“Wild Bill for America” is the pseudonym of a video blogger who identifies himself as a member of the Tea Party who is a former Deputy Sheriff, former Deputy US Marshall, and former US Navy corpsman. He also claims to be a graduate of Colorado Law Enforcement Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Academy and the U.S. Marshal’s Academy.
Wild Bill regularly posts videos to his You Tube channel espousing his Tea Party principles and bearing provocative titles such as “Taking on the Atheists,” “Liberal Democrat Terrorist” and “Obama’s Pig.”
Last Monday Wild Bill posted a video he calls “Welfare Tough Love” in which he reiterates all the debunked stereotypes about welfare recipients, and suggests that it is time to exercise a little tough love and end the free ride for all of those people who have made collecting benefits “the family business,” a term he claims to have heard many recipients use.
“Ben Franklin once said ‘the best way to cure poverty is to make people uncomfortable in it,'” Bill says in the opening of the video. “The Bible puts it in even stronger terms when it says, ‘if a man will not work neither let him eat.'”
Of course that quote comes from Paul in a letter to the Thessalonians and stands in stark contrast to the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth. It also does not apply to those who receive government help since only those unable to work and the elderly are exempted from working if they are to remain eligible for welfare benefits.
Most recipients of some form of help are employed but earn too little to survive, but like most Tea Partiers, Wild Bill sees them as lazy leeches sitting around the house smoking dope and playing video games — all of which he has paid for and the facts aren’t going to get in the way of admonishing them to get up and go to work.
Watch as Bill brings some “tough love” to those too lazy to support themselves in the video below.