Tuesday, January 17, 2012

St. Paul stated: "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some that walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread." (2 Thes. 3: 10) It was the Protestant Work Ethic that made the British Empire, Norway, Sweden, Holland, Denmark, Canada and USA prosperous. We owe it to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation which taught us God's Word concerning work, honesty, responsibility and keeping high moral standards. - Pastor Max Solbrekken

Gingrich Draws Cheers for Explaining Why Obama Is a ‘Food Stamp President’: ‘And If That Makes Liberals Unhappy...'’
January 17, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Pressed to defend his comment that President Obama is a “food stamp president, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich drew repeated applause -- and the only standing ovation -- at Monday night’s debate, when he said he will “continue to find ways to help poor people learn how to get a job, learn how to get a better job and learn some day to own the job."

Gingrich also said he was not trying to insult black Americans by suggesting that poor kids work as janitors in their schools.

Fox News' moderator drew boos as he framed the question at the debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Monday night:

"Speaker Gingrich, you recently said black Americans should demand jobs, not food stamps. You also said poor kids lack a strong work ethic and proposed having them work as janitors in their schools. Can’t you see that this is viewed, at a minimum, as insulting to all Americans, but particularly to black Americans?" Williams asked.

"No. I don’t see that," Gingrich replied. He said his own daughter did janitorial work at a Georgia church when she was 13. "And she liked earning the money. She liked learning that if you worked, you got paid."

Gingrich said 30 kids could be hired for the price of one union janitor. “[A]nd those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out. They would actually have money in their pocket. They’d learn to show up for work. They could do light janitorial duty. They could work in the cafeteria. They could work in the front office. They could work in the library. They’d be getting money, which is a good thing if you’re poor. Only the elites despise earning money."