Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, slammed unemployed Americans during a recent meeting in Charleston, S.C., which was organized by conservative activist Mallory Factor.
During his speech, King compared unemployed Americans to spoiled children who refuse to do chores, noted RedAlertPolitics.com (video below).
"Now, what kind of a family, if you had six kids and a third of your kids would say, ‘I’m not doing the chores, mom?’" King said. "If any of them say, ‘I refuse, I’m not going to participate, I’m not going to contribute to the American GDP.’ Pretty soon those kids would be on the, you get to eat after you do the work! Not just in hopes that one day you might actually do the work!'"
He added: “So here we sit, this great big country that is a family, and we have common interests and a common history and a common culture and a common language and we have free enterprise capitalism, and this all should tie us together. See what’s happening?"
King also slammed "unskilled" immigrants.
"A hundred million Americans aren’t contributing," he said. "And yet, we’re looking out across the border and saying, 'Let’s bring in some more people that are uneducated, unskilled.' And we’re going to put them into the unskilled workforce, and somehow we’re going to increase our economy."
However, King is assuming every unemployed person simply does not want to work, which is not true. Nor did he mention that the Republican Party blocked a jobs bill by President Barack Obama in 2012 to get more Americans back to work, noted CNN. Finally, King failed to mention the many U.S. corporations that offshore American jobs.