|Source:Associated Press- former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (Republican, Georgia) and 2012 presidential candidate.|
"Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich continued a campaign swing through New York Monday. In an appearance at The Union League he said comments he made about getting young people to work have been distorted. (Dec. 5)"
From the Associated Press
Here's a case where Newt Gingrich is right when he says that the mainstream media has a tendency to distort what he says.
Newt doesn't believe low-income people are poor because they are lazy. But that they tend to come from households where they don't see their parents working. And in a lot of cases from from single-parent households where their parent isn't working. Where their parent or parents didn't even finish high school, their kids don't know their fathers. The father walked out on the family, perhaps isn't even aware he has kids and they see their parent or parents at home a lot living in Public Housing collecting public assistance, especially Welfare Insurance not working. And they grow up in a household where work isn't encourage.