Thursday, September 18, 2008

Newt Gingrich and Solutions Day

I received the following e-mail from Newt Gingrich, which presumably went out to the RNC mailing list. Speaker Gingrich wants to have a national "talk about the fundamentals" and "solutions for getting the economy back on track". On Solutions Day he wants to get Washington and Wall Street to be like America instead of America's becoming more like Wall Street.

My e-mail response to Speaker Gingrich was this:

Dear Newt--thanks for the message and I'll be glad to post it, but I do have one question for you. Why didn't Congress move to abolish the Department of Education when you were Speaker? Thanks and best wishes, Mitchell Langbert.

This is Speaker Gingrich's e-mail:

Dear Mitchell,

The last few weeks have been painful economically.

Washington politicians in both parties are panicked and as a result they are making things worse. Now we have a Treasury Department which is capriciously deciding which firm to help and which firm to let die.

In the process, it is piling up huge liabilities for taxpayers by "saving" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and then allowing Lehman Brothers to go bankrupt before "saving" AIG at a potential risk of another $85 billion.

It's time to have a serious talk about the fundamentals--not politicians taking your money to prop up failed businesses.

On Saturday, September 27 American Solutions will hold its second annual Solutions Day to propose bold, dramatic change for the economy, energy, education, and health. You can participate in this important solutions-oriented dialogue for free by clicking here and hosting or attending an event in your community. Solutions Day will be broadcast live on DISH Network #219, DirecTV #577, and

Despite the mistakes of the last few weeks and the sense of panic on Wall Street and in Washington the basics of America are still healthy.

We now face a fundamental choice of returning to the fundamentally healthy American economy and American work ethic and making Washington and Wall Street more like America OR passing laws which reshape America to be more like the current sickness in Washington and Wall Street.

Watch this short video about America's economic challenges and then register to join me on Solutions Day to develop solutions to get America back on the right track.

Your friend,


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