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Gingrich: ‘What the Poor Need is a Trampoline’

National Journal reports:


A day after his chief rival Mitt Romney stumbled rhetorically by suggesting poor people don’t concern him, Gingrich said at his first campaign event on Thursday, “I really believe that we should care about the very poor, unlike Governor Romney. But I believe we should care differently than Barack Obama.”

Both Romney and Obama think a “safety net” of government programs is all that’s needed, Gingrich said, but he believes, “What the poor need is a trampoline, so that they can spring up … So I’m for replacing the safety net with a trampoline.”

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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