Skip to comments.Gingrich: Poor kids don't work
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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Newt is responsible because of his compromising with the Democrats all the time, reaching across the aisle. Or have you forgotten
Sorry about the double post.
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 "social programs" are what enables the "parents who are children themselves" to keep having children. You say it's not breaking the economy. How can you have a healthy economy with a population that doesn't know how to work, and is actively hostile to the idea that they should learn how?
I agree with you. More freedom is the right answer, government jobs is not.
We have a nail which has just been hit upon the head!
“Who would want to work in America? This is what the taxpayers are paying for!”
Yes that headline is a typical MSM distortion. I'm not a Gingrich supporter, but it's very disappointing to see Freepers repeating the MSM's calumnies.
And BTW Gingrich is right - there isn't a culture of work in the 'hood.
He didn’t say all poor kids were lazy criminals. I am sure he will have to explain himself at some point, but I believe he is speaking of the underlying culture that has been bred. Obviously some escape, but the vast majority do not.
When the kids are poor this is a bigger problem because the parents do have the means to provide the gadgets and bling that kids want, so guess who they look to?
One size never fits all but he's right.
They don't know how to work, they know how to get money, and they're not the same thing.
The problem is government in our hair and government created an environment that is hostile to business. Believe me, I work with these people and when they can get jobs, they are ecstatic. However, there are so few jobs, and then there is another issue:
When a person does get a job, sometimes they think “this is how the wealthy got theirs” and corruption occurs, cheating on expense accounts, relieving the employer of their excess office equipment, embezzlement, hand in the till WE NEED GOD BACK IN OUR WORLD
If you add up what she is talking about it is over $1000 a month in cash and free everything. Over a $1000 a month to party on and get your every need covered free, all without ever working.
When I moved to California for work a few decades ago, I stayed on an old friend's couch for a month until I settled in.
If you go to an area where there are college students, you can always find a furnished room in a house fairly cheap. Particularly if you show up in June, when the graduating class is moving out, and leaving behind old furniture and stuff.
They’re doing to him what they did to Sarah, and to Herman (and others). They’re taking things out of context, and presenting their spin with a raised eyebrow.
And we’re falling for it. Again.
They’ll destroy EVERY SINGLE Republican candidate by election time, and we’re enabling it. We’ll be left with Mitt, who will lose in the general election.
Yes, Republicans are the stupid party. Attacking our own, based on faulty “evidence.”
He’s right. Part of this is because they don’t have working role models, but part of it is because they live in devastated neighborhoods (let’s not get into exactly who devastated them) and there aren’t any of the little jobs we used to do when we were kids - shoveling snow, walking dogs, paper route, delivering groceries, etc.
So the idea of giving them some useful work they can do at school, where they have to go every day anyway, is a good one. Kids at a certain age love to work and they love to show how responsible they are and what a good job they can do - and get praised and compensated for it. That’s what builds good work habits.
One of the reasons it’s hard for poor adolescents, particularly blacks, to get hired is by the time they are teenagers, they have developed absolutely no work habits and employers know that things like showing up on time, staying for a full shift, doing a job well and cooperating with coworkers are going to be things that are completely unknown to them, because they’ve never even done the basic kid-jobs before.
The answer is not giving them government jobs.
Same here, but these days illegals cut the yards and do the paper route. And the golf balls are all from China and to cheap to go hunting for. That does leave worms thou, but the profit is probably a lot better on selling other stuff.
*There can be only one!
And "they" have picked Slick Mitt to be that one
*for Highlander fans
I'm not feeling sorry for someone who is given a free education with multiple opportunities for vocational training, apprenticeships and/or internships. There are jobs out there for people who aren't afraid to start at the bottom and work their way up. And it doesn't require a drastic move to start out in one of these entry-level jobs and earn the money to finally escape the gubmint plantation. They don't even need to give up much in government hand-outs at first.
This culture of government dependence has got to be destroyed, and these slaves must be set free to provide for themselves.
Go back to nothing but section 8 housing, and gov surplus food that they have to pick up once a month. Good luck trying to sell that for cash.
I doubt you would see so many wanting to spend a lifetime on that.
That's still consistent with what Gingrich is saying. They didn't get the job to work, they got the job to get money. Giving someone a job doesn't give them work habits. What's missing is a sense of vocation that makes getting up and going work everyday important to them, because it's what they do.
