Monday, November 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich: Kids, Get to Work!

Am I the only one that remembers this
stuff from school?

Do you remember social studies class? I don't remember all of it, but some of the stuff that sticks with me has to do with the late 1800s and early 1900s. I remember the pictures of tenement apartments. Crowded living, dirty people, unsafe factories, and child labor. This, along with corporations run wild, robber barons and no safety regulations, all were considered a bad thing.

So, why do we have one political party--including in this case, presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich--ready to take us back to that squalid time?


Gingrich Calls Child Labor Laws ‘Stupid’, Wants To Replace Janitors With Poor Kids

In an anti-government diatribe that would be funny if he weren’t serious, GOP presidential candidate New Gingrich told a crowd at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government yesterday that child labor laws are “tragic” and “stupid” and have “done more to create income inequality in the United States than any other single policy.” In a proposal that he freely admitted was “extraordinarily radical,” he called for firing all school janitors and replacing them with poor students. . .

Read more at: Think Progress

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