Monday, August 15, 2011

Gingrich: U.S. teetering on brink of disaster

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich gave a bipartisan message, urging Republicans and Democrats to find common ground to solve the nation’s economic woes and to address other critical policy issues.

“We desperately need to get this economy running again,” said the GOP presidential candidate, citing past bipartisan successes in passing federal tax cuts and welfare reform. The nation’s problems are so pressing they must be addressed immediately, he said, warning that “we are teetering on the edge of an economic disaster.”

Gingrich told Iowans they need to insist that politicians in Washington begin to cooperate. He suggested that leaders of both parties focus on approving small bills on which they can find agreement. “You will break the ice, and people will start talking with each other,” he explained. (more)