Newt Gingrich to poor kids – Grab a mop and earn some self respect

Friday, November 25, 2011

Looks like old Newt is out to prove his scrooge credentials, telling an audience at Harvard; “Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work, they would have cash, they would have pride in the schools, they'd begin the process of rising.”, after he opined that child labor laws are “truly stupid”.

He then clarified his statement later by saying (Huffpo Link); “I'm talking about working 20 hours a week and being empowered to succeed.” I am sure making poor kids, who already are meant to feel less than and bullied are really going to be able to rise above poverty by cleaning toilets. It won't make them stand out at all.

Added to this ridiculous line of thought, is that we should fire all the “Union Janitors”. Because they are in union and that's all evil and stuff. Never mind what the now out of work janitors will do. I guess if their kids qualify for education and janitorial work, they can support their now out of work janitor parent.

Watch the video.

Hat tip to Karoli at Crooks & Liars

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