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A little Monty Python humor there,  but really – after months of listening to the variety of Republican candidates, Newt is beginning to grow on me.  If you really take the time to listen to his rational thinking, you might just find someone who really is making a lot, and I mean a lot of sense.  While he’s been a politician most of his life, he is talking business speak – AND he understands the underpinnings of what could truly work in DC.  He has spent the past 12 years in the private sector running 4 businesses and writing a book or two, and his time in congress gives him a clear understanding of how to get things accomplished.

If you have an hour and really want to learn about Gingrich – take the time to really listen (Heritage Foundation Speech).  His application of lean six sigma principles to government is exactly what the government needs – and needs big time. I’ve personally seen the concept of lean six-sigma in action, applied in both the back and front office.  Companies like Motorola, Toyota, Danaher, and others who subscribe to a similar culture have consistently been successful.  There is absolutely no reason why the concept of continuous improvement can not be applied to government.  As I commented in my post of Nov 7 (Budget Cuts), the government can and must look to do more with less.  Listen and learn about what Newt is prescribing. There are not just two options – cutting spending or raising taxes – that ideology is leading us down the tubes faster than the sinking Titanic.  It’s turned into a political nightmare that has polarized Washington DC.  I’m in complete agreement with everything Newt touches on in this discussion.  The super committee is an abomination of our democracy – 12 out of more than 500 are tasked with coming up with  a few trillion in cuts – so what are the other 488 doing – are they really representing their constituents as elected to do?  It’s time for fundamental change in Washington– and Newt’s formula is rational – it makes sense.  I’m quickly becoming a Newt fan!  Maybe a Gingrich/Romney ticket?

This is the time to learn about who we might be electing to office – take the time to hear this speech.

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