Cognitive Dissonance

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Gingrich: Laws preventing child labor are 'truly stupid'

Newt Gingrich proposed a plan Friday that would allow poor children to clean their schools for money, saying such a setup would both allow students to earn income and endow them with a strong work ethic.

Speaking at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the former House Speaker said his system would be an improvement on current child labor laws, which he called “truly stupid.”

"I tried for years to have a very simple model. These schools should get rid of unionized janitors, have one master janitor, pay local students to take care of the school. The kids would actually do work; they’d have cash; they’d have pride in the schools. They’d begin the process of rising."

Yep. The GOP front-runner is saying child labor laws are truly stupid. We’ve officially hit a low.

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    First, you act like country folks are the only ones who make their kids do shit as soon as they’re able. I “worked” for...
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    OMFG. Someone shut this moron up.
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