites are the largest ethnic group in the country, so logic would expect they’d be the most by sheer volume. But when contrasted with the percentage of the overall population made up by these groups we see that whites are underrepresented among those receiving assistance and blacks are dramatically overrepresented.

    As usual, grossly misleading tripe from freakout.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because there’s a LOT more white people than blacks still. But when you look at it per capita, only the messicannots come close to sucking off the gobblement tit compared to blacks (though asians are like paperwork machines in the way they approach government handouts too and that’s real).

    • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

      Wow, there’s so much racist bullshit in this one comment, it’s hard to fathom you fucks still exist.

  • Dean Jones

    Another way to look at this data is based on the total number of people who receive welfare. It is:

    39% white 11,661,000 of 29,900,000 recipients

    38% black 11,362,000 of 29,900,000

    17% Hispanic 5,083,000 of 29,900,000

    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_race_percentage_for_welfare_recipients#ixzz1h71ejKMY

    Total population of USA: 308,745,538 — US 2010 Census.
    White% 72.44% = 223,531,769,5
    Black% 12.6% = 38,901,937.7
    Hispanic% 16.3% = 50,325,522.6

    Okay, stay with me, I know there are a lot of people straining the thought process. We’ll now take the welfare recipients %’s and match them with the population %.

    39% = 11,661,000 is .5% of the white population that receives welfare.
    38% = 11,362,000 is 29% of the black population that receives welfare.
    17% = 5,083,000 is 10% of the Hispanic population that receives welfare.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

      The problem with all of the stats is that they do not address the problem. They’re just numbers. And the bigger problem is that there is a (too large) percentage of the population that, without addressing any social issues, automatically assume that “blacks are lazy” or “Mexicans come here for welfare”, etc. And they see that (assuming your numbers are correct and the Wiki entry wasn’t written by a person with an agenda) 29% of the black population receives assistance and use that as “proof” to prove their already racist preconceived notion.

      • Dean Jones

        Only representing truth in numbers, numbers are correct you can go to the US census and double check if you’d like. The wiki link was used by another article I responded to. Problem with stereotypes, is that there is enough people giving poor examples to make it easier to generalise. Doesn’t make it right, but as the adage goes, one bad fruit spoils the bunch. Applies to any race and every situation. Just depends on which side you’re looking at the problem. Poor looking up, rich looking down….

        • http://www.facebook.com/sammysings Sammy

          My issue is that usually people who are quick to point out the disparity between the percentage of whites who receive assistance to (fill in the blank) minorities usually do so with an agenda. And that agenda usually has a bigoted or racist component. You shared raw data without providing any possible explanations for the reasons behind it, nor possible solutions. Short of that, and with the history of those who love to use these stats to point out the black welfare queen, I have little choice to but to question your motives.

          Just today, yes in the year 2012, I saw the word “messicants” used on this very site and I saw a CNN story about an apartment manager who put up a “whites only” sign on the complex’s swimming pool gate. We live in a society that pretends not to see color, but which still has a large subset of racist pricks who will hire the white guy who may be less qualified than the black guy. There are still, yes in the fucking year 2012, verifiable studies that show overt and covert prejudice when it comes to hiring, loan placement, etc. And you know who seems to be the people doing this? The ones who are quick to point out that 39% of the black population receive welfare.

          • Frans22

            However, there are plenty of blacks who get the job just because they’re black (affirmative action) when a white person is more qualified. Everything should be decided on qualifications, not color.

          • Bob7dav

            Bullshit. When are you going to understand that many whites get jobs over blacks just because they are white even when they don,t have a brain in their head.Stop using affirmative action as a excuse for not getting a job and admit that many whites are just plain dumb.Tembora1

          • Karen

            Affirmative action says blacks need help to overcome their inability to compete. That is what affirmative action is. That is why is needs to be done away with. Also, there is a very big reverse discrimination problem in City, County, and State jobs. If you are white you stand a very big chance of not getting hired because of it especially a white female. Many whites, blacks, and Hispanics are dumb.

          • http://www.facebook.com/frans.duncan Frans Phillips Duncan

            Sure, there are plenty of dumb whites. However, affirmative action is an abomination that has ruined the country. It should be abolished and everything should be decided strictly on merit.

          • Frans22

            However, there are plenty of blacks who get the job just because they’re black (affirmative action) when a white person is more qualified. Everything should be decided on qualifications, not color.

