Rumor has it that former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich is going to make his big "I'm running for President" announcement this week. Yawn, we all knew this was coming. I liken Newt to President Clinton in two areas, skeletons and playing political chameleon. Neither is a compliment to the former Speaker. Let's take a look at Newt on the issues (I yield to Google on the skeletons), from Newt.org:
"We cannot merely shift resources from current activities. Instead, we must create a bigger national security system with a bigger budget and a more robust capacity to deal with multiple threats simultaneously."
Bigger, two; Robust Capacity, one; Efficient, zero
Limited Government: (heh, see above)
"An America marked by limited government, honest politicians, and a small bureaucracy, and which focuses on fairness and the rule of law, is the antithesis of a secular-socialist America dominated by political machines of big government, huge bureaucracies, and powerful politicians."
Prediction: Prepare to hear "secular-socialist" A LOT also heh.
"We should cut the corporate tax rate to 12.5% to match Ireland and match China on investment by eliminating the capital gains tax completely. We should also cut payroll taxes by 50% for both the employer and employee and provide a 100% tax write-off for new equipment. Eliminating the death tax would be both morally correct and a boon to economic growth."
"We must repeal and replace the left’s big government health bill with real solutions that will lower costs and improve health outcomes."
Replace? That scares me. If you read his entire healthcare
rant position, it sounds as if a democrat could've written it...minus the use of the word "miasma", of course.
"We need to break out of our broken and outdated education model by expanding the use of charter schools and embracing school vouchers (or Pell Grants for K-12) to give parents immediate options if their child is trapped in a failing school."
Blah, blah, blah. Applause.
"'Green conservatism' aims to bring about a cleaner, greener world while protecting the freedom and dignity of all people and ensuring their right to a better economic future"
Prediction: Prepare to hear "green conservatism" A LOT also world? heh.
"Any new worker visa program created to incorporate those illegal immigrants in the US with steady employment must be designed in a high tech way to make forgery impossible."
Sounds like somebody hearts an amnesty plan. R I N O.
Religious Liberty: (two parter)
"The secular socialist left – who hates the idea of an authority higher than the government - has used its domination of academia, the courts, and the media to twist the meaning of the first amendment from a right that protects religious liberty to prohibition on religious expression in the public square."
SECULAR SOCIALIST!!! R'rrrrar.
"To fight back, Newt and Callista have produced the Rediscovering God in America series (books and DVDs) to show how central religious expression in the public square was at the founding of America and throughout our history."
Rediscovery > Skeletons (also, I guess you're supposed to buy his books and DVDs)
And finally, my favorite category...
"The elected branches – the executive and legislative – have other recourses to serve as a check against judicial overreach, including limiting the jurisdiction of federal courts on matters where they have consistently overreached their constitutional authority."
Dear Newt, please go away...unless you want to be the next Job Czar. Also, thanks for the material.