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GOP presidential hopefuls are in key primary states making their case as to why they think they're the best candidate to take on the president 2012.
And they'll all have one key focus that's the economy and Newt Gingrich says this is the Obama depression.
He's urging Republicans to stand strong against the government establishment and not raise any taxes when it comes to the debt ceiling deal.
And here to explain the man himself author of a nation like no other why American exceptional -- a matters.
Former speaker of the house presidential candidate Newt Gingrich mr.
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Tea Party town hall meeting in Charleston, South Carolina night and very very strong opposition to any tax increase and -- any giving him on the debt ceiling -- Well -- added this is now -- personal Dubai I was asking.
Governor Casey that's do you buy into this deadline issue.
That August 2 comes there's no DL and the world as we know it comes to an end because I don't believe that's the case is still money coming into the government.
We've still -- part of that.
-- I I think the house Republicans should call president Obama's bluff.
Pres Obama said today that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security -- who paid on August 2 or August 3.
The house Republicans ought to go in tomorrow or the next day.
Pass a 100 billion dollar cut in spending.
And a 100 billion dollar increase in debt ceilings exactly balanced.
That takes us all the way through to September.
And they should call that these Social Security payment guarantee bill.
And then -- should -- the president here we've taken care of August all you have to do is get Harry Reid in the senate Democrats to pass it you sign it.
We can guarantee every senior citizen there's Social Security check now Mr.
Are you prepared to stop senior citizens who get -- -- -- put the issue back on his foot.
Make him responsible.
And you could do that once a month for the next eighteen months I think you can find -- billion dollars a month ability.
That's that's what I've been saying.
Note that Mitch McConnell came up with this idea that they'd be -- that the three increments.
With the president would have the authority.
To -- the to raise the debt ceiling by as much as 2.5 trillion.
And also make the decisions as to what cuts are made.
I don't want him making that decision I think that's congress has -- my ability.
I'm deeply opposed to senator McConnell -- First of all transfers enormous power to the president.
Second -- in the real world it'll be easy for the president to get 34 democratic senators to sustain his veto so there'll be no real cuts.
The way it's written I think.
Is basically a surrender by the Republicans.
Now is the time.
To be calm.
-- -- And clear.
To be -- first -- I stand Obama is under as much pressure as Republicans or does he wanna be the first president American has had to default.
Is he really gonna go out to the world and say I can't do my job I can't get Washington to work.
I don't think so I think in the end he's gonna have to reach an agreement.
Second I think that they have got to be courageous because.
This is a hard business.
This is history this isn't politics this is -- 32 attack commercials.
This is a power struggle between the 80% of the American people who believe -- its citizens senator government.
And the 20% who believe in a Washington senator government.
And that power struggle is -- is as deep and Israel -- anything since the civil war and you gotta have the courage to stand there and take the heat.
Yeah they've also got to be creative that's why I suggested just now.
-- one month debt ceiling increase and should pay for it.
With the same number of dollars in savings and be prepared to come back a month later do the same thing and do it once a month until we win the presidency and finally I -- for.
You've got to be clear so the American people understand and.
This is what I've been arguing this with Stewart tonight now we've covered -- case that that I.
They have the power to do that and then all the responsibility.
Is then shifted on the president I don't like the idea.
That he unilaterally.
Would get to decide what gets cut because I I don't know -- have a Defense Department at the end.
Of this period of time when he made his cuts which as you point out.
He'd be able to -- -- sustain a veto so.
It seems to me that they've got an easy out here.
And it a look I want to just ask you this question you're speaking the Tea Party people you're out on the road.
The one thing I hear over and over again is this is why you were elected.
Don't let us down.
Are you hearing it as loudly as I am.
Yeah I think it's actually true and I think back -- as you did -- you with me in 1994 we became majority.
We got 24 consecutive balanced budgets paid off 405 billion dollars in debt because we didn't flinch.
People tend to forget that the government closed for five days in November of 1995.
It closed for 21 days between then -- December and January.
Those -- six days.
Convinced Bill Clinton who doesn't -- -- deadly serious we will not play any game we want posturing we were determined to balance the federal budget and by the way.
We did balance it for four years while cutting taxes not raising them and we brought unemployment down from five point 6% under 4%.
While reforming welfare the largest entitlement reform our lifetime so people have to have -- a sense of commitment to what they're doing.
I am very much am opposed to Republicans backing off.
They have to win the argument with Obama and they can win the argument if that's -- -- focused on doing.
My last question do you really do you think America is in a depression.
He said the Obama depression yes.
-- -- You have you have the lowest participation rates since 1984.
He had a quarter million people drop out of of the workforce last month.
While the work force was shrinking unemployment went up to nine point 2%.
You have we created last month 181000.
That's one job for every 1000.
And you have housing prices dropping by more than.
They did in the Great Depression this is the Obama depression.
He is the most successful food stamp president history and we need to replace him with somebody dedicated to being a paycheck president not a food stamp president I.
The listening I think this once a month.
Plan of yours.
Is how to deal with it than they can't be blamed for senior citizens not -- Social Security checks they'll be cutting but -- -- significantly.
Large amounts of the debt and spending and it's good plan.
The speaker appreciate you being with -- thank -- -- Americans are and don't forget --
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