When even your own parties Presidential Candidates are slamming your own Medicare Reform plan. You know your plan is dead and buried without even a proper burial. Which is what Newt Gingrich has done to the Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan. Which makes it official that even as much as the House GOP and the Tea Party has talked about the need for Deficit Reduction. And spent all of 2010 and 2011 so far complaining about it. They still don’t have a serious plan to fix the problem. Because Medicare, Social Security and defense together. Represent over 60% of the Federal Budget. And they don’t have a plan to get overall savings in any of those programs. They don’t have a serious Deficit Reduction proposal that goes after more then 13% of the Federal Budget. They don’t have a Medicare, Social Security or a Defense Reform plan. Too bad for them because thats where the money is.
With Newt Gingrich coming out against the Ryan Medicare plan and supporting a Health Insurance Mandate. Which I believe he was against in the 2009-10 Health Care Reform debate. He’s not only distancing himself from the Ryan plan which is supported by the Tea Party. But he’s now in the dangerous neighborhood of “Romney Care”. Because Mitt Romney has a mandate in Health Care Reform plan as well. So even though Speaker Gingrich is right on policy grounds I believe. He’s shot two of his toes. Which will cause him problems down the road.