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Hey, Remember the '80s? Gingrich Wants to Bring 'Em Back. [and this is a bad thing?]
The Atlantic ^ | Dec 12, 2012 | Jim Tankersley

Posted on 12/13/2011 1:04:25 AM PST by Jim Robinson

Newt Gingrich promises to revive the Gipper's economic plan -- and then some

Newt Gingrich's economic plan is not Reaganesque. It is not, as so many of his Republican presidential rivals' claim their plans to be, inspired by Reaganomics. It is Reaganomics, cryogenically frozen in 1981, thawed 30 years later, and pumped full of Newt-style steroids in order to save the American people from slow growth. The plan features massive tax cuts (which would largely benefit businesses and the wealthy), less government spending (through the privatization of entitlement programs), interest-rate hikes, and rampant deregulation.

The foundation is classic supply-side, trickle-down, Laffer-curve economics, which Gingrich's economic advisers predict will unleash a boom that will eventually generate enough tax revenue to balance the federal budget. How big will that boom be, you ask? What do the campaign's projections show? "If you go back to the Reagan years, from 1983, that's our projection of what the boom would look like--exactly," says Peter Ferrara, a former Reagan aide who helped draft the Gingrich plan.

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What does appear is a package of tax cuts much deeper than Romney or Perry propose. Like Perry, Gingrich would let taxpayers choose between the current income-tax system or a flat rate. Perry's rate is 20 percent; Gingrich's is 15 percent. Romney would eliminate taxes on capital gains, dividends, and interest for taxpayers who earn less than $200,000 a year; Gingrich eliminates them entirely. Romney's plan cuts the corporate income-tax rate to 25 percent, while Perry's would be 20 percent. Gingrich would drop the corporate rate all the way to 12.5 percent--lower than even Ron Paul has proposed.

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To: raybbr
[ What are you referring to? I've never heard Newt say "I am for socialism!" ]

No but he did say Wilson and T.Roosvelt were two he looked UP to..

They are (YOU KNOW) flaming "Progressives"...

51 posted on 12/13/2011 11:37:19 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

You mean you didn’t believe zero when he admitted he was a Marxist and that he’s always believed our constitution was flawed? For shame.


52 posted on 12/13/2011 11:40:12 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: US Navy Vet

[ YEP put your faith in a IRS Tax Lawyer...are you stupid in other ways? ]

Good point.. its either Bachmann OR Ron Paul...
What do YOU suggest?...... grasshopper..


53 posted on 12/13/2011 11:40:12 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Jim Robinson

I want the reserection of a lot more stuff of the 80s. I went to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest concerts this year, so that should tell you something of my state of mind


54 posted on 12/13/2011 11:42:02 AM PST by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: hosepipe

AGAIN I ask “are you stupid in other ways?!”


55 posted on 12/13/2011 11:47:02 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Brookhaven

[ As president, he wants to reduce the role of the federal government and return those responsibilities to the states.
Each state would handle those responsilities differently. ]

I know exactly what he proposes.. The federal government is way too big but literally every State government are too big as well.. NooT says reduce the size of federal government AND increase the size of State government..

Of course that will never happen but the timerity to speak it is brilliant.. Hes just talked of a switch “a transfer” of power.. from federal PROGRESSIVES.. to State PROGRESSIVES..

ONLY a stupid sheep would be fooled by that tricky rhetoric..


56 posted on 12/13/2011 11:48:48 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Jim Robinson

[ You mean you didn’t believe zero when he admitted he was a Marxist and that he’s always believed our constitution was flawed? For shame. ]

No I beleived that.. it was the hopey changey thing I raised my eyebrows at..


57 posted on 12/13/2011 11:55:44 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: US Navy Vet

[AGAIN I ask “are you stupid in other ways?!” ]

Yes..


58 posted on 12/13/2011 11:58:25 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

It shows.


