“Majority Coalition” of Welfare Recipients. Where Have I Heard This Before?
The Daily Caller has a story on that 1998 Loyola College forum in which the Lightworker expresses his approval of redistributing Americans’ wealth. I, for one, was shocked (shocked!) at this revelation in addition to revelation that gambling was taking place at Rick’s Cafe. Anyhow, TDC has obtained a transcript of the full audio in which Obama talks about, it would seem, getting welfare recipients and an expansive definition of the working poor hooked on entitlements in order to form a “majority coalition.”
“What I think will re-engage people in politics is if we’re doing significant, serious policy work around what I will label the ‘working poor,’” he said, “although my definition of the working poor is not simply folks making minimum wage, but it’s also families of four who are making $30,000 a year.”
“They are struggling. And to the extent that we are doing research figuring out what kinds of government action would successfully make their lives better, we are then putting together a potential majority coalition to move those agendas forward.”