Skip to comments.Gingrich: Poor kids don't work
Posted on 12/02/2011 6:18:45 AM PST by Daffynition
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There is no reason that kids under 18, who don’t have others to support, should have the same minimum wage as people over the age of 18.
My 13 year old niece was throwing a tantrum the other day because my sister cut off the cable TV to her bedroom. My sister and her husband are what I would consider to be working poor.
“Seems to me that we expect more out of today’s politicians personal lives than our nation’s founders could have mustered.”
Oh yes, I’m sure Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and the others had lots of affairs and cheated on their wives. Sure.
He wants no such thing snap out of it. Gingrich is the new liberal let’s all stay home for Obama! Gingrich said something CBS didn’t like boo hoo.
Gingrich is flawed, but it’s intellectually dishonest to say he’s a leftist. The guy has a 90% lifetime rating from the ACU for Pete’s sake!
Jefferson? Franklin? Hamilton?
Better read some more history.
It’s the govt fault. My college educated brother who grew up in one of the richest zip codes in America has never had a job because he gets everything from the California welfare system. He knows how to work the system he’s an expert on getting everything paid for. He has raised 3 sons in his image and California is paying to feed his 150lb mastiff dog in a three bedroom apt. Wake up America some people need welfare and some dont
And I find that very refreshing, finally someone who will dare to say what is on all our minds, get it out there front and center and deal with the problem. We need more Welfare Reform.
He is not saying they are Lazy, just they have no positive influence, and he is absolutely correct. Not that should really matter, if one is a self starter and REALLY wanted to improve themselves, but for most of them, it is a way of life and they are afraid of their "peers" (yuk), to make the change.
I swear I’m expecting half of us may get banned from FR for supporting Newt Gingrich if some of these people have their way!
Ok I accepted no support for Romney but now I have to accept that Gingrich is a liberal. I can assure people Obama IS a liberal.
So he didn’t propose giving them paying jobs cleaning the schools??
aka “under-served communities”
Not all are lazy, the drug sellers are real hustlers
and not all are criminal, collecting welfare for 5 generations is no crime
Newt is right, the kid from these neighborhoods who exhibits ambition and drive usually makes the headlines
as an anomaly
“Jefferson? Franklin? Hamilton?
Better read some more history.”
I have toots. And I didn’t list Franklin, you did. And I don’t swallow for one minute the politically correct rendition that it was Thomas Jefferson that was the Jefferson who had relations with Sally Hemming. That’s the Libs’ point of view of history, and has been disputed by panels other than the first one that wanted so badly for it to be Tom Jefferson that was doing it with Sally. But you believe whatever version of history you want to concoct in your mind. We actually don’t know whether Franklin, who was a ladies man, actually had a French sweetie or not, although it appears he may have. His wife was back home in the U.S. for years while he was in France. Anyway, Franklin was never President either.
The “oh no..it can’t be done, stinking way of thinking” is one of the many reasons why our nation is in/on a decline.
“Ben Franklin ditched his family and spent years sleeping around while working in France.”
Franklin didn’t “ditch” his wife to go to France, he went at the request of his young country, and she didn’t want to go.
My about seven years ago my sister managed a Subway shop in the Greater Cincinnatti area. She hired a teenager to work for her. He worked his tail off, every day, after school and through the summer.
One August, right before the start of his sophomore year, his parents decided that they couldnt pay to send him to the private Catholic school that his siblings had gone to, anymore. This kid really valued that educational experience and he wanted it for himself.
He made a deal with his parents. He wanted to increase his after school working hours and weekend hours at the Subway shop, so that he could pay his own private tuition. They agreed, provided he kept his grades up.
He worked all the time and deposited his earnings into a joint account with his parents. He continued to work throughout his school year, saving money. And his parents wrote a tuition check for him, faithfully. He finished his sophomore year and junior year. He had enough money saved up at the end of his senior year to pay for the entire year, without having to kill himself working so many hours. He was very proud of his work ethic and thought that the work was worth it, because he loved going to that private Catholic school.
He enrolled for his senior year and started classes, very happy and well-adjusted.
Then the principal called him into the office to inform him that the tuition check hadnt been sent in time for the fall semester. He wasnt welcome at the school anymore.
He rushed home to his parents, worried. He knew hed saved that money and that he had budgeted to pay for the full years tuition, all by himself.
What he didnt know is that earlier that summer his parents had drained that account and spent it on themselves on frivolous things that they wanted and had nothing to do with nurturing or raising their son.
He had to work even more hours to pay for that last year. He rarely slept. He worked and went to school, scrimping and saving every penny.
I cannot imagine the huge hole in the trust that his parents had made when theyd squandered their own childs educational savings. It must have damaged their relationship with their son.
Hes a good kid, and I hope that he has healed his heart while at the same time learned to really work for himself. He cant count on his parents, obviously.
The goal is to make it as miserable as possible. The problem now is because they cover rents in halfway nice apartments and even single family homes.
He is a leftist on health care, the environment, immigration,
agriculture, finance (bailouts,corporate welfare,freemarkets),
abortion, energy (in terms of corporate welfare and the enviornment), entitlements,size of government in general...on education he supports the DOE and other things but I wouldn’t quibble with those who say he is a moderate on education.
Not to mention he is a sell out...so those issues which is not already inclined to be a corporate socialist he can be flipped for a price.
Not to mention he is a horrible, horrible, horrible manager and leader. Being a good communicator and strategist has nothing to do with being a leader. Look at Obama.
The ACU is good for nothing. (except giving big government Republicans “conservative” cover).
If NEwt had been a “conervative “ speaker then we would have a 1.8 trillion dollars budget, ZERO national debt, a 30 trillion dollar economy, and Obama certainly would not be President.