Rep. Zach Wamp, TN GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Thinks Unemployed Are “Just Sitting Back Waiting”

Posted by | July 29, 2010 19:03 | Filed under: Top Stories

Congressman Zach Wamp, who wants to be the next governor of Tennessee, thinks those who get unemployment checks have no incentive to work and are just “sitting back waiting.” (h/t Think Progress)

Saying he believes extended jobless pay is a disincentive for people to find jobs, Republican Zach Wamp told small-business executives today that “we want people out there scraping and clawing and looking for work and not just sitting back waiting.”

This is standard conservative fare about how people basically don’t want to work, that the unemployed are basically lazy bums who would rather sit around and not be productive.  Maybe liberals have greater faith in the American people and their work ethic.

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