Glenn Beck has a message for long-term jobless workers: You’re a bunch of un-American losers.
Beck went on a tirade this week against workers who have been unable to find a job for 99 weeks or more and come to the end of unemployment benefits. Showing a video of a rally by jobless workers in New York, Beck frothed:
I’d bet you’d be ashamed to call them Americans….Go out and get a job. You may not love the job. Work at McDonald’s. Work two jobs….Two years is plenty of time to have lived off your neighbors’ wallet.
He went on to accuse jobless workers of being anti-capitalist and socialist. It’s hard to imagine that 21 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism that talking heads like Beck still think there’s a red threat lurking. Worse, they making millions and billions of dollars doing so.
Unlike the 1.4 million Americans who have been out of work more than 99 weeks, and can’t feed their families.