unemployed because of her strange description of the unemployed is none other than Sharron Angle.
Sharron Angle is going head to head with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for the Senate seat from Nevada. The state recently surpassed Michigan as the state with the highest unemployment rate, and yet Angle has repeatedly called the unemployed "lazy" and has expressed general disdain for the benefits extension bill currently making its way through Congress.
Yes - that is correct. A Senate hopeful in a state with enormous unemployment levels has called the unemployed "lazy" and has expressed that she is against any lifeline for the unemployed. Hey look at the bright side - at least you know where you'll stand if you vote for her! At least she's not one of those politicians who pretends to be on your side, only to in all actuality end up not being on your side later on.
It's doubtful that Angle will prevail in a state with the high unemployment rate experienced in Nevada. Then again, stranger things have happened in the world of Politics. The agenda on how to deal with the unemployed is something that will be discussed heavily during the mid-term elections and is a very important political topic.
If you are unemployed or have strong feelings either way about a benefits extension, pay attention to the candidates in your state. Your unemployment benefits could depend on their vote if more measures are brought up in 2011 and beyond.