Start watching this full clip on Congressman Paul Kanjorski's comments and see how he not only disrespected the poor up front but continued his insenstive remarks. At 3:38 he states "It's not a cure all for everything, it's not taking care of the the useless, the wasteful, the imprudent, it's taking care of Americans that got in hard times, so many of em today, our population is 10% unemployed".
So the less fortunate are useless, wasteful, or imprudent while those who lost their jobs only fell on hard times. What an absolute moron.
Paul Kanjorski, you should be acutely aware that those born into poverty aren't useless, wasteful, or imprudent. Families on welfare must contend with a nationwide lack of affordable housing, a lack of jobs that pay a living wage, the difficulty finding child care, as well as increasingly rigid requirements for recipients of public aid. To imply otherwise is just plain irresponsible.