Wow, good ol' Newt Gingrich is at it again. This time, while speaking at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Gingrich says that he believes children under the age of 14 should be allowed to work. However, he predicates that by referring to the "tragedy" in poor neighborhoods. He rattles on to his conservative base, "You're totally poor, you're in a school that's failing with a teacher that's failing." There are not good teachers in poor neighborhoods? Should teens and pre-teens be worried about the family bills?
His grand plan is to have one head janitor in the school who hires students to perform janitorial duties. Perhaps Newt doesn't remember being in school and how cruel the other kids can be. What would some of the wealthier kids be saying to their classmates that have to clean the toilets?
So, according to "Gingrich Economics" it is better for a child to be made fun of at school for being so poor that they have to clean up after their classmates than to take a few more dollars from the Wall Street fat-cats. Those tax dollars from the wealthiest Gingrich supporters could help create better jobs for the parents of those pre-teens. This saves the dignity of the child and the parent. Newt probably is not familiar with that word.