I often complain about the people where I live being not too bright. I live in the Congressional District of that drunken waste “Junket John” Boehner, after all.
And yet, some people make the yahoos around here look like Nobel candidates.
An excellent example would be the Cro-Magnon cretins that keep sending Steve KKKing back to Congress. They line up and vote for a guy who hates them with a passion. A guy who makes Junket John look like Mother Teresa in comparison.
What on Earth is wrong with these people?
Tea Party Rep. Steve KKKing (W-1859) took to the House floor yesterday to give a diatribe against large swaths of of the social safety net, from food stamps to heating fuel subsidies, but reserved particular disdain for unemployment insurance, which he dismissed as “welfare for people that won’t work.” Via Political Correction:
KKKING: The United States of America borrows money and hands it to people and tells them, you don’t have to work for this. You don’t have to produce anything for this. We just want you to spend it. [...]
The former speaker of the House, Speaker Pelosi, has consistently said that unemployment checks are one of those reliable and immediate forms of economy recovery. [...] The 80 million Americans that are of working age but are simply not in the workforce need to be put to work. We can’t have a nation of slackers and then have me have to sit in the Judiciary Committee listening to them argue that there’s work that Americans won’t do, so we have to import people to do the work that Americans won’t do, and borrow money to pay the welfare for people that won’t work. That is a foolish thing for a nation to do. We’ve gotta get this country back to work and get those people out of the slacker rolls and onto the employed rolls.
First of all, someone needs to inform KKKing that unemployment compensation is no more “welfare” for the unemployed than Allstate is for car accident victims. It is INSURANCE; we pay into it for times when Rushpubliscums like KKKing wreck the economy. It would be nice if the Rushpubliscums would quit wrecking the economy, but Rushpubliscums are too stupid to understand the difference between welfare and insurance, so how on Earth could they possibly know how to fix an economy?
And why do people vote for mental midgets whose policies constantly produce nothing but unemployment, and then vote again to have somebody take their unemployment compensation away from them? It seems to me that the only people in KKKing’s District that are more stupid than he is, are the ones who vote for him.