Newt Gingrich criticized President Obama in Iowa recently on the issue of food stamps, saying that the President lavishly gives government aid to people who use the money for vacations.
The presidential candidate compared food stamps to credit cards in his rant at a “slice the deficit” pizza party sponsored by a group called “Strong America Now.”
“Remember, this is the best food stamp president in history. So more Americans today get food stamps than before. And we now give it away as cash — you don’t get food stamps. You get a credit card, and the credit card can be used for anything. We have people who take their food stamp money and use it to go to Hawaii. They give food stamps now to millionaires because, after all, don’t you want to be compassionate? You know, the Obama model: isn’t there somebody you’d like to give money to this week. That’s why we’re now going to help bailout Italy because we haven’t bailed out enough people this week, the president thought let’s write another check. After all, we have so much extra money.”