Allen West: Social Security Is “21st Century Slavery”
According to Congressman Allen West, people on Social Security Disability are just like slaves:
HOST: The number of people going on Social Security disability out-paced the jobs created by the economy in the the month of June, that is a trend we have seen increase, and holding steady since ’09. Do you have a theory as to why that is happening? Is that something the federal government is creating or an unfortunate consequence of our economy?
WEST: That is 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.
This would, I am sure, come as news to the millions of people around the world actually being subjected to forced manual labor today.