Allen West appeared On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. He was asked about his opinion on Newt Gingrich’s statement about the question of work ethic, and the matter of unemployment and job creation. West gave his unreserved support for the notion, and when Van Susteren called it a “touchy subject,” West immediately said: “It shouldn’t be a touchy.” Van Susteren asked West what Obama could do to address the high unemployment, he pointed out taxes and regulations, and Dodd-Frank as various sources of trouble for job creation. He focused on the state of the economy and the role of work in lifting oneself out of poverty, warning against making a safety net into a hammock. In his usual no-nonsense manner, West took on the issues.
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One of the points West made is that we shouldn’t have conversations limited by so-called “touchy subjects” because…
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