Top 10 Policy Initiatives of Newt 2012

  1. Gingrich Jobs and Growth Plan.  The Gingrich Jobs and Growth Plan returns America to robust job creation with a bold set of tax cuts and regulatory reforms that will free American entrepreneurs to invest and hire, as well as by reforming the Federal Reserve and creating a training requirement for extended federal unemployment benefits to encourage work and improve the quality of our workforce.  According to Fiscal Associates, Gingrich's economic policies would balance the budget within four years and lead to 6.6 million new jobs created in two years.
  2. $2.50 per Gallon Gasoline and American Energy Independence.  The Gingrich American Energy Plan unleashes America’s full energy production potential in oil, natural gas, coal, biofuels, wind, nuclear oil shale and more, creating jobs, fueling an enduring manufacturing boom, lowering gasoline, diesel, and other energy prices, increasing government revenues, strengthening the dollar, and bolstering national security.
  3. Unleashing Growth and Innovation to Move Beyond the Welfare State.  By unleashing choice and the power of the market, America can dramatically expand opportunities for every person of every income level, reduce income inequality, and overhaul our welfare and entitlement systems so that they are more secure, fairer, and generating even more economic growth.
  4. Tenth Amendment Enforcement Act.The American people should begin an orderly transfer of power and responsibility from the federal government back “to the states, respectively, or to the people,” in the spirit of the Constitution’s Tenth Amendment. Over the next year, state and local officials and citizens should identify the areas that can be transferred back home.
  5. Giving Young Americans the Right to Choose a Personal Social Security Account.  As more Americans live longer and healthier lives, we must strengthen Social Security by creating a voluntary option for younger Americans to put a portion of their Social Security contributions into personal Social Security savings accounts. Other countries, such as Chile, have found that this model creates vast savings while giving beneficiaries more control over when and how they plan to retire.
  6. Patient Power to Replace Obamacare.  With Gingrich's Patient Power reforms, healthcare can be transformed from an anchor on our economy to an engine. From a broken, fragmented system to a coordinated, innovative system that delivers better health with more choices at lower cost for all Americans.
  7. Maximizing Medical Breakthroughs in Brain Science.  A modernization of the federal government must include reforms to maximize the speed and impact of medical breakthroughs by removing unnecessary obstacles that block new treatments from reaching patients and emphasizing research spending toward urgent national priorities, especially in the field of brain science with its impact on Alzheimer’s, Autism, Parkinson’s, mental health and other conditions that greater knowledge of the brain will help solve.
  8. 'Gingrich Treaty' That Recognizes Universal Right to Bear Arms.  The United States should propose a United Nations treaty that recognizes the unalienable right to bear arms as a human right of every person on the planet because every person on the planet deserves the right to defend themselves from those who would oppress them, exploit them, rape them, or kill them.
  9. Bringing the Courts Back Under the Constitution.  A free people should insist upon the restoration of the proper role of the judicial branch by supporting the president and Congress using the clearly delineated Constitutional powers available to them to correct, limit, or replace judges who violate the Constitution.
  10. A Presidential Commission on Religious Freedom.   A presidential commission on religious freedom should be established to examine and document threats or impediments to religious freedom in the United States and propose steps for reaffirming and protecting the American foundational principles of free speech and free exercise.