Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

News & Politics News & Politics

Hollywood Actor Couldn’t Help But Start Clapping After Hearing Dr. Ben Carson’s Take on Welfare During ‘The View’

Posted by on May. 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM
Eds
  • 154 Replies

Hollywood Actor Couldn’t Help But Start Clapping After Hearing Dr. Ben Carson’s Take on Welfare During ‘The View’

Appearing on “The View” Tuesday, Dr. Ben Carson explained why he believes the current welfare system in the United States is not doing the poor any favors. His insightful response actually moved actor Terry Crews to join the audience in applauding the retired neurosurgeon.

(YouTube/ABC)

(YouTube/ABC)

“When you rob someone of their incentive to go out there and improve themselves, you are not doing them any favors,” Carson said. “When you take somebody and pat them on the head and say, ‘There there, you poor little thing… Let me give you housing subsidies, let me give you free health care because you can’t do that.’”

“What would be much more empowering is to use our intellect and our resources to give those people a way up and out,” he concluded.

“I agree,” Crews responded, clapping along with the audience.

Watch Carson’s entire appearance on “The View” below (the discussion on welfare starts at around 6:50):



Co-host Whoopi Goldberg revealed that she was once a “welfare mother” and argued that very few people actually want to be on welfare and would rather work.

“I don’t feel bad about being a welfare mother because I contribute as an American,” she said. “Because the welfare system is so bizarre, you can’t work, they don’t allow you to work because they take the money from you. So if we fix the system so that it doesn’t hurt the people, maybe they’ll get better.”

Like this story? Sign up for "Firewire" to get daily alerts about hot news on TheBlaze.

When pressed about a possible presidential run in 2016, Carson said he doesn’t “desire” to run for president and hopes someone who “excites people” emerges.

“If that happens, then I won’t do it, but I have so many people asking me, and as a patriotic American, I certainly have to think about it,” he said.

by on May. 20, 2014 at 8:51 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
PortiaRose
by Bronze Member on May. 20, 2014 at 8:55 PM
6 moms liked this
I love how he's a retired neorsurgeon saying this shit.
UpSheRises
by Silver Member on May. 20, 2014 at 10:29 PM
Use our intellect and resources to help people out of poverty? Thats a little progressive for my taste.
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on May. 20, 2014 at 10:38 PM
1 mom liked this
I wonder how he paid for his Yale education.
jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on May. 20, 2014 at 10:40 PM
5 moms liked this

Ah, so we DO care what Hollywood Actors think now?

Donna6503
by Silver Member on May. 20, 2014 at 11:01 PM
Indeed

Quoting jaxTheMomm:

Ah, so we DO care what Hollywood Actors think now?

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on May. 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM
1 mom liked this

 As opposed to who, saying it?

Quoting PortiaRose: I love how he's a retired neorsurgeon saying this shit.

 

lylalane7275
by Silver Member on May. 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM
5 moms liked this

Can someone explain to me why you disagree with what Dr. Carson said?

PortiaRose
by Bronze Member on May. 21, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Someone on welfare, or who was reecently on welfare and is now a neurosurgeon.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 As opposed to who, saying it?


Quoting PortiaRose: I love how he's a retired neorsurgeon saying this shit.

 

PamR
by Platinum Member on May. 21, 2014 at 11:27 AM
3 moms liked this

Who is Terry Crews?

lovinlife0429
by on May. 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM
1 mom liked this
Worked for him at Hopkins. He is an ASS!
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)