October 23, 2014 8:16 am -

[su_right_ad]Alaska Congressman Don Young says the government is responsible for suicides because it gives people stuff and takes away their self-worth. According to the Alaska Dispatch:

Young on Wednesday wasn’t backing down from statements he made Tuesday at Wasilla High School that suicide shows a lack of support from friends and family…

A Wasilla High School student committed suicide last week.

Asked about the “lack of support” comment, Young expanded on it and added that suicide in Alaska didn’t exist before “government largesse” gave residents an entitlement mentality, according to an audio recording of his senior center appearance.

He also criticized school administrators for supporting students who disrespected him and said he refused to “coddle” them.

The audio was provided to Alaska Dispatch News by the campaign office of Forrest Dunbar, Young’s Democratic rival for his 22nd term.

The 81-year-old Young is the longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, with a reputation for ornery behavior and brash language.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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14 responses to GOP Rep: Big Government Causes Suicide

  1. William October 23rd, 2014 at 8:48 am

    The GOP. Advocates for the department of who marries whom and the department of transvaginal ultrasound want to once again lecture us about the evils of big government.

  2. Larry Schmitt October 23rd, 2014 at 8:51 am

    I think it’s time for the longest serving republican in the house to be put out to pasture. And speaking of government largesse, how’re those healthcare bennies going for you, Mr. Young?

  3. OldLefty October 23rd, 2014 at 9:03 am

    As usual, the truth is exactly the opposite of the right wing rhetoric;

    More suicides under Conservative rule

    Suicide rates tend to rise under Tory Rule

    Conservative Policies are Driving Americans to Suicide…Thursday, 01 August 2013 14:34

  4. MarcoZandrini October 23rd, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Hmmmm, seems Alaska residents get more govt funds than residents of any other state. Hmmmmm.

  5. Budda October 23rd, 2014 at 9:40 am

    The old boy is losing it. Needs a mental evaluation.

  6. Suzanne McFly October 23rd, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Funny how he has no problem criticizing others when he has been on the government dole for decades.

    • Larry Schmitt October 23rd, 2014 at 10:03 am

      Considering how much work congressmen actually get done, any pay they get would have to be considered a handout. In other words, welfare.

      • Suzanne McFly October 23rd, 2014 at 11:53 am

        Exactly, but their welfare check is a lot higher than any I have ever seen.

  7. Billy Jackson October 23rd, 2014 at 11:18 am

    It’s true, folks. And suppositories cause trees to grow out of your ass.

    • Spirit of America October 23rd, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Well now that’s new info… course, I already knew of what the swallowing of water melon seeds can lead to…

      • Billy Jackson October 23rd, 2014 at 12:44 pm


      • tiredoftea October 23rd, 2014 at 1:19 pm

        Hairy hands?

  8. tracey marie October 23rd, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    so we get stuff and then shoot pourselves…Like i said, mental health evaluations for all elected officials or wanna be’s

  9. tiredoftea October 23rd, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    So, Don, you are the prime example of your thesis. We can count on you to lead by example, sometime soon?