While Campaigning in Harrisburg today former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich predicted Republicans will flip control of the House of Representatives next week. Gingrich says if the Republicans take control of the House, they should refuse to fund President Obama’s programs and priorities. “And so I think you say, we’re not going to pay for that stuff. Make it Obama’s problem to go to the country and say, I’d like to have a bigger deficit to borrow more money to spend more government money implementing programs you hate,” says Gingrich. “Don’t appropriate money for all these phony czars that haven’t been approved by the Senate. Don’t appropriate money to implement ObamaCare. The Congress has the power of the purse, and all it has to do is calmly and confidently use it.”
Gingrich is also calling for a repeal of the new federal health care law, “that doesn’t mean that out of 26-hundred pages, there aren’t some things that are good. I helped found the Center for Health Transformation. I think we could find 260 pages, ten percent, that are actually pretty good things. But I’d rather repeal the whole thing and then pass those 260 pages freestanding.” Gingrich admits that overturning Mr. Obama’s signature won’t move past rhetoric, as long as Democrats retain control of the White House and Senate. The Harrisburg native is one of several high-profile politicians descending on Pennsylvania in the days before the election. President Clinton is stumping with Congressman Paul Kanjorski, and President Obama will make another visit to Philadelphia this weekend.