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