During a Fox News discussion regarding the high incidence of American families with children receiving government aid, an Outnumbered co-host called the children of those families the “Democratic party’s new version of slavery.”
Host Harris Faulkner noted that a recent Census Bureau report states that 65 percent of American children live in households receiving government support in the form of food stamps, Medicaid, and the national school lunch program, in video captured by Media Matters.
Turning to co-host and former Clueless actress Stacey Dash, Faulkner said, “Stacey, I know you have some strong thoughts on this.”
Dash immediately called it “slavery” before listing off a seemingly random laundry list of unrelated topics.
“This is the Democratic party’s new version of slavery to me,” she stated. “I am a believer in the American dream. But as long as you are told where you have to live, what you have to eat, what you have to wear, where you have to go to school, you will never know the true meaning of expression. And, the power and value of self achievement. You’ll never know what that is.”
Saying she was playing “devil’s advocate,” a seemingly confused Faulkner asked Dash, “What would you say to somebody who would argue that those so many of these children might be needing these programs and so you would be leaving them behind if you didn’t shore them up.”
“You educate them, ” Dash simply stated. “You support them and you give them a certain amount of time, you don’t just keep giving it to them.”
Faulkner replied, “Um,” before moving on to co-host Melissa Francis.
Watch video below uploaded by Media Matters: