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October 6th, 2011
01:01 PM ET

Wolf interviews GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich

Wolf talks with the Republican candidate for president Newt Gingrich on an array of current political issues.


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Situation Room
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  1. Ancie

    I support your basic setnimetns, but I don't quite agree with:(5) Find a way for politicians to run for office without paying anything. The ones who donate the most to politicians get the most back from them.The problem is that taxpayers would be subsidizing campaigns, and you can be sure that politicians would continually expand what campaign aid the taxpayers give. I would prefer to: Only allow campaign contributions by individual citizens. (Not corporations, special interest groups or political PAC's) Keep the current maximum campaign donation limit, (If campaign contributions are free speech the wealthy should not be able to use their free speech to buy a politician.)(8) A politician will be declared a business. They will pay their own expenses. They will be under the same regulations they make for businesses and have to pay unemployment, Social Security, and file the same paperwork the other businesses have to.Correction: Political Campaigns should be run as a business. We already have politicians operating their offices as a for profit semi-private business, with cushy business wheeling and dealing, while giving taxpayers the business.Reply

    March 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  2. Carl van Zijll de Jong

    The economic upheaval is not an America issue, but a global issue. We all are in the same boat, when one would rock the boat we all will sway. There is a fundamental trespass all economies are making which has surpassed the threshold dragging every economy with it. Furthermore, we have come to the cross road either to “care for our neighbour” by making personal contributions rather than through our taxation, or live by the “law of the jungle”... the survival of the fittest. Google The World Monetary Order.

    October 6, 2011 at 6:59 pm |
  3. Dalvinder gill

    I don't get these wall street protests. You don't like bank fees etc. close your account and move to the other bank or credit union. Just take your business some where else. That is the best form of protest without waisting your day and other resources. I think most of these protesters are who never had a job or are not working and they just looking for hand out. I don't have time to protest even if I want to.

    October 6, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
  4. Doug

    Newt gets it. I believe he will move up in the Polls based on this interview. Doug.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:38 pm |

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