Interesting words from Newt Gingrich:
The country is at a crossroads, a different kind of place from where we’ve been before. The special interests seem more reactionary and entrenched than ever, the bureaucracies much larger. We need to marshal the courage to change, and we need to understand what needs changing.
Two books guide my thoughts these days. One is ” Testimony: France in the Twenty-first Century,” by the new French president, Nicolas Sarkozy. The second is American: ” The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression,” by Amity Shlaes. Together they form a map for the crossroads.
France has a reputation as a country averse to change. But President Sarkozy translated his general exhortation about the need to change and the importance of work into a simple and direct policy proposal: All overtime will be tax-free.