He (President Obama) does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning, and having that title of American. He'd rather you be his slave.
~ Alan West quoted in Huffington Post
. . . an unfortunate consequence of failing economic policies coming from the president so that now when people are running out of the unemployment benefits, now they are looking toward going on Social Security disability… so once again we are creating the sense of economic dependence, which to me is a form of modern, 21st century slavery.
~ Rep. Allen West (R-FL) on Fox News via ThinkProgress
The whole Republican party are slaves of Norquist, the tea party and the right wing religious and afraid to say, "NO" to them. If that isn't slavery, you Republican, scared ditto heads had better speak up and begin saying "NO" to following liars & hate jocks.
~ comment by IamRebelRiser on Huff Post
There are 500,000 more registered Dems than Cons in FL. The UN needs to monitor FL elections like it;s a foreign country. It is becoming more and more incomprehensible that people actually vote for candidates like West.
~ comment by Lynettema on Huff Post
Really, how far is today's GOP from "freedom is slavery, war is peace, ignorance is strength"? Orwell knew his stuff.
~ comment by 17andLiberal on Huff Post
Yeah, because it's SO easy to get SS Disability, everyone whose unemployment has run out is trying to get on SS.
Where do they get these guys?
Where do they get these ideas?
It frequently takes YEARS for people under age 65 to get on disability... even when they're truly disabled!!
~ comment by NonetheWyzzer on Huff Post
Social Security is slavery. Being worked to death on a plantation for no money is laissez-faire capitalism. Got it.
~ comment by Tax the Church on Huff Post
I got SSi when I was 13 because my mother died. that money helped me in college. Allen west is a traitor.
~ comment by Clint Notestine on ThinkProgress
How is being paid because you are disabled and can't work anything like slavery? Slavery is working for nothing. SS disability is the antithesis of slavery and is more like what Romney does without the inconvnience of being disabled, waiting for the monthly check o arrive without having done anything recently to get it.
~ comment by Mitch Smith on ThinkProgress
Alan West saying PBO wants to make us "his slave," is so reprehensible, coming from a black man, as to defy words.#p2— Robert E. Hayes(@RobertEHayes) July 8, 2012
Alan West is doing a better job than Romney, Somebody wake Mitt up please the country is sinking. How can a man with Obama's record be first— Bill Kellerman (@Bilkel55) July 8, 2012
I wish some of the spineless Republicans in the House would stand with Alan West and back him up on his truth's about the Regime.— Mamadoxie (@Mamadoxie) July 5, 2012
Alan West needs to be locked in a room forced to listen to his own demagoguery!Oh wait, I forgot I don't believe in torture #Nerdland— Shannon Smith (@shannona_smith) July 8, 2012
Maybe for his mom but NOT mine! RT Allen West: Social Security is 'a form of slavery' huff.to/LzENZU— Pamela M. Harris (@PamMHarris) July 8, 2012