November 14, 2015

Truly weird Republican of the week

Raw Story

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) suggested on Monday that population decline and drug abuse in poor areas could be the result of too many people on Social Security disability. 
Speaking to the conservative Heritage Foundation on Monday, Cotton warned that communities with high a percentage of residents on Social Security disability had reached a tipping point that was linked to population decline. But he said that communities which used fewer benefits were enjoying a population increase.

“It’s hard to say what came first or caused the other, population decline or increased disability usage,” Cotton opined. “Or maybe economic stagnation caused both. Regardless, there seems to be at least at the county and regional level something like a disability tipping point.”

“When a county hits a certain level of disability usage, disability becomes a norm,” he continued. “It becomes an acceptable way of life and alternative source of income to a good paying full-time job as opposed to a last resort safety net program to deal with catastrophic injury and illness.”


Strelnikov said...

Winner of the 2015 Numbskull of the Year, Tom Cotton.

He thanks his mamma and Elvis.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Sen. Cotton nails it. Those Social Security benefits just get to be a way of life... so cushy. That's why we see this huge trend of defense contractors and hedge fund managers leaving those fields en masse to get on the Social Security Disability gravy train. Dr Sammy Johnson

Anonymous said...

Cotton: another psychopath heard from.