Saturday, November 08, 2014

Tim Scott's Response When Asked How He Can Stand For The Poor And Be A Republican

So, Tim Scott, a black Republican senator from South Carolina, was asked by MSNBC's Thomas Roberts:
 “You say you’re concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and, like yourself, had a tough start on the way out. But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have concern. And the NAACP has given you an ‘F’ on their annual scorecard.”
Regarding that 'F' grade, Scott responded:

“Let's just ask ourselves, if we look back over the history when Congress was controlled by the Democrats for 40 consecutive years, if we look at the result of that control, what has happened in black America? We saw greater poverty.
“[I]f I have an ‘F’ on the NAACP’s scorecard, it's because I believe that progress has to be made and the government is not the answer for progress. I was a kid growing up in poverty. I had a mentor who was a Chick-fil-A operator … who taught me that the brilliance of the American economy happens through business ownership and entrepreneurial spirit."
Scott credits the Republican Party and support at the local level for helping poor people like him become success stories.

He believes a "good education" and a "strong work ethic" are the stepping stones to success, and that big government and the policies of the left keep people stuck in poverty.

See the video here.

I love Scott's brilliant response.

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