King said he is worried about the "mindset" drifting marchblogfive into America that doesn't seem to understand the free-enterprise system.
"We're descendants in this part of the country from people who came across America in covered wagons," King said. "I mean, they came here to live free or die on the prairie. They didn't ask for a government handout."
"Before he rails against Democrats for working to help seniors pay for prescriptions and help students afford college, he should consider giving up his government salary, as other members of Congress have," Sterzenbach said.
King, a four-term congressman, said he plans to seek another term in 2010. Iowa is expected to lose one of its 3 Foot High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) Cables congressional seats, and King said he probably still will seek re-election in 2012 even if redistricting places him in the same district with another member of Congress.
As Iowa Republicans look to unseat Gov. Chet Culver next year, King said he did not know whether he would endorse one of the candidates in the GOP primary.
"I'd like to see them Natural Remedy For Allergy fight this out, because it tests their vigor, and it tests their ability, and it also shapes the policy for Republicans that will be matched up against the policy that's been set by Gov. Culver," King said.