Newt Gingrich: OWS Wants Everything They Didn’t Pay For

The Iowa Family and Faith Thanksgiving Forum this week produced some interesting and meaty soundbites. Here’s Newt Gingrich on occupiers who want everything they haven’t paid for.

Newt Gingrich

NEWT GINGRICH: All of the occupy movements start with the premise that we all owe them everything. The take over a public park they didn’t pay for; To go nearby to go to bathrooms they didn’t pay for; to beg for food from places they didn’t pay for; to instruct those who go to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park, so they can self-righteously proclaim that they are the paradigms of virtue for which we owe everything. Now that is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country and why you need to assert something as simple as saying to them, “Go get a job right after you take a bath.”


Newt Gingrich at Iowa Faith and Family Thanksgiving Forum (video)

Compare Occupiers to a meeting set by U.S. Senator Mike Lee for Tea Party affiliates and canceled by Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer. Lees guests were actually evicted from the Russell Senate Building.

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  • Just like any other mooch who doesn’t deserve it, all you have to say is ‘NO’… they know you don’t owe them anything, but for some reason they feel no shame in asking

    I like the clip Adrienne put up where Newt told them to take a bath and get a job lol

    • RR, this is that same clip. From the uproar over Newt’s comments, I guess the idea of taking a bath just went much too far.

  • ella

    Unfortunately what people continue forgetting is how interconnected we are in the world, a crisis in one place creates a ripple effect so this attitude isn’t going to bring a solution.

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  • I’m an artist. I got laid off from the cooperation who was producing my work and publishing it in January. At 65, I was starting from scratch. I had to not complain, I had to really work at surviving. I’m still paying the bills.. I’m not getting rich, but I’m surviving. You have to stop the crying. I don’t, as an artist get welfare. or unemployment. I live or die by the sweat on MY BROW. NOT SOMEONE ELSE’S. I know it is tough, but if you have to move to find a job.. DO IT!!! NO OWES YOU ANYTHING
    Look at a 100 years ago, people had to pack up and move to another state to find work. There was no welfare, no unemployment. They didn’t cry about it, they pulled up their skirts or pants, tightened their belts and bore down hard at getting any kind of a job to survive. Have you looked at pictures from the 30’s and 40’s? People lived in dug outs, they wore hand me downs, and ate from their gardens. YOU DID WHAT YOU HAD TO DO TO SURVIVE. I faced disaster at the beginning of this year. I just bore down and got determined not to fail. So far I’m fine.. this time next year, hope I can still say I’m doing ok. There are no guaranties in life. Your born then you die.. that’s the only certainties.

    • We will make it David no doubt. Obama has failed and will be beaten down so people will see him for what he truly is. NOTHING!

      “Nothing comes from nothing – nothing never did.”

  • This unknown author has made a brilliant assessment our nation at this hour in history:

    The current Occupy Wall Street movement is the best illustration to date of what Barack Obama’s America looks like. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly.

    It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society.

    It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals:
    Defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.

    It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.

    It is the America that Obama and the Democratic Party have created with the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood , unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.

    Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in four years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable of.

    The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America.

    “Socialism, in general, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual
    Could ignore or evade it.” – Thomas Sowell

    http://www.redstate.com/jacquesusa/2011/11/18/obamas-america/

    I liked what Romney said tonight on Hanity: Romney thinks America is great and wants to make it even greater: with a simpler, smaller, smarter government. Opposite of what Obama and his greedy pay pals want.

    • So well written. This is the truth of it all. This is the dirt we need to clean up, and then take our shoes off to walk on the sacred floor of true freedom.