You're entitled to your own opinions. But your own facts? No.
"I am not angry when minorities make their way into the middle class and that's what this paragraph implies," he told me. "I want nothing more than for minorities to make their way into the middle-class and beyond. And [Fournier] mischaracterized that."
At base, Benson disagrees that his (or Miller's) comments had any racial subtext. "There was nothing subtle about the language and nothing I said communicated distrust or prejudice toward minorities. My language communicated distrust and prejudice against the government's motives in perpetuating these programs."
Like a lot of conservatives, Benson sees an underlying transaction wherein Democrats promise benefits in return for votes. The problem is that the system is unsustainable, something that cities and states across the country have been realizing recently.