Really, Newt?

Newt Gingrich wants to fire union workers and hire kids to clean schools. Here's what he said last week:

"Saying to people you shouldn't go to work before you're 14, 16. You're totally poor, you're in a school that's failing with a teacher that's failing.

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."

Great idea, right? That Gingrich is a real big thinker — let's fire janitors and hire their children instead. Let's assign children as young as nine years old to do hard manual labor cleaning up after their more fortunate classmates.

Please let Newt Gingrich know that his "idea" is outrageous - and then let your friends, family and others know exactly what kind of hogwash Gingrich is proposing.