    • Mike FitzSimmons

      “Only representing truth in numbers, numbers are correct…”
      Nope.
      Perhaps it was an honest mistake, but you represented the white population as 10x its actual amount, resulting in your statistic for percentage of the white population being one tenth of what your numbers actually say.
      Furthermore, wiki.answers.com is not a credible source.
      I’ll use the numbers from this 2009 study, which will give us an approximate population of participants in SNAP
      http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/Published/snap/FILES/Participation/2009Characteristics.pdf
      Total: 14981
      White: 5150
      Black: 3209
      Everyone else: 6622

      And general population from the 2010 census
      http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/
      Total: 309349689
      White: 229397472
      Black: 38874625
      Everyone else: 41077592

      And by mathing this up, we’ll find, based on this data, the population of SNAP participants as a proportion of their race.
      Total: .00484%
      White: .00225%
      Black: .00825%
      Everyone else: .01612%

      Or, expressed in terms of SNAP participants of a race compared to relative white people:
      Total: 2.15
      White: 1.00
      Black: 3.67
      Everyone Else: 7.16

      So, since statistics only hold truth, and nothing is being hidden, we can reach our factual conclusion:
      It’s all the people who are neither black nor white who are taking our hard-earned money as entitlements. We need to target them for being lazy.

    • Mike FitzSimmons

      “Only representing truth in numbers, numbers are correct…”
      Nope.
      Perhaps it was an honest mistake, but you represented the white population as 10x its actual amount, resulting in your statistic for percentage of the white population being one tenth of what your numbers actually say.
      Furthermore, wiki.answers.com is not a credible source.
      I’ll use the numbers from this 2009 study, which will give us an approximate population of participants in SNAP
      http://www.fns.usda.gov/ora/menu/Published/snap/FILES/Participation/2009Characteristics.pdf
      Total: 14981
      White: 5150
      Black: 3209
      Everyone else: 6622

      And general population from the 2010 census
      http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/
      Total: 309349689
      White: 229397472
      Black: 38874625
      Everyone else: 41077592

      And by mathing this up, we’ll find, based on this data, the population of SNAP participants as a proportion of their race.
      Total: .00484%
      White: .00225%
      Black: .00825%
      Everyone else: .01612%

      Or, expressed in terms of SNAP participants of a race compared to relative white people:
      Total: 2.15
      White: 1.00
      Black: 3.67
      Everyone Else: 7.16

      So, since statistics only hold truth, and nothing is being hidden, we can reach our factual conclusion:
      It’s all the people who are neither black nor white who are taking our hard-earned money as entitlements. We need to target them for being lazy.

  • Anonymous

    And in other news…the 1962 NY Mets had 2 1/2 more wins than the 2007 New England Patriots! That means the Mets were the better sports team.

    Of course, none of that changes the fact that if you took 100 random black and white amilies, FAR more of hte black families would be receiving some sort of handout. The difference would be so big that your chances of the study showing otherwise would be pretty much zero since it would be several standard deviations away from the average.

  • Irishlass

    There are 45 million Americans collecting food stamps. 49 percent of them, or 22,050,000, are white folks. 26 percent of them, or 11,700,000 are black folks.
    Clearly there are close to twice as many whites as blacks. BUT! According to U.S. demographics, the country is nearly 80 percent white. Only 12.85% of the country is black. Out of 313,232,044 people, 250,460,342 are white while 40,250,317 are black. Crunch the numbers & see if you find that roughly 8.8 percent of white America is on food stamps but black America? 29 percent! So, while statistically more whites than blacks receive food stamps, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more of the black population receive food stamps than those of the white population.

    These facts must be considered. I mean, you don’t have to be an Einstein to get it. There are 30 students in a room. 21 are white while 9 are black. 9 white students receive free lunches, and 5 blacks students receive free lunches. Based on the total number of students, white children (30%) receive more free lunches than black children (17%). Based on more white students receive free lunches than do black students.Again, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more black students (56%) receive free lunches than white students (43%).

    Ah, the beauty of mathematics!

    • Bob7dav

      Here is some math for you if the rep. get back in power we all will be in the poor house.regardless of race.The rep. have stopped every job bill just to hurt this president these people are still fighting the civil war.They want to close down post offices which will cause more people to lose their homes many will need food stamps and welfare.Those tunnels and bridges we use are in bad shape you know who stop the bill to repair them, the rep. party . Think of the many people who could be working.The rep. party is going after every thing that was put into law and soon they will be in your bedroom telling you what positions you can use.People wake up the rich is getting richer and the poor and middle class is getting screwd.By the way it is not blacks who are taking your jobs but rich white so call patriots who is taking your jobs and shipping them over seas while we fight over scraps. Tembora1

      • Karen

        Your information is wrong. Obama gave the Chinese a contract to repair our infrastructure because they were cheaper. Of course they are they pay their people pennies to our dollars. Our construction workers are watching from the unemployment line while the Chinese rebuild our infrastructure. Per CNN. Nobody is closing down post offices unless it’s because snail mail is becoming obsolete. Please give us the number of the Republican bill to close post offices.
        Please provide facts. Here in Houston we have trouble finding people to take jobs. With the food stamp program work requirement being suspended by Obama and unemployment time being extended to two years also compliments of Obama nobody wants to work.

