Politics

Video: Newt Gingrich Says Unemployment Benefits Violate Declaration of Independence

| by Michael Allen

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich addressed the audience at CPAC this past week and claimed that unemployment benefits "teach people to sit home for 99 weeks and do nothing" (video below).

His unsupported claim brought a huge applause.

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Gingrich also claimed that 99 weeks of unemployment benefits, to those who have lost their jobs, violates the Declaration of Independence by somehow stopping them from pursing happiness.

Gingrich made no mention of corporations that receive millions of tax dollars in subsidies and corporate welfare.

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