Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich Response to State of the Union
Posted on 01/24/2012 9:42:36 PM PST by upsdriver
Coral Gables, FL Newt Gingrich released the following statement responding to President Obamas State of the Union address:
We have a crisis of work in this country and tonight President Obama proposed nothing in the way of policy changes that will get us to robust job creation and dramatic economic growth.
Instead, the president described his conviction that his big government is built to last and should be paid for with higher taxes.
But bigger government and higher taxes will not lead to jobs and growth. Bigger government and higher taxes will instead lead to more people on food stamps, a situation which the President and his party defend as a fair outcome.
Here we have to confront the truth about President Obama. Economic growth and prosperity is not really at the top of his agenda. He will always prefer a food stamp economy to a paycheck economy and call it fair.
For the president and a large part of the political class, its about their power, their right to rule. They just want to take money from Joe the Plumber the small business people who makes over 90 per cent of the new jobs -- and redistribute it to the government bureaucracy and their political friends and allies. Thats why so much of that nearly trillion-dollar stimulus didnt create jobs but just went into the pockets of special interests who support President Obama and the leadership of the Democratic Party.
No better example of this exists than in the crisis of American energy. President Obama and his political allies not of few of whom love living in energy inefficient houses or driving gas-guzzling luxury vehicles openly admit they want gas prices to remain high so that the rest of America will learn to live more modestly. They think its good for rest of us. Only recently, the president canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline that would have created countless new jobs and helped America on the way to energy independence because he wanted to appease the far left of his party. And yet not a single word on the Keystone XL pipeline tonight.
To create jobs and growth in this country, we must start with dramatic tax reform that lowers taxes and maximizes capital investment and job creation. We must return to a dollar as good as gold whose purchasing power is the same in thirty years as it is today. We must dramatically expand American energy production. We must have smarter regulation at the same time we abolish destructive and costly regulatory systems beginning with Obamacare,Dodd-Franks, and Sarbanes-Oxley. And finally, unlike the current administration, we must have faith in job creators.
With these policies the state of the union will be much better. They will create an explosion in job creation and lead to robust economic growth and a return to prosperity. Furthermore, a paycheck economy will put us on a path to balanced budgets and paying down our national debt.
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Didn’t read it all yet but the WSJ has a hit piece about how obastard is going to win and how Newt has a Nero complex and all that rot.
Short and succinct but do we have enough gold to back the currency?
Really, Newt, no grammer checking?
I’m pretty sure I’m getting numb to all this stuff. I really don’t see how anyone can be inspired by what either obastard, newt, Cain or any other politician has to say anymore.
Newt’s response seems awfully thin to me but sound bites are what sell I suppose. I just don’t know where they sell though.
OUTSTANDING...now that is what the GOP response should have been.
Direct, to the point, and not candy coating it. Simply the truth.
God grant that we can remove Obama in 2012 and get a conservative president, House and Senate...and the same in most of the several states...so we can begin truly turning this thing around.
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The Man who Despises America - Barack Obama
No spell checking?
When we were on the gold standard we didn't have enough gold to back the currency. The Gold Standard merely fixes the value of the dollar and makes a covenant to redeem it for Gold. If there was a run on the gold backed dollar, there would not be enough gold to keep the covenant.
The fact is that there is not enough gold in the world to pay off the US National Debt, much less to back future currency.
That might be a hit piece attempt but it fails badly. The problem is that the WSJ are a part of the establishment elite. Therefore, the WSJ is a part of the problem. They live in their protective bubble and don’t seem to recognize the discontent all across the country. They’ll be just as surprised as the Democrats on election night this Nov. They learned NOTHING from the 2010 election victory. For smart people, they sure are stupid.
“the WSJ has a hit piece “
Yes, but it attacks Mitt for being a loser too.
We all might want a better candidate, but we have to fight the battle with the army that we have and Newt is our best hope. The WSJ is quite right about Mitt. Mitt is a robot dud who will put people to sleep.
But, Newt has proven he can attract voter attention with his public speaking and debating, can win sizable elections and can inspire and build enthusiasm for the election and his leadership.
He isn’t perfect, but unlike the Democrats, we are not looking for a god come down from the heavens to lead us. Newt is the perfectly flawed man to lead us in a difficult time. Go Newt!
“The fact is that there is not enough gold in the world to pay off the US National Debt, much less to back future currency. “
Yes, the gold standard is a truly stupid idea that shouldn’t be an issue for informed conservatives. There are better solutions to our currency problems.
Response two;OUTSTANDING...now that is what the GOP response should have been.
Direct, to the point, and not candy coating it. Simply the truth.
Had to post this contrast in opinions, one following the other. I found it fascinating.
That would be, "Grammar checking."
Yeah. Hume keeps saying we're in for 4 more years of hussein if Newt gets the nomination too. His proof is hussein's game plan has only one opponent on it and that's Romney.
That is what I thought.
Not sure who has a Newt Ping List.
Nero fiddled while the capital of Rome burned. If Newt ends up doing the same thing, I'll say he's a hero because he's doing what we elected him to do.
They learned something alright. Tea Party isn't exactly Wall Street. More like Main St. Hussein or Romney, tomato/tomata, either works for the elite. Newt is a wild card, and scares them.
I just about vomited, Mitch Daniels’ response was so weak tonight.
Wish it would have been these words delivered with power and conviction.
If Zero can be beat, Newt will do it.
I remember a news conference shortly after the Republicans took back the House (first time in foty years). Newt was the architect.
