Sharron Angle is continuing to rail against unemployment benefits — going so far as to say that extending the payments “really doesn’t benefit anyone.”
Angle has previously said that “We really have spoiled our citizenry” with unemployment benefits — a comment that has made its way into a Harry Reid attack ad. Now, as the Huffington Post reports, Angle made her latest comment Wednesday on the radio show of conservative talker Heidi Harris.
“The problem here, the problem here is what always happens with progressives. They want to put band-aids on problems rather than put real solutions to problems,” said Angle. “People don’t want to be unemployed. They want to have real, full-time and permanent jobs with a future. That’s what they want.
“And we need to create that climate in Washington, D.C., that encourages businesses to create those full-time, permanent jobs with a future, and all [Rep.] Shelley Berkeley and Harry Reid want to do is put a band-aid on this by extending unemployment, which really doesn’t benefit anyone. What happens is, of course, that your skills stagnate. You become demoralized yourself, you know, feeling that I can’t ever get a job. And these are not the solutions to the problem. We have real solutions, but they won’t look at the real solutions.”
The TPM Poll Average currently puts Reid ahead by 47.6%-44.3%.