Jimmy John Liautaud: Welfare destroys ‘a man’s soul’ and corporate America

The founder of Jimmy John’s restaurant chain, Jimmy John Liautaud, tells Breitbart News that wellness destroys ‘a man’s soul’ and American businesses in an exclusive interview at Turning’s annual AmericaFest conference. Point USA in Phoenix, Arizona.

“There are 14 states that pay between $80,000 and $100,000 a year in welfare for a family of four. Well, it’s just not sustainable,” Liautaud told Breitbart News.

‘And it’s not good for welfare recipients either,’ he continued, ‘Maybe for a short time, but if they can, you destroy their souls. ‘a man. You’re destroying a family. You don’t want to give them a fish. You want to teach them how to fish.

“When the government is your biggest competitor, it’s really, really hard to start a small business,” Liautaud said. “When there are five or six million people who are unemployed, who are fully capable, who are earning this free money from the government.”

The Jimmy John’s founder went on to say that “the government works for us, and they serve us. We don’t serve them.

“And they use that money as a bribe to get people to vote for them and keep them at home,” he said. “So it’s completely mixed up right now. It is a difficult period.

“We have very successful companies right now, but prices are going up, things are getting more expensive and it’s getting a lot more difficult. So it’s adapt or die,” added Liautaud.

The entrepreneur also noted that “we don’t have days in America where we celebrate the producers and celebrate the people who produce the tax base for those in America who don’t contribute to the tax base.”

“But Hollywood has a party for itself every week, with tuxedos and red carpet and limos and excesses,” he said.

Watch the full interview below:

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