Skip to comments.Rep. West: Democratic handouts an 'insidious form of slavery'
Posted on 02/16/2012 6:46:58 PM PST by Mier
Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Wednesday evening praised the Republican Party for consistently fighting for individual freedom over the last 150 years, and criticized Democrats for pursuing "handouts" to the less fortunate that he said are a modern form of slavery.
"Our party firmly believes in the safety net," West said in a late Wednesday floor speech. "We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock.
"For this reason, the Republican value of minimizing government dependence is particularly beneficial to the poorest among us," he continued. "Conversely, the Democratic appetite for ever-increasing redistributionary handouts is in fact the most insidious form of slavery remaining in the world today, and it does not promote economic freedom."
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They see, "Free Stuff!", and never stop to consider that what the government gives the government can take away.
And once you are dependant on what the government gives, not only does the government control you, no matter indirectly, they can also give you a LOT of problems if they take away that, "Free Stuff!".
HOORAY Allen West! Thank you, sir.
"Our party firmly believes in the safety net... We reject the idea of the safety net becoming a hammock."
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