When did it become okay to attack the unemployed?
Lately it seems that unemployed Americans are under constant attack from Republicans. Sitting Senators, candidates for the Senate and House and [other] right-wing leaders are making the claim that people who don't have a job are lazy. As if unemployment wasn't hard enough, Americans most in need of help are subjected to insults by an out-of-touch party.
Recently, GOP Sen. Richard Burr made that claim (this from a person who's never had to live paycheck to paycheck). The claim is an insult to the millions of Americans who are looking for work after the same Republicans drove our economy into the ditch. Burr needs to apologize.
Millions of Americans have lost their jobs because of reckless Republican policies. We're fed up! This behavior is wrong. It is disgusting. It's an embarrassment that Sen. Burr thinks he can get away with it. Whether you're unemployed now, had to settle for a lower-paying job or have family members who are looking for a job, send a message to Burr. We're fed up with [the] rich elite criticizing working Americans who are trying to find work in the worst economy since the Great Depression.
We need to stand together against these right-wing insults by remembering these insults in November when we vote.
— Jerry Edwards