Limbaugh: Don't Remind Welfare Users About Election

Shock jock doesn't want them at the polls
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2012 4:21 PM CDT
In this Jan. 13, 2009 file photo, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh talks with guests in the East Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)

(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh would rather have people on welfare hear about the election when it best suits him—say, on Nov. 7. “Ninety-nine days, folks,” the conservative shock jock said on the air today. "Ninety-nine days before the election. If you are a welfare recipient, that’s just a little more than three checks.” Then it dawned on him: "Maybe we shouldn’t remind people. We shouldn’t remind people on welfare when the election is."

Limbaugh brought up welfare earlier this month, when he accused President Obama of letting states apply for waivers to work requirements for those on welfare, Raw Story reports. Obama didn't “want people off of welfare in this regime” because “those are voters that are getting away,” he said. But a federal official said Republicans and Democrats alike had asked for the policy, to help workers spend "less time filling out data reports and more time helping parents find employment."

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