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Written by Gerry Garrison   
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 17:53


In This Corner

By Gerry Garrison


Q uestioning Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital with reports the company made millions in profits by taking apart companies and firing workers, here is Newt Gingrich’s question: "Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money? Or is that, in fact, somehow a little bit of a flawed system? And so I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families, and broken neighborhoods and the leaving a factory that should be there?"

Really, Newt? This coming from a so called, “Reagan Conservative”?   Sounds more like an “Obama Liberal”!  Attacking Romney for making money on investments to make a profit for his investors is something liberals would be going after Romney, not any conservative that I know of.

Sounds like class envy, for making too much money and getting too rich?  Sounds like Newt Gingrich wants to do an “Obama” – redistribution of the wealth so no one gets fired and no company fails.  That is part of business. 

In reality, around 22% of the companies Bain Capital went bankrupt, and most of those were failing when Bain took them over.  How about the successes of Bain Capital while Mitt Romney was the CEO?

Major companies such as Staples, Domino’s Pizza, and the Sports Authority currently provide work for thousands of people. These companies have created billions in wealth in the private economy. Going after Mr. Romney for participating in free-market capitalism is not something any professed 'Reagan Conservative'" would be doing.

My readers, do you remember Newt on the couch with Ms. Pelosi? Saying how terrible global warming was?  Do you know Gingrich believes the super liberal President Franklin D Roosevelt as his favorite president of the 20th Century, along with the most terrible president of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson.

Mr. Gingrich claimed to be a “Theodore Roosevelt Republican”, a political figure in history who I believe is strongly tied to the Progressive movement in history on both sides of the aisle. From Roosevelt came Woodrow Wilson, who started this country down the road to the fiscal policies the Democrats now hold dear to their hearts.

Newt also stated that as fiscal conservative, while in the House of Representative, he called the Medicare Prescription Drug Program the “most important bill to vote on in your career”.

In 1993, Mr. Gingrich said, “I am for people, individuals, exactly like automobile insurance, individuals having health insurance and being required to have health insurance, and I am prepared to vote for a voucher system which will give individuals on a sliding scale a government subsidy so it will ensure that everyone as individuals have health insurance.”

Many of Newt’s arguments contained progressive rhetoric – the idea of having to lead the American people to policy one baby step at a time.

Anyone out there that believes Newt is not much different that the person now sitting in the Office of the President of the United States, had better do their research. 

They must wonder way Mr. Gingrich continues to flip-flop on what a true conservative is, when he fact he is a Roosevelt progressive.  The New Hampshire voters were not fooled. It looks like he is going to finish behind Rick Santorum.

Now going into South Carolina, he is not doing much better.  From an early lead, Mr. Gringrich is now falling fast in the polls.  It is time this man had a reality check.

For a man who says he is totally committed to capitalism and that his only opponent is Barack Obama, his current actions and past words don’t match these words.  But what do I know.  Just saying … # # #

Life is short. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.


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