59 posted on 12/13/2011 12:00:46 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Newt sold out every campaign promise he made in 1994. Newt is the reason conservatism is the state it is in. If Newt had simply froze spending as Speaker...then W would have had to follow and we would not be even close to where we are now.(and Obama would not be POTUS)

Newt killed the Reagan Revolution and he ushered in an era of HUGE government. (starting with him ILLEGALLY busting the spending Caps in 96,97,98). Newt takes Socialist positions on every spending issue.


60 posted on 12/13/2011 12:15:36 PM PST by Gipper08 (www.travishankins.com...a real CONSERVATIVE)
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To: hosepipe

You do realize he’s running for President, executive head of the federal gov’t and not dictator, right? What you allow in your state is on you and you fellow residents. That’s why he talks about “growing citizenship back home” when the federal gov’t is reduced.


61 posted on 12/13/2011 12:15:36 PM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: newzjunkey

[ What you allow in your state is on you and you fellow residents. That’s why he talks about “growing citizenship back home” when the federal gov’t is reduced. ]

I know exactly what hes saying.. You MUST increase the size of State gov’t BEFORE you can reduce the size of federal government(IN A BIG WAY).

MAybe you didnt notice this is just a “TRICK”..
YOU are being tricked.. bambooozled, flumoxed.. SCREWED..

RINOs just love being “RAPED” in this way..


62 posted on 12/13/2011 12:29:43 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Brookhaven

Exactly. People need to remember the duties of the office sought.

Another possible benefit of returning power to the states is that people might pay more attention to state and local politics. We can’t know that for sure, but reducing power at the federal level will give us the opportunity to find out.


63 posted on 12/13/2011 1:35:41 PM PST by RIRed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

these days, $50k or more is the top 10% ($343k or more is the top 1%)


64 posted on 12/13/2011 1:58:04 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: bigoil

Never heard of it. ;)


65 posted on 12/13/2011 2:03:03 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Parley Baer

Can you explain how Beck is parsing what Newt said?


66 posted on 12/13/2011 4:05:24 PM PST by adc
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To: Jim Robinson
Ah, a return to the '80s!

Oingo Boingo reunion at the White House Inaugural - I'm there!!

67 posted on 12/13/2011 5:39:05 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim Robinson

We need more breathless articles in the Atlantic like this one.


68 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:03 PM PST by yup2394871293
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To: Jim Robinson

Never a bad thing to let the market work the way it’s supposed to work.


69 posted on 12/13/2011 6:25:25 PM PST by Jonty30 (If a person won't learn under the best of times, then he must learn under the worst of times.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; reaganaut

Only good things I remember on T.V. were Murder She Wrote and Father Dowling. Of course, considering what’s on today, even that might be an improvement.


70 posted on 12/13/2011 7:06:08 PM PST by mrreaganaut (Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed.)
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To: Lady Lucky

I want a new episode of Moonlighting.

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Well, it isn’t quite the same, but if you ever watch Psych on USA, you can occasionally get Moonlighting meets LA LAW (Cybill Shepard and Corbin Bersen).

Also a lot of 80’s references.

What scares me is that 80’s fashion is coming back! Ugh!


71 posted on 12/13/2011 7:40:15 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Jim Robinson
Problem is Jim, that back in the 1980's & 1990's Newt backed futurists -- the Tofflers-- whose books supported a international globalist democracy model for the future. Newt repeatedly recommending the Tofflers books to every member of Congress and even writing a foreword to their book in 1995. The Tofflers also continually stated the Constitution was flawed and even went as far as saying that "it needed to die".

Jack Hunter did a column on it today in the Daily Caller but he's not the only source on it.

So what do we do with that? Ignore it & hope for the best?

It's all a big headache.

PS I'd love to get back the 1980's, even have the Size 4 Catsuit somewhere that I used to wear. But really those days are over -- and we've got to move on, taking only the best of our values, our knowledge and our history with us into the future.

I'm thinking Newt and the Catsuit probably don't belong on the trip.

72 posted on 12/13/2011 7:41:30 PM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Melas
Rock on Melas. =)
73 posted on 12/13/2011 8:56:05 PM PST by Redcitizen (If I did a Vulcan mind meld on you, it would only last two seconds.)
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To: nerdwithagun

Speaking of “resurrections”, check this tune out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF3b9Kpgkw8

Don’t be mislead, it picks up... Great lyrics, too. I don’t think photoshopping Newt into it works, though!?


