First, Rick Santorum thinks only blacks are on welfare.
Here's the quote in question, uttered Sunday at a campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa. In reference to entitlement reform, it sounded like Santorum said: "I don't want to make black people's lives better by giving them somebody else's money; I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money."
NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous, in a statement quoted by CNN, called the remark "outrageous," adding "he conflates welfare recipients with African-Americans, though federal benefits are in fact determined by income level.”
CBS News looked into the racial distribution of food stamps in Iowa, and found that 9 percent of recipients are black, while 84 percent are white.
Then there's this whopper from Newt:
Just days after Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took heat for singling out blacks on entitlement reform, Newt Gingrich called out the African-American community for being dependent on food stamps -- despite the fact that blacks make up less than one third of recipients in the food stamp program.
Gingrich, during an appearance in Plymouth, New Hampshire, spoke about remarks he would theoretically make if invited to speak to the NAACP.
"I'm prepared, if the NAACP invites me, I'll go to their convention and talk about why the African American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps," Gingrich said.