Here is his quote from Newshounds.
Gingrich answered: “We ought to be inventing a way so that those people who were driven out of public housing don’t return back to the totally inadequate public housing of the past but have a better future. Those children who are now scattered across America – we have to worry about their getting a real education and, candidly, in some cases they may get a better education, if we put our minds to it, than they would have gotten trapped in areas of poverty, with schools that were failing, with nobody in the community who was able to be a role model so I think the time right now is to look forward in a positive way… and how are we gonna fix the bureaucracies that so clearly failed?”
Newt Gingrich Suggests Hurricane Victims May Be Better Off As Evacuees
And of course we know Barbara Bush used almost the same words in discussing how lucky the refugees were:
“What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas,” Barbara Bush said in an interview on Monday with the radio program “Marketplace.” “Everyone is so overwhelmed by the hospitality.”
“And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway,” she said, “so this is working very well for them.
Sounds like talking points to me. When you hear it from two of them, it is most likely talking points and part of a plan. A plan, I guess to figure out some other way to handle low income housing. I don’t pretend to know what they have in mind.
I posted earlier that they were not rebuilding low-income housing in the Charlotte County area hit so hard by Hurricane Charley. Last year 95% of housing like that, including trailer parks and housing centers was destroyed. A local station there has a video remembering it a year later. The person speaking says they won’t turn them out in the cold, or something to that effect. Here is the video.
Here is my previous diary about the destruction of the housing there. I believe, but can’t verify, that there are many still without homes in the Hardee County area of Florida where Charley wreaked such havoc. It is hard to find news about it, but rebuilding is slow there.
Here is the gist of my diary:
The people in FEMA village there, some 500 trailers, will have to get out in February. This article shows their quandary, which basically is that they have nowhere to go.