74 posted on 12/13/2011 9:08:30 PM PST by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: reaganaut
Currently I'm jammin' to some Rick Springfield, Boy George, and Robert Dupree. B-) I'm also looking for new Atari games too. BTW, someone did make an Atari 2600 version of HALO.

HALO 2600 for the Atari

Clue: Move North to the next screen, bump into he handgun and you're ready to rock ad roll.
75 posted on 12/13/2011 10:03:54 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Three words.

Ronald Wilson Reagan


76 posted on 12/13/2011 10:57:01 PM PST by Morgana (Rent this Space....Cheap)
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To: PhilDragoo

I love that graphic!

Phil...we need a Reagan now, even more than we needed him after Carter.

I hope we get one...


77 posted on 12/13/2011 11:53:58 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: reaganaut

You are tempting me, reaganaut! :) I’ve not had a tv for many years now. Been thinking it wouldn’t be a bad idea, given the election year, to invest in a tv, a clicker and a well-tricked-out La-Z-Boy.
Throw in a good tv drama and I may just yield!


78 posted on 12/14/2011 7:58:53 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: Lady Lucky

LOL. We have a TV, we just don’t have it hooked up to cable (or an antenna), just our DVD player. I watch Psych (about the only show I watch anymore) online and get the DVDs when they come out.

And Psych isn’t really a drama, more like a mystery comedy - the main character (whose parents are played by Bernsen and Shepard) solves crimes by pretending to be a psychic. It is funny and actually well written if a bit over the top. Other than a few shows that I watch previous seasons of, that is the only show that holds my interest (partly because of the 80’s references).

I’m not sure I could go back to watching TV all the time, my SIL and MIL both are TV addicts, the TV is on from the minute they wake up until they go to bed, even if they leave the house (supposedly to keep the cats company).


79 posted on 12/14/2011 8:52:45 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: Nowhere Man; mrreaganaut

HALO 2600 for the Atari

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That is just so wrong!


80 posted on 12/14/2011 8:53:39 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: reaganaut

I am SO low tech. Watch tv online? Whoa. No wonder the techie teen here has been so quiet lately. I better go have a look...


81 posted on 12/14/2011 8:57:32 AM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: reaganaut
That is just so wrong!

I think it is kind of cool, then again, I love the retro stuff. I once did a mockup of an Atari 2600 cartridge for "Final Fantasy VII" for an alternate history site.

Final Fantasy VII - Atari Version
82 posted on 12/14/2011 6:30:36 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: Lady Lucky

We bought a 1982 Zenith new in early 1983, we still use it to this very day.


83 posted on 12/14/2011 6:32:21 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: hosepipe

You are a broken record. Every thread about Newt you spew your B/S. You are Obama’s best ground guy here on FR.


84 posted on 12/29/2011 1:18:11 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: mmanager

[ You are a broken record. Every thread about Newt you spew your B/S. You are Obama’s best ground guy here on FR. ]

Maybe.. but nOOt emoting about his love for both Roosevelt’s and Wilson crawls my neck..

May not bother anybody that knows nothing about these traitorous bastards..
BUT it bothers me.. these “progressive” bastards are heros of Newt Gingrich..

nOOt crawls my nape and gives me the heebie jeebies..
Maybe you’re honest and will admit being a “progressive”..
BUT................ I doubt it..

The entire media is blacked out on information of what a progressive “IS”..
Course Beck spent several of his shows on it.. but after Beck ZERO..
Could be why he was “shit” canned.. info about PROGRESSIVES..
Since....... the blackout IS TOTAL..


85 posted on 12/29/2011 1:50:37 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

By the way, you own a vette?


86 posted on 12/29/2011 1:54:38 PM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: mmanager

[ By the way, you own a vette? ]

Actually I am a Vette...


87 posted on 12/29/2011 3:30:53 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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