Air Conditioning is the Ugly Side of Welfare? “Yes!” Says Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck

Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday suggested that welfare recipients who had air conditioning and cell phones were part of the “ugly side of entitlements.” During Thursday’s Fox & Friends, Hasselbeck plugged a report that libertarian Fox Business host John Stossel is running this week that he claims will show how welfare creates a culture of dependency.

“Do these folks really need to be on welfare,” she asked, followed by video of Stossel interview apparent welfare recipients on the street. “Yeah, I have a TV,” one woman says. “Yeah, I have a television,” a man tells Stossel. “Do you have air conditioning,” Stossel presses. “Yes,” the man replies.

“John Stossel checking into that and exposing the ugly side of entitlements,” Hasselbeck remarked following the video clip.

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