WATCH: Iowa Senator says senators know more than Iowans who want work requirements for those on public assistance, compares them to people who thought earth was flat

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Senator Bill Dotzler (D-Waterloo) took issue with a reference by Sen. Jason Schultz (R-Schleswig) to public polling that shows at least 70 percent of Iowans believe in work requirements for those receiving public assistance.

In response, Dotzler said:

“As senators, we know more than what they know,” he said.

He continued:

“I think if you would’ve polled people back in the Middle Ages and asked them how many people believed the world was flat, I think you’d be at a very high number. But we know the reality of that wasn’t true. I really believe that we’re in the same type of situation.”

Author: Jacob Hall