Newt Gingrich: Poor children only work for crime


Newt Gingrich’s stance on poor children:

“Really poor children, in really poor neighborhoods have no habits of working and have nobody around them who works so they have no habit of showing up on Monday,” Gingrich claimed.

“They have no habit of staying all day, they have no habit of I do this and you give me cash unless it is illegal,” he added. via Newt Gingrich’s disgusting remarks about ‘really poor children’ – PostPartisan – The Washington Post.

What Democrats in swing districts should realize about these little crumb snatchers Newt hates so much is that a lot of them are in “Real America”™:

Rural Americans disproportionately rely on the Food Stamp Program to help purchase food for a healthy diet. Based on our analysis of data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP),22 percent of the nation’s population lived in non metropolitan or “rural” areas in 2001, but a full 31 percent of food stamp bene?ciaries lived there. Overall, 7.5 percent of the nation’s rural population relied on food stamps, compared with 4.8 percent of urban residents.