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Gingrich: Poor kids don't work
CBSNews.com ^ | December 1, 2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 12/02/2011 6:18:45 AM PST by Daffynition

At a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa Thursday, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working," no one around them works and they get cash illegally.

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1 posted on 12/02/2011 6:18:49 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

All poor kids are lazy criminals??


2 posted on 12/02/2011 6:20:37 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Daffynition

He’s correct...


3 posted on 12/02/2011 6:20:52 AM PST by Doofer
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To: Daffynition

He’s correct...


4 posted on 12/02/2011 6:21:00 AM PST by Doofer
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To: Daffynition
We have a pretty much a whole damn city like that....Rochester NY.

We shoveled drives, cut lawns, had a newspaper route, sold worms, gathered golf balls....

5 posted on 12/02/2011 6:21:07 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: GeronL

I certainly wasn’t


6 posted on 12/02/2011 6:21:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Daffynition

Doubtless he meant that MANY of them fit the description. But count on the MSM to make it sound like a blanket statement (racism).


7 posted on 12/02/2011 6:21:29 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: GeronL

Out of context, but that doesn’t surprise me from our resident Newt-hater.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 6:22:03 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Daffynition

He’s not saying this to say they’re inherently lazy or “bad people”, he’s (correctly) saying that due to the welfare society, fatherlessness, etc...that they don’t know anything else. They don’t see successful people to look up to.

Granted, he’s broken a few rules on the “list of things you can’t say in public” a few times, and so far, his numbers continue to improve.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 6:24:23 AM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: RockinRight
from our resident Newt-hater.

What? There's only one? Commence the purge!

But seriously, Newt is absolutely correct and I worked with a lot of kids from housing projects in the late '70s. I doubt things have changed.

10 posted on 12/02/2011 6:24:35 AM PST by rhombus
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To: Daffynition

11 posted on 12/02/2011 6:24:54 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Daffynition

Gingrich is such an ass.

Guess what, Newton, THERE ARE NO JOBS IN THE HELLHOLES IN WHICH THOSE KIDS LIVE.

For that matter, there are no jobs for kids in most cities. The adults have had to take those Mickey D’s jobs and jobs at the hardware store because the economy is so atrocious.

The parents in the poor areas are hapless, oh, I know Freepers like to say “lazy” but when your parents were raised in “the projects” and child molestation and drug use and beating is the norm, damaged people are created. When God has been forced out of everywhere, there are no guidelines except those of Satan, greed, sex -—it’s disgusting.

When the national administration teaches there is no right or wrong, it’s ok to cheat, lie, prevaricate, steal to get what you want........and Newtie, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 6:25:43 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Sacajaweau
We shoveled drives, cut lawns, had a newspaper route, sold worms, gathered golf balls....

The illegal aliens have all those jobs.

And in poor neighborhoods, nobody drives in the snow, nobody mows their lawns, nobody reads newspapers, nobody fishes and nobody golfs.

13 posted on 12/02/2011 6:26:01 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Daffynition

Newt is right on this one.


14 posted on 12/02/2011 6:26:05 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Daffynition

Sadly, I think it applies to the majority of kids these day, across the spectrum.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 6:27:33 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: RockinRight

I guess the answer is to give them all government unionized jobs at inflated salaries the taxpayers will have to pay for.

Such a very conservative guy.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 6:27:48 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Daffynition

OK Newt - wait till they turn 25 and give them amnesty.


17 posted on 12/02/2011 6:27:51 AM PST by oldbill
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To: Doofer

Child labor laws would have to be changed.

I have a terribly cynical vision if this was instituted: kids would get a small amount of pocket-change, deposited into a bank account[I think you have to be 16 y/o] ...if the account has to be in a parents’ name, I envision the money being *stolen* from the kid by an adult, to buy drugs.

Also, the unions wouldn’t allow this.


18 posted on 12/02/2011 6:28:23 AM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition

Newt is basically an academic at heart (history professor) and likes to dissect problems so as to be able to discuss concepts and ideas. Any comments like this need to be taken in that light. He’s not being mean, he’s being honest. If elected, he will be one of the brightest presidents ever.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 6:28:45 AM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yes, illegal aliens he would let stay have taken the jobs that these lazy criminal kids used to do and Newts answer is more government.


20 posted on 12/02/2011 6:29:34 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Daffynition

Classic Newt. He is a smart man with some brilliant ideas, but he doesn’t think before he speaks and stuff like this comes out. I understand what he meant by the comment but the way he said it was stupid. He does this over and over and over. He did it in the 90s. He did it in the 2000s and he’s doing it now.


21 posted on 12/02/2011 6:30:05 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: yldstrk
Guess what, Newton, THERE ARE NO JOBS IN THE HELLHOLES IN WHICH THOSE KIDS LIVE.

