critical description of the proposal was deeply inaccurate and a gross mischaracterization. Last week Gingrich called Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal "right-wing social engineering." Gingrich took his words back a few days later after he was criticized by conservatives. Gingrich also called Ryan to apologize. Ryan, R-Wis., played down the flap when asked about it on NBC's "Meet the Press" and played up his proposal. It essentially calls for a voucher system to help older people buy insurance in the future. Many Democrats have rejected the proposal, and some Republicans have been wary of endorsing it. Ryan says it's time to move beyond the Gingrich comments and
focus on dealing with the nation's fiscal problems.
Newt Gingrich is not back peddling, nor is he at odds with Ryan, as much of the media is painting it, but softening his message and criticism of the Paul Ryan Republican Health Care Plan. He told CBS's Face the Nation that the changes proposed need to be vetted with the American people, who will oppose some of the aspects of the plan. He says it is a big plan that needs to be worked through with the American people and modify it, Gingrich does not support the current "my way r the highway" approach to politics, despite his own record when he was speaker of the house of presenting key issues that way. He says "all of us have wrestled with two problems", how do you maximize individuals liberties and still protect individuals from those who do not act in their interests. In other words, he is now against a mandate he once supported but feels that such a mandate may be needed at a state by state
level to assure the public health, should too many people opt out and fail to be insured at all. Defeating Obama Care, solving the budget and avoiding new taxes are what Gingrich says the American people want.
Gingrich feels that President Obama's speech on the Middle East is disastrous and immoral. He says there is no moral equivalence with Hamas a terrorist organization with the stated goal of the destruction of Israel. "A president who can't control his own boarder probably should not be lecturing Israel about its boarders." Gingrich would cut off all aid for Hammas and isolate it, including isolating Palestine as long as they support Hammas. "We need a fundamental reassessment of our policy in the region..." Christians are being driven out of Iraq, churches are being burned in Egypt,
Gingrich says he believes that the US is in the middle of a huge crisis, and that the United States needs to take action for our people. He says we are in a period where we face enormous choices on what sort of a country we want to me. He feels Obama has led the country is in wrong and a dangerous direction.