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Carson Discusses Entitlement With Black Clergy

Ben Carson, a retired pediatric neurosurgeon seeking the Republican presidential nomination, recently discussed economic and social issues with black church leaders in Iowa, according to Breitbart News.

The conservative candidate criticized politicians who say “the economy is wonderful” when so many workers are unemployed. “They haven’t noticed that” the economic recovery has failed to help a large number of Americans, he said.

“The real number is the labor-force participation rate,” Carson explained. “That number is at its lowest in 37 years. That’s part of the problem. That entitlement mentality has been particularly destructive. The problem is, at the rate we are going, pretty soon there won’t be anything to give.”

He added: “What we need to be emphasizing … especially in the black community … we need to teach people to turn their dollars over on their own community. Churches are places of great potential healing and insight in our society … there is such a thing as God’s word.”

Rita Davenport, a college counselor in Iowa, organized the meeting with African-American clergy. She told Breitbart: “I have been volunteering for Dr. Carson and doing everything I can to promote him and his candidacy because I believe he truly has the God-given talent and abilities to fix this country. He is a very wise man and he wants this nation to be great again.”

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