I have never seen a room full of reporters so stunned and thrown off their game. LOL.
God grant it may happen again.
God Save the Republic!
TitansAFC has the Newt ping list.
Spend a little time at Newt.org reading and you will get all the details you want.
Newt (and every other candidate) continues to ignore the fact that we can not grow our way out of debt! In order to do that, we would need a long run of GDP growth over debt growth. We have never done that in the last 30 years.
Lowering taxes will increase the amount of money I have in my pocket, but the government will just borrow that amount and INCREASE the debt even more. In order to pay for everything from tax revenues only, taxes would need to increase by ~50% (reciepts now = ~2T, expenditures = ~3T) OR expenditures must decrease by 33% (or some combination thereof).
In one point I agree with the GOP Response to the SOTU - there really is only one issue. The GOP just doesn’t want to admit it (nor do the Dems).
They didn't learn that it is the tea party that holds keys to victory. The Elites still think they matter. They don't. I don't know if Newt scares them as much as they detest the voters that Newt attracts.
As Jim Robinson is fond of posting;
REBELLION IS BREWING!!
He has personal bad feeling toward Newt and he should recluse himself from comments..
there was a time I respected Hume as one of the finest newsmen in the country, but after having heard and seen him the past month or so...He has lost all my respect.
We can grow our way out of debt. Such is the power of the American economic system.
It will require a return to sound principles of governance and economics-—including a lowering of taxes, not an increase.
There must be a draconian cut in spending as well.
Reagan showed us the power of the American economy unleashed and it can happen again.
God save the Republic.
Fox News has become infected.
How could any sane person argue with THAT!
funny that Newt has been attacking just that as the centerpiece of his campaign.
From Newt Gingrich: “For the president and a large part of the political class, its about their power, their right to rule...and redistribute it to the government bureaucracy and their political friends and allies. Thats why so much of that nearly trillion-dollar stimulus didnt create jobs but just went into the pockets of special interests...”
He knows what is happening.
Where does all that stimulus money go? Read:
“U.P.B Urban Partnership Bank just another community activist sounding entity. The kind that is so familiar to this administration. The name change was reported on just not nearly to the degree that the collapse of Shorebank was. And so Shorebank lives on simply having changed its name.”
“How so? The money the investments”
“The investments were quickly assembled and directly by the Obama administration. Look over the list of investors that information is easily available to you as well. Institutions that had received tax payer funded bailouts were pushed to invest in the re-born version of Shorebank. That is what the bailout and the stimulus provided the federal government the regulatory authority to tell these institutions what to do. And so they did. Hundreds of millions of dollars bailout funds the peoples money hundreds of millions spent to prop Shorebank back onto its feet and continue on its way.”
“And the very same staff remained. The very same individuals who ran Shorebank and who worked so closely with Democrats and the globalization architects those very same individuals now run U.P.B. Shorebank then did not collapse. She is the very same woman at the dance doing no more than wearing a different dress. And you, like so many others who pretend to pay attention you were fooled.”
“And are you aware of the motto that was Shorebank that is still the unspoken motto of U.P.B. ?”
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The problem with all those large media outlets is their owners: the huge multi-national conglomerates are more concerned with the world at large, globalism, so they’re really not interested in allowing Americans to freely choose who heads up the government here.
Newt Gingrich has done no such thing. You were a constant Palin basher, too. Exactly who is it that you are supporting for president?
All the gold in the world is only worth around $15 trillion or so.
Not enough to back our debt, much less our annual gdp.
Brit, Bret, Bret, Brit..yes, Brit Hume has changed, more of his own opinion than when he sat on the other side of the table?? Newt is coming and they just don’t like it!!!!
GO NEWT 2012
**To create jobs and growth in this country, we must start with dramatic tax reform that lowers taxes and maximizes capital investment and job creation. We must return to a dollar as good as gold whose purchasing power is the same in thirty years as it is today. We must dramatically expand American energy production. We must have smarter regulation at the same time we abolish destructive and costly regulatory systems beginning with Obamacare,Dodd-Franks, and Sarbanes-Oxley. And finally, unlike the current administration, we must have faith in job creators.**
How many nits can a nitpicker pick if a nitpicker picks nitpicker nitpicks?
Newt has tapped into the righteous anger that most American feel as they watch their Republic being destroyed by the evil left and the contemptible elites of both parties.
There are two conservatives running and I’d be happy with either. Newt isn’t one and although Paul is my favorite in domestic policy he’s a joke on foreign policy and too nutty.
Newt sure sounds like something I heard 30 years ago.
The Gold system and ending the Fed are the only long range solutions to the currency problem.
The Gold system and ending the Fed are the only long term solutions to the currency problem.
How do you propose to do that?
To “grow out”, GDP must increase significantly MORE (prozentually) than debt for an extended period of time - we haven’t done that for over 30 years.
You say Draconian Cuts - try roughly 33% of spending! ($1 Trillion per year!)
If you LOWER taxes, spending will have to decrease MORE than that 33% (or you have to take on more debt to finance it).
While it is true (and Reagan & Bush II proved it!) that decreasing taxes can lead to increased revenues - these increases are not enough to cover the growth in obligations. We are already paying close to 10% of tax revenues on interest payments (at a rate of ~1.5%).
IOW, to Balance the Budget with current reciepts, we would need to slash 41% across the board.
I see no Candidate proposing this.
I’m beginning to like Newt more and more.