Poverty Is Not an Accident

Poverty Is Not an Accident
Nelson Mandela

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Poor Kids' Work Ethics

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that futher mucker! Kids in the War Zone went can collecting, every day. And these vans, pulling trailers of merch, pick them up & drop them as much as 100 miles from home, in the weather, to sell junk outside gas stations for as many as 16 hrs a day! They work with uncles & dads, under the table, doing roofing, construction, etc. They run households, taking care of younger siblings, doing all household chores, shopping, taking siblings to doctors, school, etc., while single parents are working up to 3 jobs. They garden. They clean houses. They help Mom sew by the piece. They make arts & crafts to peddle to shops in Old Town. They work at the flea market. That bastard has NO IDEA how hard poor kids work! Harder than HE ever had to, that's for damn sure! No work ethic? BITE ME YOU FAT, WHITE PARASITE!

DES MOINES, Iowa - After saying recently that child labor laws are "truly stupid," Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Thursday told an Iowa audience that children in poor neighborhoods have "no habits of working" nor getting paid for their endeavors "unless it's illegal."
"Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works," the former House speaker said at a campaign event at the Nationwide Insurance offices. "So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of 'I do this and you give me cash,' unless it's illegal."
Gingrich lately has been unspooling an urban policy, beginning with his comments at Harvard University last month when he discussed child labor laws. "It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods," Gingrich said then, "entrapping children in, first of all, child laws, which are truly stupid."
Children in poor neighborhoods, he said, should be allowed to serve as janitors in their schools to earn money and develop a connection to the school.

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