Gingrich says economy issue to pick up steam

September 5, 2008

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says economic issues will play an increasing role in the campaign for president between John McCain and Barack Obama.

“I think that Senator Obama is going to argue for bigger government, higher taxes and more regulation. I suspect that Senator McCain is going to argue for lower taxes, less regulation,” Gingrich said in an interview with Reuters.

“Senator Obama will argue that government bureaucracies can accomplish a lot of good things for the economy. Senator McCain will argue that entrepreneurs and small business are the key to the economy. And the country is going to have to choose which of those two solutions it thinks will work,” Gingrich said.

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