Newt Gingrich’s Newest and Best Idea: Instead of a Safety Net for the Poor, How About a Trampoline?

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"I think we want to replace the safety net with a trampoline. Policies that help the poor become middle class, help people get out of poverty." —Newt Gingrich on CNN yesterday, reacting to Mitt Romney's "very poor" gaffe. We think Gingrich should merge his student-janitorial solution to poverty with the trampoline idea. Just think, America's poor youth could get a work ethic and fight obesity at the same time! [YouTube]