GOP House Candidate Compares Welfare Recipients to Hungry Pets — Claims He's Following 'Social Contract and Enlightenment Principles'

Republicans' contempt for poor people continues.

A Republican candidate in Arizona has found himself in hot water over remarks in which he essentially compared people on government assistance to animals who need their owner to feed them.

Steve Ferrara, a former Navy medical officer running for Arizona's 9th Congressional District, made the remarks at a meeting with the Arizona State University College Republicans, in audio obtained by the Phoenix New Times.

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