Skip to comments.Gingrich explains change of heart on Ryan budget
Posted on 08/12/2012 1:05:17 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
(CBS News) After having to apologize last year to House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for calling the Medicare overhaul in his budget proposal "right-wing social engineering," former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Sunday argued his budget efforts, "in my mind, makes him an extraordinarily exciting choice" as Mitt Romney's newly announce VP nominee, "because you now have a national leader who is capable of talking in detail with the American people about some very complicated topics."
"The one thing I objected to back in May 2011," Gingrich told CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes, "was that he eliminated Medicare for everybody. He came back with Ron Wyden. He listened, and one of the things I give Paul a lot of credit for is, he really listens. And he came back with an improved Medicare plan that Ron Wyden [the Democratic senator from Oregon] has co-sponsored and is the only bipartisan reform, by the way... It basically allows people to stay in the current system. He met my only objection."
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Good!!! The State Department needs a house cleaning!
Yes. Like Sarah Palin said. We don’t just need to change leaders. We need to change teams!!
“Good!!! The State Department needs a house cleaning!”
Man alive, would that not be something?
With a Muslim Brotherhood directly associated with the Secretary of State!
I think our Washington-bound leaders may be getting a clue.
Way to go, Newt. You always do your homework.
“Way to go, Newt. You always do your homework.”
I just wish Newt had done his homework on global warming prior to sitting down with Pelosi in their commercial....then I’d have more respect for him.
Newt has a mega-debt to repay.... I have a hunch that Newt is just angling for his next talking head job, book deal, and/or appointment. I like what he writes but beyond that I want to keep him on a very short leash.
That’s an understatement. Foggy Bottom should have the roof ripped off and be turned upside down. Dismantle. Reassign functions. Let everyone reapply for their jobs.