Newt Gingrich Used To Love Individual Health Insurance Mandates

Citizens should not be able to cheat their neighbors by not buying insurance, particularly when they can afford it, and expect others to pay for their care when they need it.” An “individual mandate,” he added, should be applied “when the larger health-care system has been fundamentally changed.” […]

“Finally, we should insist that everyone above a certain level buy coverage (or, if they are opposed to insurance, post a bond). Meanwhile, we should provide tax credits or subsidize private insurance for the poor.”

People whose income is too low should receive Medicaid vouchers and tax credits to buy insurance,”

From Newt Gingrich Used To Love Individual Health Insurance Mandates

When Newt Gingrich suggests a mandate its about Personal Responsibility. When the Dems do the exact same thing its a godless socialist federal power-grab that puts us all on the road to serfdom.

Newt. Again.

My first though on
The Return of Newt Gingrich is that if you’re trying to prove that your party does have fresh new ideas, and you decide to demonstrate that by digging up the party leader from 1994 then you are getting dangerously close to verifying the morbidity of the party via Proof by Contradiction.

And I actually respect and admire Newt.

Newt is a Theodore Roosevelt Republican?

I don’t know of anybody who argues for unregulated free enterprise. I’m a Theodore Roosevelt Republican. I like the fact that the government requires that I have clean water to drink no matter what restaurant I walk into anywhere in America.

From Salon

I’m feeling charitably; so I’m not going to pick-nits. As much as I might disagree with Newt, the guy is brilliant. This article is well worth the read.

Gingrich calls War on Terror Phony

Newt Gingrich, former Republican House Speaker, called the war on terror “phony” in a speech to a group of young conservatives in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

Instead of the current strategy to fight terrorism, Gingrich said we should focus on energy independence. “We have to have a national energy strategy, which basically says to the Saudis, ‘We’€™re not going to rely on you.’”

From Political Radar: Gingrich calls War on Terror “Phony”

Did Newt read Noam Chomsky on his time off? He is now on the same page as Ralph Nader and Dennis Kucinich on GWOT. I happen to think he is wrong that the war is Phony, but he is right that the we need to develop a plan for energy independence.