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The Weirdest Things You Never Knew About Newt Gingrich

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Republicans have been accused of being anti-union. But Newt Gingrich's most recent union-busting proposal could be the strangest of all time: He proposed getting rid of unionized school janitors... and replacing them with schoolchildren.

In New Hampshire, where school janitors start out making $28,324 a year and reach a maximum of $42,688, he said custodians make "an absurd amount of money" and that poor children could work for less, according to the Huffington Post."You could take one janitor and hire 30-some kids to work in the school for the price of one janitor," Gingrich said in South Carolina. "And those 30 kids would be a lot less likely to drop out. They would actually have money in their pocket."

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