I know plenty of middle class & wealthy kids who have "no habits of working" too.
I'd love to see some stats on that broad generalization he's making. It feels like something a guy of his knowledge should know better than to be spewing. I thought the US population was a little more evolved than that. Maybe we're devolving at this point.
Politically speaking, I don't like the dems or the libs, but my God, the Reps are their own worst enemy. I had a lot of respect for Newt in terms of about the only guy on amongst the Republican presidential contenders who has the knowledge and expertise in navigating the "governmental waters", though I just can't see him winning any elections because he's just not much of a "people person". But with statements like this, he just seems to be completely disconnected from reality and living in an era 50 yrs out of date.