During the Fox News GOP debate in South Carolina Monday, moderator Bret Baier asked Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich if he supported 99 weeks of unemployment benefits (video below).
“The help we ought to give them is to connect them to a business-run training program to acquire the skills to be employable,” Gingrich replied. “Ninety-nine weeks is an associate degree.”
“It tells you everything you need to know about Barack Obama and the five of us (Republican candidate) that we actually think work is good."
“And we think unconditional efforts by the best food stamp president in American to maximize dependency is terrible for the future of this country."
Gingrich currently earns income by writing books and giving away "awards" and then requesting money from the award honoree via mail and email.