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Rep. Allen West: Social Security Is ‘A Form Of Modern, 21st Century Slavery’

Congressman Allen West appeared on Fox & Friends today to discuss America’s waning freedoms and how to reclaim them. One such example he offered was Social Security, and given how more people went on Social Security disability last month than new jobs that were created, West said this was creating an “economic dependence” which he classified as “a form of modern, 21st-century slavery.”

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West said that since 2008, liberals in the United States have gone from “hope and change” to much more divisive rhetoric in order to separate Americans along gender lines, sexual orientation, and income level. Host Dave Briggs brought up recent comments West made exactly one week ago about President Obama, namely that the president would “rather you be his slave.”

West stood by the language he used, saying he shouldn’t have to apologize for stating the truth. He argued that the president and Democrats in Congress are creating a “welfare entitlement class” and pit them against the “production class.”

Briggs asked West about the presidential election and what he would advise Mitt Romney to do in order to make the stronger contrast with Obama. West didn’t dwell too long on Romney, but made it clear he thought Obama “is failing this country.” And on the subject of more people going on Social Security disability than jobs created last month, West recycled the same word he used last week to express his thoughts on entitlements.

“We’re creating this sense of economic dependence which, to me, is form of modern, 21st-century slavery. We need to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit and the indomitable spirit of the United States of America and not make more people get into government policies and programs.”

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