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.


2 Responses to “S.C. Lt. Gov. Blames Immigration Problem on ‘Flat-Out Lazy’ People on Welfare”

  1. Kandy Walsh on April 26th, 2010 10:26 pm

    I am going to be in love with this man if I listen too long! It may not apply with the unemployment now being forced down our throats but HE IS RIGHT and brave to
    be honest about it.

  2. Kimberly Smith-Cofield on September 8th, 2010 6:13 pm

    This type of talk, just saddens me to the heart. I have worked in this field for over 26 years in various demographics and it never ceases to amaze me that people can be just so unknowledgeable about the facts of a situation as critical as this.

    The individuals and families that you and others speak so cavalierly about and with such venom are people who were already on the brink of challenges as the working poor in this country for a lot of reasons that you apparently can’t begin to appreciate when this economic downturn commenced.

    Believe it or not, no one likes to be on the end of begging for their next meal or explaining to their children why they can’t have what their neighbor’s children have…no one. They too have hearts, souls and pride like you and I. There are inhibiting factors there prevent people from accomplishing what you or I have been able to accomplish in our lives (and trust me, I have been poor as well). But “barriers” are real for certain members of our society. Until we all recognize that, there will be no eradicating “poverty” in it’s truest sense in this country….a sad, sad state of affairs!

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