In a newly surfacing video, Republican John Koster, a congressional candidate in Washington spoke his mind on the economy and criticized the "slothfulness and laziness" of the poor.
According to the Seattle Times at a 2011 Christmas fundraiser :
Reform isn’t just taxing the rich, the very people by the way who create jobs. Our economic system has been the envy of the world for generations, but it seems to get more convoluted and more onerous every year. Under this administration it has become a system that punishes those who dare to dream, those who dare to invest, those who dare to work hard or succeed. It seems to reward the mediocrity — dare I say it, slothfulness and laziness — of those who choose not to do those things. Furthermore, it creates a dependency on government programs, even an addiction I would say, by virtue of the sense of entitlement that it creates. I can tell you, those people aren’t the 99 percent.
However, in a recent interview with the Seattle Times, Koster said Romney -- who claims "47 percent" of Obama supporters are "dependent upon government" and "victims who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them" -- was "altogether wrong."
Check out the video of John Koster in the video above.