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Newt Gingrich Ends 40 Years of House Democrat Rulership!

This easily stands as the greatest moment for Conservatism in the last century or longer. It represents the pure power of conservative ideas in winning a landslide election. Newt Gingrich gave us The Contract With America as a roadmap of how the Republicans would govern. In doing that, he gave people a clear conservative agenda to vote for and support. The lesson could not be clearer: When Conservatism is on the ballot, it wins.

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February 22, 2012 at 12:00 am Comments (0)

Newt Gingrich and the 1994 Republican Revolution

This is an extensive movie on “Newt Gingrich and the 1994 Republican Revolution” in 15 parts. All parts are contained in a playlist and each part plays automatically when the last one finishes. Start watching by clicking the video below.

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February 7, 2012 at 12:00 am Comments (6)

Haley Barbour Defends Gingrich’s Leadership as Speaker

“Well of course when I was head of the RNC we won the biggest midterm majority sweep of the twentieth century in 1994. Newt was at the very very front of it and deserves enormous enormous credit for it. And they did Contract with America and they did exactly what they said. The first balanced budget in a generation. Welfore reform. Huge accomplishments in that period of time so I don’t discredit Newt a bit on what was done then.”

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January 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm Comments (0)

Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America

In 1994, Republicans took control of the House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. In that midterm election, Republicans, with Newt Gingrich as their leader, won an overwhelming victory, which gave them control of Congress. The primary reason for their victory was the specific set of goals that Newt Gingrich outlined out in the Contract With America. That document became the Republicans’ mandate to govern. Read over the points of Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America below (details here).

This was the agenda for the first day of the new republican Congress:

  • FIRST, require all laws that apply to the rest of the country also apply equally to the Congress;
  • SECOND, select a major, independent auditing firm to conduct a comprehensive audit of Congress for waste, fraud or abuse;
  • THIRD, cut the number of House committees, and cut committee staff by one-third;
  • FOURTH, limit the terms of all committee chairs;
  • FIFTH, ban the casting of proxy votes in committee;
  • SIXTH, require committee meetings to be open to the public;
  • SEVENTH, require a three-fifths majority vote to pass a tax increase;
  • EIGHTH, guarantee an honest accounting of our Federal Budget by implementing zero base-line budgeting.

This was the agenda for the first 100 days of the new republican Congress:

1. THE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out- of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.

2. THE TAKING BACK OUR STREETS ACT: An anti-crime package including stronger truth-in- sentencing, “good faith” exclusionary rule exemptions, effective death penalty provisions, and cuts in social spending from this summer’s “crime” bill to fund prison construction and additional law enforcement to keep people secure in their neighborhoods and kids safe in their schools.

3. THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT: Discourage illegitimacy and teen pregnancy by prohibiting welfare to minor mothers and denying increased AFDC for additional children while on welfare, cut spending for welfare programs, and enact a tough two-years-and-out provision with work requirements to promote individual responsibility.

4. THE FAMILY REINFORCEMENT ACT: Child support enforcement, tax incentives for adoption, strengthening rights of parents in their children’s education, stronger child pornography laws, and an elderly dependent care tax credit to reinforce the central role of families in American society.

5. THE AMERICAN DREAM RESTORATION ACT: A S500 per child tax credit, begin repeal of the marriage tax penalty, and creation of American Dream Savings Accounts to provide middle class tax relief.

6. THE NATIONAL SECURITY RESTORATION ACT: No U.S. troops under U.N. command and restoration of the essential parts of our national security funding to strengthen our national defense and maintain our credibility around the world.

7. THE SENIOR CITIZENS FAIRNESS ACT: Raise the Social Security earnings limit which currently forces seniors out of the work force, repeal the 1993 tax hikes on Social Security benefits and provide tax incentives for private long-term care insurance to let Older Americans keep more of what they have earned over the years.

8. THE JOB CREATION AND WAGE ENHANCEMENT ACT: Small business incentives, capital gains cut and indexation, neutral cost recovery, risk assessment/cost-benefit analysis, strengthening the Regulatory Flexibility Act and unfunded mandate reform to create jobs and raise worker wage.

9. THE COMMON SENSE LEGAL REFORM ACT: “Loser pays” laws, reasonable limits on punitive damages and reform of product liability laws to stem the endless tide of litigation.

10. THE CITIZEN LEGISLATURE ACT: A first-ever vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators.

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January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm Comments (0)