Click here for 27 full quotes from Newt Gingrich in the book Lessons Learned the Hard Way.
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NEA includes most bizarre & extreme misuse of tax funds.
ACLU has become eccentric and destructive.
Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand.
Support charters; insist on change for failing schools.
Private scholarships for students at hopeless schools.
Energy & Oil|
Gas tax sounds OK in DC, but not outside Beltway.
Established systems are inherently hostile to change.
Press plays "gotcha"; limit press briefings.
1995 government shutdown from GOP underestimating Clinton.
1994 GOP victory destroyed bipartisanship.
Elected on anti-corruption platform in 1978.
Government should take management lesson from private sector.
Rethink every aspect of bureaucracy.
Ongoing battle against liberals nationalizing healthcare.
Focus on prevention; would save $14B with diabetes.
Unions focus on politics; corporations on doing business.
Principles & Values|
GOP represents people, but Dems communicate better.
Polls are biased left; GOP wins on the issues.
Baby Boomers becoming Republicans while Dems become outdated.
Liberals exploit weakness; conservatives offer strength.
Show true cost of FICA--double what is shown on paychecks.
Convert to IRA-based system.
Opposing taxes is a key conservative value.
Input of public judgement for any major tax reform.
EITC is an invitation to fraud.
Statistical adjustment of census begets political adjustment.
Welfare & Poverty|
Reach majority by better ideas, not by handing out goodies.