Opinion: The Gingrich who stole Christmas – The Washington Post

Opinion: The Gingrich who stole Christmas – The Washington Post.

Opinion: The Gingrich who stole Christmas

By Mary C. Curtis, Published: December 5 | Updated: Tuesday, December 6, 6:00 AM

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Gingrich’s image of poor homes would be laughable if it weren’t so widely and perniciously accepted among those who have never set foot in one. The stereotype that wealth is a reward for good behavior and poverty is more character flaw than economic circumstance is ubiquitous. You can see why wealthy types who sent manufacturing jobs overseas and manipulated financial systems for their benefit would find Gingrich’s words appealing; they eliminate any cause and effect between their actions and a growing poverty rate.

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