Newt Gingrich on Ethics
In a 2008 article, Congressman Gingrich referred to earmarks as a corrupt, undemocratic practice. He applauded President Bush's call for a reduction in earmarks and the President's order for the government to ignore any earmark that are not part of the actual bill voted on by Congress. Later that year, Congressman Gingrich called for a one year earmark moratorium.
At the end of 2008, Congressman Gingrich wrote an article stating that a large and bureaucratic government breed corruption, and that as the government grew into more areas of the economy corruption would grow too.
Real Earmark Reform
In February of 2008, Congressman Gingrich wrote an article for Human Events noting his views on earmark reform and what needed to be done to install more transparency.
ReBranding the GOP
In May of 2008, Congressman Gingrich wrote an article for Human Events in which he listed 9 things that the GOP could do to rebrand the name. One of those items was an earmark moratorium.
Establish an earmark moratorium for one year and pledge to uphold the presidential veto of bills with earmarks through the end of 2009. The American people are fed up with politicians spending their money. They currently believe both parties are equally bad. This is a real opportunity to show the difference.
Big Government Breed Corruption
In December of 2008, Congressman Gingrich wrote an article for Human Events stating that a large government breeds corruption.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
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