Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke on Tuesday about how the middle class were the "big losers" of the coronavirus pandemic, and also spoke out in favor of President Donald Trump's calls for the payoff on the COVID-19 stimulus -Checks increase from $ 600 to $ 2,000.
Gingrich speaks out
"It's like World War II," said Gingrich when he appeared on Fox & Friends. "We have a disaster in this country that has been made dramatically worse by Democratic governors in places like California, Illinois, New York who have crushed small businesses and killed the restaurant industry."
"You know, the big losers were middle-class Americans," he added. "The big winners were the very wealthy and government employees who were paid not to do work, including millions of teachers' union members who did no work but … got billions of dollars in total for sitting around."
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"So, I think if you're your average everyday person, look at all of this clutter and you think the government clearly hasn't done its job, especially the Democratic-run state governments, and $ 2,000 is going to help me. I think that's what's going on, ”Gingrich continued.
“[T] This is not about deficit spending. This train has been gone a long time. We are in the middle of a disaster. I think the average American deserves some help, ”he concluded.
Gingrich refuses to accept Biden as president
This came after Gingrich made a comment entitled “Why I will not accept Joe Biden as President, ”published in the Washington Times. In that comment, he stated that he could not accept the results of this election due to anger he had never felt before.
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"When I thought about it, I found that my anger and fear weren't closely aligned with voices," Gingrich wrote. "My unwillingness to relax and accept that the elections were over came from a level of outrage and alienation I had not seen in public affairs in more than 60 years."
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He further complained that the left and right now “live in alternative worlds”.
“You have more than 74 million voters who supported President Trump despite everything – and given the campaign, the number could easily be significantly higher. The truth is that tens of millions of Americans are deeply alienated and angry, ”Gingrich wrote.
"If Mr Biden rules from the left – and he will almost certainly be forced to – that number will grow rapidly and we will win a massive election in 2022," he added.
This piece was written by James Samson on December 29th, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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