Skip to comments.Gingrich Calls GOP Medicare Plan 'Right-Wing Social Engineering' (supports individual mandate)
Posted on 05/16/2011 7:14:15 AM PDT by AAABEST
White House hopeful Newt Gingrich called the House Republican plan for Medicare "right-wing social engineering," injecting a discordant GOP voice into the party's efforts to reshape both entitlements and the broader budget debate.
In the same interview Sunday, on NBC's "Meet the Press," Mr. Gingrich backed a requirement that all Americans buy health insurance, complicating a Republican line of attack on President Barack Obama's health law.
The former House speaker's decision to stick with his previous support for an individual mandate comes days after former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defended the health revamp he championed as governor, which includes a mandate.
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Put a fork in him! He’s DONE! Bye Bye Newt!
Pls keep your mutt on a shorter leash!
He is a confused man.
What a politically stupid move. Hard to believe he would make this statement right out of the gate.
Thanx, Newtie -
Newt and Mitt: statists supporting government control over our lives. RINOs. I won’t vote for either of them.
The Washington Examiner posts following the column has a lot of negative posts on Newt. I cannot figure out why he is even running, it is a waste of time!
or post a bond that would be used to pay for the emergency room health care that congress mandated the hospitals provide for free. I saw the interview. I dont see House Republicans addressing the free health care mandated on hospitals. That is too popular I guess.
Will any candidates for president take up support for the Ryan plan?
Does Newt have any support from any group? I dont know of any.
Newt! Don’t you have another girl friend to find?
Perhaps he and Hillary! can run against Obama in the Democrat primaries?
Really. What kind of idiot watches Mitt Romney eliminate himself from the running by doubling down on supporting RomneyCare, then decides to jump off the cliff after him?
Newt... We knew you were an arrogant old blowhard, but this is stupid in a way that defies comprehension. Please, do yourself a favor. Fold up your tent, and go home now.
Newt should have remained retired. He is completely out of touch and delusional. He is also a philandering fat tub of crap. Newt will be humiliated as he deserves.
At root, Gingrich is a condescending, elitist professor.
Actually, I think Newt is purposeful and calculated in his statement. He is probably trying to differentiate himself.
I also think he is misguided. I predict the fastest campaign implosion that we have seen in a quite a while.
I didn't vote for McCain in 2010. I would not vote for you in 2012.
Hey, Newt... Why not shave your ass and walk backwards... It would be a change for the better, you brain-dead old fool. I would not vote you for dog catcher... But oh, wait... From that picture of you sitting with Nancy, then I see you already have caught a dog.
... and that is one of the real problems with newts. They get their ass handed to them and they just grow another...