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Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract…

Winning the Future: A 21st Century Contract with America

by Newt Gingrich

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To Ed Feulner-your friend, Newt Gingrich
  efeulner | May 2, 2014 |
This was a fascinating read. And I believe much needed. As with the First Contract With America, this one speaks to the issues of the 21st century and with intelligence and wit. ( )
  Rhohanin61 | Mar 18, 2008 |
Newt Gingrich, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives (1994-1998), outlines challenge to the United States ten years after his original Contract with America. He suggest ways to guard the country against terrorism and reform domestic programs like Social security, the courts, Medicare, and many others.

It is obvious that he has a strong grasp on U.S. history and the strengths that are the foundation of the nation. This is a very intelligent analysis of where our country stands today and what are achievable goals that are needed for improvement today. This book is about issues that affect every citizen of the U.S.A. Every American should read this book regardless of political affiliations. ( )
  mramos | Aug 23, 2007 |
A very astute analysis of the problems of the nation and how to solve them. ( )
  eisenkreuz | Aug 7, 2006 |
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According to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, America currently faces five threats that could undermine, if not eliminate, the United States if immediate steps are not taken to correct them. The threats as he sees them are Islamic terrorists and rogue dictatorships armed with nuclear or biological weapons; the removal of God from American public life; a loss of patriotism and sense of America's history; a decline in economic supremacy because of poor science and math education; and the increasing budgetary burden of Social Security and Medicare. To tackle these problems, Gingrich offers his "21st Century Contract with America," which he outlines in great detail in this bold and thought-provoking book. His updated contract, which comes a decade after the original Republican Contract with America that marked the high point of Gingrich's national power, calls for a dramatically simplified tax code that favors savings and investment; government investment in science and technology, particularly regarding space, energy, and the environment; transforming Social Security into personal savings accounts; overhauling the civil justice system to reduce the burden of lawsuits; and updating the federal government, including the privatization of some functions, so that it moves at the speed and effectiveness of the information age. And that's just the beginning. He also calls for tripling the size of America's intelligence community, reforming its election system, developing a more intelligent health care system that creates jobs and increases quality of life, and balancing the federal budget.

Gingrich believes that this ambitious agenda can be accomplished, but only if it receives grassroots support. The entrenched political system, with its lobbyists, bloated bureaucracies, and the complicity of the media, is too self-serving to fix itself, he stresses. Concise and clearly presented, Winning the Future is long on specifics and short on rhetoric, and it succeeds as a springboard for political discourse. Gingrich's aim is clearly to inspire citizens to take responsibility for the county's direction by demanding more of their government and their leaders. --Shawn Carkonen

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The former Speaker of the House shares his vision for America and recommends ways to correct the mistakes made in the War on Terror, reduce big government, restore American competitiveness, and defeat the liberal war on God.

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