One of the Republican primary challengers to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that recipients of unemployment benefits shouldn't be be allowed to eat.
At a fundraising event in Tulsa Oklahoma, state Sen. Lee Bright (R-SC), one of a handful of Republicans challenging Graham said that "folks in government" aren't looking out for the best interests of the country. Bright went on to offer unemployment benefits as an example of how elected officials are failing.
"We've got a lot of people who won't work. And they won't work because we'll provide their food, and we'll provide their housing and we'll provide them their spending money and we'll provide them their spending money," Bright said at a fundraising event in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "We’ve all seen it, the folks in line who are using [food stamps], yet they’ve got the nicest nails and the nicest pocketbook and they get the nicest car."
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."