  • Irishlass4dixie

    There are 45 million Americans collecting food stamps. 49 percent of them, or 22,050,000, are white folks. 26 percent of them, or 11,700,000 are black folks.
    Clearly there are close to twice as many whites as blacks. BUT! According to U.S. demographics, the country is nearly 80 percent white. Only 12.85% of the country is black. Out of 313,232,044 people, 250,460,342 are white while 40,250,317 are black. Crunch the numbers & see if you find that roughly 8.8 percent of white America is on food stamps but black America? 29 percent! So, while statistically more whites than blacks receive food stamps, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more of the black population receive food stamps than those of the white population.

    These facts must be considered. I mean, you don’t have to be an Einstein to get it. There are 30 students in a room. 21 are white while 9 are black. 9 white students receive free lunches, and 5 blacks students receive free lunches. Based on the total number of students, white children (30%) receive more free lunches than black children (17%). Based on more white students receive free lunches than do black students.Again, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more black students (56%) receive free lunches than white students (43%).

    Ah, the beauty of mathematics!

  • Irish Lass

    There are 45 million Americans collecting food stamps. 49 percent, or 22,050,000, are white folks. 26 percent, or 11,700,000 are black folks. About twice as many whites as blacks. BUT! According to U.S. demographics, the country is nearly 80 percent white and roughly 13 percent black. Out of 313,232,044 people, 250,460,342 are white, while 40,250,317 are black. Crunch the numbers and find that roughly 8.8 percent of white America is on food stamps but black America? 29 percent! So, while statistically more whites than blacks receive food stamps, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, the truth is that more of the black population receive food stamps than those of the white population.

    You don’t have to be an Einstein to get it. Say there are 30 students in a room. 21 are white while 9 are black. 9 white students receive free lunches, and 5 blacks students receive free lunches. Based on the total number of students, white children (30%) receive more free lunches than black children (17%). Again, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more black students (56%) receive free lunches than white students (43%).

    Ah, the beauty of mathematics!

  • Irishlass4dixie

    There are 45 million Americans collecting food stamps. 49 percent, or 22,050,000, are white folks. 26 percent, or 11,700,000 are black folks. About twice as many whites as blacks. BUT! According to U.S. demographics, the country is nearly 80 percent white and roughly 13 percent black. Out of 313,232,044 people, 250,460,342 are white, while 40,250,317 are black. Crunch the numbers and find that roughly 8.8 percent of white America is on food stamps but black America? 29 percent! So, while statistically more whites than blacks receive food stamps, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, the truth is that more of the black population receive food stamps than those of the white population.

    You don’t have to be an Einstein to get it. Say there are 30 students in a room. 21 are white while 9 are black. 9 white students receive free lunches, and 5 blacks students receive free lunches. Based on the total number of students, white children (30%) receive more free lunches than black children (17%). Again, when you look at the percentage of the demographics, you see the truth is that more black students (56%) receive free lunches than white students (43%).

    Ah, the beauty of mathematics!

  • Rmitch_27

    I believe the information was puplished to inform the public, we are all americans and americans are in need of help. Many of these issues were created by both parties. Why point fingers, the ship sinks we are all on this Titantic period !

  • Rmitch_27

    I believe the information was puplished to inform the public, we are all americans and americans are in need of help. Many of these issues were created by both parties. Why point fingers, the ship sinks we are all on this Titanic period !

    • Karen

      This is true. We can fight all day about entitlements and who gets them but that is not the point. 46% are now on food stamps. This is up from 32% at the beginning of Obama’s first term. Obama suspended the work requirement for food stamps and now the number of “able bodied adults” on food stamps has doubled. This is not acceptable no matter what the color. A lot of fraud in food stamp programs.

  • PulSamsara

    See per Capita. Now show me your figures. Also: many elderly benefits are based upon life time earnings – the key word being ‘earnings’.

  • Rmitch_27

    I believe the information was puplished to inform the public, we are all americans and americans are in need of help. Many of these issues were created by both parties. Why point fingers, the ship sinks we are all on this Titanic period !