An Illinois Republican congressional candidate who gained notoriety last month by comparing "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson to Rosa Parks argued in a Tuesday email that Democrats' plan to extend unemployment benefits effectively pays Americans not to work "forever."
Ian Bayne, who is running in the Republican primary to defeat Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL), said in a fundraising email that "the Democrat plan on unemployment [is] a plan to 'pay people not to work forever.'"
"This is a perfect example of the difference between a tea party position and an establishment position," Bayne continued.
Democrats are currently seeking to push a three-month extension of unemployment insurance that recently expired for over one million Americans.
Bayne said in December that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson was a modern day Rosa Parks after Robertson told GQ magazine that African-Americans were "singing and happy" in America's Jim Crow South.
(Photo credit: Ian Bayne for Congress)