Rep. Louie Gohmert Joined Congress to Prevent Single Moms from Receiving Welfare Checks

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Some people become politicians for noble causes: to help the less fortunate, to give their constituents a voice, to eliminate corruption. But not Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert. He became a congressman to stop single mothers from getting welfare checks.

The Texas Republican revealed last Thursday that he went into politics because he was so outraged that single women were having as many as 15 babies and getting welfare checks.

“If it weren’t for the policies in this War on Poverty declared 50 years ago, it may well be that I would not have ever run for Congress,” Gohmert said during a speech on the House floor. “Because what got me thinking about it first as a state district judge back in Texas was seeing more and more young women, single women coming before me — single moms — charged with welfare fraud.”

Apparently women in Texas discovered that “the government will send you a check for every baby you have out of wedlock” and decided to start popping them out Irish Catholic style.

“One women had had 15 kids, didn’t even know where they all were, that was the most that I ever dealt with,” Gohmert explained. “It began to really eat away with me that in the 60s the federal government, desiring to help poor moms who were dealing with deadbeat dads, decided, ‘We’ll help, we’ll give a check for every child you can have out of wedlock.’”

Because single mothers are a bigger threat to America than terrorist babies, Louie Gohmert is a big supporter of implementing a nationwide policy called a “family cap” which aims to cut off additional support to children born out of wedlock and currently on welfare.

Since Gohmert is such a fan of limiting the number of children single mothers can get welfare checks from, he must be a huge proponent of effective sex education, accessible contraception and abortion, right? WRONG. Instead, single mothers should practice Gohmert-approved abstinence only behaviour. And if they don’t, who cares? It’s their children that will suffer the punishment.

Via: Raw Story 

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