And a lot of the jobs that used to be available have been taken over by illegals.

There is some level of truth in Newt's statement, but it is far too sweeping a generalization, and has the added burden of a bad economy and Newt's past lack of support for measures to combat illegal immigrants taking lower-tier jobs.

22 posted on 12/02/2011 6:30:06 AM PST by dirtboy
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To: yldstrk

If these places are such hellholes with no jobs, what’s to stop the residents from saving up a few bucks for a bus ticket to a place with a job or two?


23 posted on 12/02/2011 6:30:06 AM PST by EricT. (Is a country that would re-elect Baroke Hussein Owebama really worth saving?)
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To: P-Marlowe
The illegal aliens have all those jobs.

We have a winner! That is the REAL reason behind what Newt rants about - too bad Newt himself is too phony to get it. Under his immigration plan, the illegals who work those jobs would never be deported, and the teen unemployment disaster would continue, and worsen.

A good piece on how illegals are taking the jobs U.S. teens used to do here:
A Drought of Summer Jobs: Immigration and the Long-Term Decline in Employment Among U.S.-Born Teenagers

24 posted on 12/02/2011 6:31:27 AM PST by montag813
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To: EricT.
If these places are such hellholes with no jobs, what’s to stop the residents from saving up a few bucks for a bus ticket to a place with a job or two?

Two words: Welfare Checks

25 posted on 12/02/2011 6:32:50 AM PST by Gritty (We are God's partners in matters of life and death - Barak Hussein Obama)
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To: montag813

Newt just agreed to build a double wide border fence.


26 posted on 12/02/2011 6:34:27 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: GeronL

Actually there would be a lot less criminality among the poor if we weren’t so restricted by laws that are designed to create revenue for federal, state, and local bureaucracies.

Hell I “broke the law” when I built my porch without a permit and I “break the law” every time I make under the table cash. I broke the law for several years when I worked full time on a farm for cash.

I’m a poor person who will continue to break the law because its the only way to come out a little bit ahead.


27 posted on 12/02/2011 6:35:41 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: yldstrk
I think his point might be, that current government policies have destroyed whatever jobs or opportunities might exist in those places.

In the 1950's black teens were employed in wage paying jobs (as opposed to paper routes or shoveling snow) at higher rates than white teens. Black kids hustled and did whatever kind of work they could find. The "Great Society" has been an unmitigated disaster (is there any other kind?) for the black community.

28 posted on 12/02/2011 6:35:47 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: yldstrk

No, Newt is not responsible.

Those who do not - and will not - work are responsible.

Oh, sure, there are circumstances which raise kids to not work, circumstances where jobs are hard to come by, etc. ... but it still comes down to “he who shall not work, neither shall he eat.”

I’ve known of a permanent bedridden chronic convalescent operating a, um, successful pharmaceutical distribution operation out of his gurney.
I’ve known healthy bright capable young adults who were given every d@mn opportunity to succeed and just sat there doing nothing, wondering why they fail.

If you live in a he11hole, either create your own job (yes, you can d@mn near anywhere), or MOVE to where one is (yes, you can move).

YOU are responsible for YOU. A complete stranger living in another state is NOT.


29 posted on 12/02/2011 6:36:37 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: EricT.
"If these places are such hellholes with no jobs, what’s to stop the residents from saving up a few bucks for a bus ticket to a place with a job or two?"

A couple grand in moving expenses by the time you figure in rental and utility deposits? That, and places with a job or two are in pretty short supply - unless you're talking about picking up and moving to Asia.
30 posted on 12/02/2011 6:36:47 AM PST by CowboyJay (Generic Republican - 2012. He's the only 'electable' candidate.)
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To: Daffynition

I agree! Not 100% of them but a vast majority. My brother in law is a stay at home “artist” and has never worked a day in his life. His son is 21 and neither has he. He majors in french in a college that his grandmother pays for.

Our newspaper recently had an article featuring a woman who has lived in section 8 housing for 40 years! They celebrate her as a “woman of dignity”! AND they bragged that she raised 3 generations of kids in that free house! Think any of them work?! Other than the street corner?!


31 posted on 12/02/2011 6:36:47 AM PST by albie
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To: P-Marlowe
And in poor neighborhoods, nobody drives in the snow, nobody mows their lawns, nobody reads newspapers, nobody fishes and nobody golfs.

Good point - or picks up garbage.

32 posted on 12/02/2011 6:37:32 AM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: yldstrk
Guess what, Newton, THERE ARE NO JOBS IN THE HELLHOLES IN WHICH THOSE KIDS LIVE.

Gingrich said they don't have "habits of working". That means having good work habits and a work ethic. Arguing that they don't have that because they don't have jobs means you started from the premise that it's their employer's repsonsibility to teach them that. It ain't.

