S.C. Lt. Gov. Blames Immigration Problem on ‘Flat-Out Lazy’ People on Welfare
April 26, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Republican Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina, who is seeking the Republican nomination for governor is out on the campaign trail once again, promoting his odious version of compassionate conservatism. During a debate between other Republican candidates, Bauer blamed the immigration problem in his state on lazy welfare bums. His cold-hearted rhetoric attacking the poor and the unemployed is nothing new for Bauer. In January he compared poor people on welfare to stray cats and dogs. And he advocated cutting off their food supply, “because they breed.”
Bauer’s latest tin-eared remarks came in response to a question regarding his views on Arizona’s draconian immigration law. He responded by assailing the poor once again:
“The real problem is the work force,” said Bauer. “The problem is we have a give-away system that is so strong that people would rather sit home and do nothing than do these jobs.”
“Laziness is not a disability,” said Bauer. “There are a lot of people that are flat-out lazy and they are using up the goods and services in this state.”
South Carolina suffers from a staggering 12.2 percent unemployment rate.