Your Black World reports
Newt Gingrich thinks that poor children don’t know how to work. To support his idea of putting poor kids to work sweeping hallways in their schools, Gingrich said, “Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and nobody around them who works.”
Gingrich made the ill-conceived remarks at a fundraiser in Iowa.
'So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of "I do this and you give me cash"... unless it's illegal.'
Gingrich is sticking to his guns, in spite of the fact that there is evidence to say that wealthy and privileged children have a lower work ethic than poor children, who must work in order to survive. Gingrich thinks that the best way to combat poverty is to teach poor people how to work.
Gingrich has also stated that child labor laws are “truly stupid,” and that kids as young as nine should be sent to work.
'I’m going to be the nominee,' Gingrich said in a recent ABC News interview.
'It’s very hard not to look at the recent polls and think that the odds are very high I’m going to be the nominee.'
Some wonder if Gingrich himself knows much about personal responsibility. He has three failed marriages, one in which he had his wife sign divorce papers while she was sick with breast cancer. He has also been accused of numerous affairs with young interns, and taking money from corrupt corporate interests.
In spite of his short-comings, Gingrich is six points ahead in the race for the nominee who best reflects Republican values. He even has a two percentage point lead over President Obama.