Video: Rep. Allen West Compares Social Security to "Slavery"

| by Michael Allen

During an appearance on Fox News on Sunday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) compared social programs such as Social Security Disability to "slavery" (video below).

Rep. West also claimed that President Obama’s economic policies are creating a culture of “dependence” that is causing people, who lose their unemployment benefits, to enroll in the Social Security program.

He laid no blame on banks or corporations for the state of the economy.

Rep. West said: "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."