Newt Gingrich Apparently Sees No Problem With The Current Size Of Government
As Republicans continue to cast about for a viable candidate who can unite the movement against Obama in 2012, Newt Gingrich’s name comes up again and again. Gingrich is set to jump into the race this week, and has been posting what certainly look like campaign statements on his Facebook page.
Here’s one telling excerpt, though, which illustrates for me exactly why Gingrich isn’t what Republicans need.
The fact is, we are not going to close the deficit and move towards a balanced budget unless we follow the policies that foster the economic growth necessary to create jobs.The first and most immediate step would be to employ the policies that encourage investment, create jobs, and reward innovation and entrepreneurship — exactly the opposite of the Obama anti-jobs policies
In other words, Gingrich doesn’t want to solve our national debt and deficit problems by reducing the size of government. He wants to solve it by increasing tax revenues.
To be clear, he’s talking about stimulating economic growth that will, in turn, send more revenue to the government. So he’s not talking tax hikes per se, but he’s apparently just fine with our current level of government.
That’s unacceptable.Tags: election 2012, Newt Gingrich