Allen West: Social Security's a form of 21st-century slavery

West said that Americans’ increasing use of the entitlement program was “an unfortunate consequence of failing economic policies coming from the president so that now when people are running out of the unemployment benefits, now they are looking toward going on Social Security disability.”

“Since June of 2009 or so, we have seen 2.4 million private-sector jobs created, but we’ve had 3.1 million people going on Social Security disability and, as we said just this past month, the 85,000 went on Social Security disability as opposed to 80,000 jobs created,” West continued. “So once again we are creating the sense of economic dependence which, to me, is a form of modern, 21st-century slavery.”

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