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Gingrich Openly Supports Child Labor


The Republican Vision of America’s Future

Not that this is surprising, but that he would say it so openly suggests how brazen the Republican Party has become in eviscerating the nation’s past century of progress.

“You say to somebody, you shouldn’t go to work before you’re what, 14, 16 years of age, fine. You’re totally poor. You’re in a school that is failing with a teacher that is failing. I’ve tried for years to have a very simple model,” he said. “Most of these schools ought to get rid of the unionized janitors, have one master janitor and pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work, they would have cash, they would have pride in the schools, they’d begin the process of rising.”

Newt Gingrich is a very nice man.

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