Republicans Say the Stupidest Things Part 5: Louie Gohmert and the Evils of Welfare
And yet another installment of "Republicans Say the Stupidest Things" where I'm referring to Louie Gohmert. I think I could do hundreds on him.
On January 23, 2014, referring to single mothers, Representative Gohmert said, "I heard the story over and over and over, how as a young girl in high school she was bored with high school and someone suggested, 'Well, why don’t you just drop out of high school and have a baby and then the government will send you a check?'"
I call complete bullshit on that one. He's from Texas and, on the rare occasions where parents get actual money from the state, it's in the form of TANF, which usually has to be paid back and isn't enough for rent on a decent apartment, or any apartment most places.