Dr. Ben Carson, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, took calls from the public Tuesday evening in an open teleforum to answer where he stands on a range of issues from health care to religion to the Second Amendment.
The conservative African-American neurosurgeon was asked how the Republican Party could be more appealing to African Americans.
“There are a lot of African Americans who do think for themselves and recognize that the policies that have been in place for decades now that really started with Lyndon Johnson … have not really accomplished very much,” Carson said.
He added that the nation now has more poverty, more incarceration, more broken families, and ten times more people on food stamps as it did in the past.
Carson believes the Republican Party needs to talk about how to invest in people and how to draw people out of the state of dependency.
Similarly to investing in individuals, Carson said it’s important to invest in America’s technical workers and engineers.
One caller said her husband had been out of work for years because tech companies are hiring cheap foreign labor in place of American citizens.
Source: Breitbart | Alex Swoyer