Scott Brown: Long term unemployed are “lazy loafers”

Massachusetts Senator BrownAt a $100 per person Holiday party in Boston last night, Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown told his affluent audience of supporters why he cast the deciding vote blocking extended unemployment benefits.

“Anyone who is unemployed in this great land of opportunity after 6 months is obviously not very serious about finding a job,” Brown told an enthusiastic audience.  “These lazy loafers are sitting around the house all day in their underwear watching cartoons and Judge Judy instead of beating the pavement looking for work.”  In response, the crowd burst into laughter and gave Brown a standing ovation. 

Brown in closing, explained why extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthiest people would help create jobs.  “Without your $100 ticket, none of the people waiting on us here would be working tonight.”