It's not that complicated, and it doesn't require a global cosmological event to have it.
How long before we start hearing about Newt wanting to abolish child labor laws and the exploitation of children by greedy capitalists?
In my youth, I had a paper route delivering newspapers door to door. And, as a courtesy to my customer’s, I collected these same newspapers and sold them to the local recycle yard. You have to think outside the box.
First he is correct as to the problem. Second I heard him tell Greta about this, he wants programs that give inner city kids practical work experience.
CBS is the worst.
I'm a Cain person but I feel we really need to stick to the truth here and not perpetrate the LSM lies. This bit of information about Newt is not the truth as per his daughter. She wrote a book and in it stated that this incident is a fabrication.
Hey, it is what it is.
I live near Asbury Park, NJ which has a huge underclass. While the males all sell drugs and laze in the front yards of their rentals, their female relatives are working in the giant supermarkets that dominate the area. They work in all the pizza and chicken joints. The point is, that even if your block is a “hellhole,” help is often just a few streets away.
I agree with Newt on this. Why can’t a kid be a packer at Foodtown?
“This bit of information about Newt is not the truth as per his daughter. She wrote a book and in it stated that this incident is a fabrication.”
Gee, I wonder why his DAUGHTER might have done that. Could it be because her father is running for President and she wants him to win? Naw, ....
Never ever trust CBS. Newt is trying to help inner city kids with jobs not hand outs. His statement is not foolish unless we want to now enter fantasy land that all is well in the cities. Just incredible.
Ah! Someone else who remembers this classic series!
Yeah, well, our culture has come to worship the wrong things.
I am so tired, I don’t know how to fight it with my own kids thinking sex and money is everything and I find myself also wishing for no money stresses, what ever happened to altruism, loyalty, living for others, refusing to take unfair advantage....people think you are daft if you say those things.........
P.S., if you are a Cain person, then you have chosen one candidate who is an alleged adulterer, and are defending another one (Newt) that is a known adulterer, 2 times over. Nice choices on your part.
By Newt’s definition you weren’t poor.
Can you believe now the media will portray Newt as dissing poor kids when he is talking about getting them job skills? And some on here will now pretend Newt Gingrich is blaming the kids he’d like to help. Or that it’s his fault. Oy.
okay, gotcha...the truth matters not to you, it's the allegation that's important.
Bless your heart....
He wants more government. He wants government make-work jobs.
I am sure he thinks a government jobs program for kids will put a man on mars or something.
I doubt anybody in the race really knows what poor is.
LOL! I remember this series when it was in re-runs on CBN television. My local ABC station has a channel on their digital subcarrier that carries classic TV shows and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis comes on at 6:30am. LOL
I am sure Newt will come up with a government program to solve this. Newt is not a conservative on ANY issue. Frankly, he is a leftist on every single domestic issue.
I had to read post after post by those trying to rationalize mccain... they said the high road is the right path... that we are better than the dims... well that is a false premise... you cannot win a fight without landing blows and if you refuse to fight... you will get the crap beat out of yourself.
If newt is nominated... he will be destroyed in the media while he will refuse to fight obama down in the gutter where obama lives.
AS RICK FLAIR SAYS... AND RICK IS A WINNER AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN... “TO BE THE MAN... YOU GOTTA BEAT THE MAN”. You cannot beat a political opponent by refusing to point out his weaknesses and failures... and with obamao... those are huge and are both PERSONAL and POLITICAL. I cannot believe how blind some Conservatives are.
I don’t know about the others but I think Cain and Bachmann know what it’s like being poor.
I’m old enough to remember it on its initial run.
okay, gotcha...the truth matters not to you, it’s the allegation that’s important.
Newt’s adulterous affairs are well documented, for years now. I see you have your blinders on.
Bingo Bingo Bingo. CBS is the worst and some Freepers need to get their heads out of their asses.
Which is it now? Gingrich is a flaming liberal but he insults poor people for not working?
Reality: he is talking about getting kids some work for $$ experience rather than a handout. CBS is evil and will use pretzel like logic to deny the kids such help. Now Newt is their enemy for wanting to help them develop good work habits!
Uh section 8 housing is a cancer esp under Obama.