Skip to comments.Steve King on Unemployment: Our Hearts Are Bigger Than Our Heads (We "pay people not to work.")
Posted on 08/29/2013 4:35:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rep. Steve King compared the nation's unemployed to lazy children who refuse to do their chores and called on them to "step up" and take unskilled jobs if necessary to help support themselves and improve the nation's economy.
According to Red Alert Politics, the Iowa Republican drew the analogy during an event Monday in Charleston, S.C., where he claimed that millions of Americans "arent contributing" to the workforce.
He said if children told their moms they were "not doing the chores" they wouldn't eat.
"Pretty soon those kids [would understand] 'you get to eat after you do the work! Not just in hopes that one day you might actually do the work," he said, according to Red Alert.
While he suggested the nation's still high unemployment rate of 7.4 percent is caused in part by Americans unwilling to work, he also said that welfare programs and immigrant workers are to blame as well.
"A hundred million Americans arent contributing," said King....
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...
Jeff Sessions mentioned this in his last speech before recess that big business should be looking for less regulation instead of cheap labor.Less regulation would lead to leaner, more competitive companies.
IOW, the last thing Big Business wants to see entering the marketplace. Much easier (and cheaper) to buy politicians that will encourage the status quo.