33 posted on 12/02/2011 6:37:51 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: EricT.

Look, YOU KNOW Democrat cities are just big donuts with nothing but agony and devastation in the middle. I suppose every now and then there is one that manages to get out. I know a couple. But it ain’t easy, esp when they accuse one another of abandoning their culture etc. I know one guy WHOSE GRANDMOTHER CRIED when he said he was going to law school and wouldn’t be a tattoo artist any longer.

Listen, these people have been wrecked, they can’t think straight and they have no God to rely on. Because the Democrats have delegitimized God in every way they can, and there is no religious instruction anymore and one is regarded as a FREAK if you have standards. So Freepers going “uh they are lazy, we were so much better”, guess what, when you were growing up, we still had our country. No one walked on the flag, no one said “Happy Holidays” there was still Easter vacation.

Now, nothing is sacred except people’s “right” to sexual gratification, which makes me want to throw up.


34 posted on 12/02/2011 6:37:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: EricT.
If these places are such hellholes with no jobs, what’s to stop the residents from saving up a few bucks for a bus ticket to a place with a job or two?

Welfare, food stamps, drug dealing, and theft make them a good living right where they are. It's not a job problem, it's a culture problem.
35 posted on 12/02/2011 6:38:21 AM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: EricT.

Whats to stop them? How about this...

http://www.therxforum.com/showthread.php?t=876605&s=65fa9e7d2f3572a4467aa60d64d99646&p=9020810#post9020810


36 posted on 12/02/2011 6:39:05 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: cripplecreek
I cut grass for money as soon as I could push a lawn mower. By high school, I had income from several small businesses. Even my first car produced a profit by having a rider that paid for the ride to school.

Most kids now are too busy with other things to work. I have looked for a young person to handle several small jobs for us around the yard. No luck.

37 posted on 12/02/2011 6:41:23 AM PST by rightly_dividing (1Cor. 15:1-4)
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To: yldstrk

Why is he responsible? Democrats and their urban planning policies have destroyed the family and the neighborhood. Just look at all the urban hellholes in this country and look at who runs them. Whatever happened to accountability? Aren’t city councils responsible?


38 posted on 12/02/2011 6:41:48 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: P-Marlowe

on what lawn, what golf course, what fishing hole? These poor kids are living in a concrete maze with parents who are children themselves.

Ever seen “Blind Side”? sheesh.
what a bunch of self righteous fools. The social programs (ineffectual and foolishly administered) are not what is breaking the economy.

The poor are too easy a target. The real target is the corruption in government and the feeding at the public trough by these insidious rip off artists, and the graft.


39 posted on 12/02/2011 6:41:53 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cripplecreek

The answer is not: government jobs


40 posted on 12/02/2011 6:42:04 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Daffynition
"...children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working," no one around them works and they get cash illegally."

Is Newt trying to make the point that they're fully qualified to run for congress?

41 posted on 12/02/2011 6:43:50 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: yldstrk

Personal responsibility begins at home. Newt is right on this one.


42 posted on 12/02/2011 6:44:42 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: GeronL

He was speaking generally and he is correct.


43 posted on 12/02/2011 6:45:04 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Doofer

For SOME Americans, W O R K is a dirty word!


44 posted on 12/02/2011 6:45:58 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Joe 6-pack

lol


45 posted on 12/02/2011 6:46:13 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Daffynition

Why work when Mama will pepper spray her way to an XBox????


46 posted on 12/02/2011 6:46:29 AM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: EricT.

What is to stop them? How about this...

http://www.therxforum.com/showthread.php?t=876605&s=65fa9e7d2f3572a4467aa60d64d99646&p=9020810#post9020810


47 posted on 12/02/2011 6:46:42 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: yldstrk
Guess what, Newton, THERE ARE NO JOBS IN THE HELLHOLES IN WHICH THOSE KIDS LIVE. For that matter, there are no jobs for kids in most cities. The adults have had to take those Mickey D’s jobs and jobs at the hardware store because the economy is so atrocious.

There are ALWAYS jobs available for people willing to work, and work cheaply. Ask any illegal Mexican.

Why do illegals get work?

1) They are willing to go where the work is. They are willing to share a room with many other people in order to have a place to sleep near to work.

2) They are willing to work diligently and hard, not mouth off to the boss, and not get into fights with their co-workers.

3) They are willing to forego buying bling, and focus on buying the tools and equipment they need to go into business for themselves.

48 posted on 12/02/2011 6:48:12 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: SMARTY
For SOME Americans, W O R K is a dirty word!

WORK!!

49 posted on 12/02/2011 6:48:12 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Daffynition
...Newt Gingrich said children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working,"...

50 posted on 12/02/2011 6:48:34 AM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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