For the first time since he officially announced his candidacy, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be visiting the Granite State on Wednesday and Thursday, making stops in Derry, Manchester, Portsmouth, Conway and Meredith. Gingrich will begin his trip with a town hall forum at the Overlook Medical Center in Derry where he will discuss healthcare reform and its effects on the American economy and job creation.
In addition, Gingrich will visit the home of Ovide and Betty Lamontange to take part in Granite Oath PAC presidential house parties in Manchester as well as meet with the Seacoast Federation of Republican Women in Portsmouth. Gingrich will discuss the jobs plan he first introduced to New Hampshire voters last month during a visit to St. Anselm College.
The Gingrich Jobs and Prosperity Plan is modeled after the successful economic policies Newt used as Speaker where he led the passage of welfare reform, Medicare reform and the largest capital gains tax cut in history. During the Gingrich Speakership spending, including entitlements, was reduced to the slowest rate in decades, Congress balanced the budget for four straight years and the unemployment rate dropped.
Noted economist Arthur Laffer calls the Gingrich plan “impressive.” In an article published today in The American Spectator Laffer says, “The combination of pro-growth tax reform, spending restraint, and sound money will restore robust economic growth with low unemployment and low inflation…Moreover, in due course, the plan should be surprisingly inexpensive from the standpoint of lost revenues given the powerful effect it will have on the future growth path of the United States economy.”