He’s a smart guy regardless of how polarizing he may be. He was able to get things done in Congress back with the “Contract for America”. In fact, it may be the last time a Congress was actually effective. A few highlights from his most recent piece:
If we don’t develop an energy abundance plan, we will continue to send $500 billion or more a year overseas and our economy will continue to weaken.
If we don’t focus on making it easier for small business and for entrepreneurial startups, we won’t have the new jobs to replace the old ones that are fading away under the pressures of science, technology and the world market.
If we don’t get government spending, government regulations, government bureaucracy and government-mandated litigation under control, our economy will continue to weaken and we will be hit with rising inflation.
And ripped right from GorT’s if-I-were-in-charge-playbook (GorT emphasis added):
This spring, the $152 billion stimulus bill was wasted money. It should have been invested in science, technology, energy, infrastructure and pro-jobs, pro-savings tax cuts.
I had a conversation over lunch with coworkers where we all agreed (and the spectrum of political leanings were all present) that this “rescue bill” should have put in place incentives for those of us who were financially responsible and have mortgages within our reach and credit spending that is controlled. Mr. Gingrich goes on to talk about the most underplayed portion of the “rescue bill” in the main stream media:
To give you a sense of how failed the current strategy has been, consider this: This summer a $300 billion housing bailout was passed with a $500 million a year payment to a radical, anti-free market group called ACORN and other left-wing organizing groups. ACORN is a left-wing, political extortion racket. It’s currently busy bussing people to vote early in Ohio and elsewhere – these are your tax dollars at work. You get taxed to send a left-wing group money to use to elect left-wing predatory politicians to raise your taxes to give more money to groups who help them get elected, etc.
“Action Now” courtesy of the pictured Winston Churchill and quoted by Mr. Gingrich. Well said.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.