Best idea yet! Newt Gingrich implements his own “Lean Six Sigma”, scales back 1/3 of employees.

Have you ever had to jump over a hurdle?  Have you ever jumped over a hurdle with 100 pound weights? Which jump was easier?

That is the current modus operandi of Newt Gingrich’s campaign as he implements his own ‘Lean Six Sigma’ project and, as a result, scales back 1/3 of his staffers over the last week.

Lean Six Sigma is a  managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the 7 kinds of wastes (Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion/Redundancy and Overprocessing) within goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities.

Anybody familiar with Six Sigma, can vouch for it’s effectiveness.   Newt’s campaign team will now be leaner, stronger and more efficient than before as those 100 lbs weights were prohibiting him from jumping the hurdle.   Only the exceptional remain. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

While there is the downfall of working with less, that’s not entirely a new concept to Gingrich’s campaign as his campaign has utilized fiscal responsibility in deciding to run a bare bones campaign and focus on big ideas.   While money is an issue as it is in every campaign- Gingrich’s campaign is equipped with creative thinkers who can use a little but get a lot in return. Look at South Carolina, North Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

What Gingrich lacks in money, he makes up for with creative thinking within his staff and hardcore dedication and support from his volunteers with many volunteers stepping up to do what the old staffers did- without pay. Many state that they are willing to volunteer because Newt is the “only experienced, conservative Choice” and that “it’s not about personal reward- it’s about doing what’s best for America”.

While political pundits are spinning one way, the reality- once again- is entirely different.  All terminations are unpleasant and unemployment is unfavorable but when you need the best, sometimes the rest have to fall away so you can rebuild your base to be more efficient and productive. That is exactly what Newt Gingrich is doing and this reorganization will propel Newt to the top of the pack by the Tampa Convention this August.

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2012 Presidential Contender hopeful, Newt Gringrich, wants to extend Bush tax cuts.

House Republicans should pass a permanent extension of the George W. Bush-era tax cuts this year, former Speaker Newt Gingrich said this week, keeping the issue of taxes at the forefront of the 2012 presidential campaign.

In a thinly veiled pitch toward potential Republican presidential primary voters, Gingrich pushed GOP lawmakers to act to extend the cuts beyond 2012.

“Tthis year the House Republican majority should pass a permanent extension of the Bush tax cuts,” Gingrich wrote in an op ed in The Wall Street Journal. 

Congress acted last December on a compromise proposal by President Obama that resulted in a 2 yr extension, across all income brackets, of the expiring 2001 tax cuts passed by President Bush.

The tax-cut deal installed by lawmakers in December would expire at the end of 2012, putting the debate over the Bush tax cuts squarely before voters as they decide between Obama and his eventual Republican competitor.

Democrats, led by Obama, argue that extending the tax cuts permanently would blow a huge hole in the deficit — to the tune of over $700 billion in the next decade for extending the tax cuts for top earners alone.

Republicans argue that during this recessive time, it would be detrimental to our economy to let the tax cuts expire which would then subsequently add a tax onto the average American who is struggling to make ends meet.

Yet the compromise of extending the Bush tax cuts for 2  years as long as a $56 billion extension in unemployment benefits (which was not offset by other cuts) is splitting many of the possible Republican presidential candidates, some of whom urged Republicans in Congress to vote down the plan precisely because it only extended tax cuts for two years and because it was attached to a $56 billion extension in unemployment benefits, spending for which was not offset by other cuts.

Gingrich at the time said he supported the deal, and was joined in his support by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. They, like congressional GOP leaders, defended the deal as the best attainable option.

I predict that the Bush tax cuts extension will be at the forefront of the 2012 Presidential election and I know I will be watching  it closely as I would rather work on finding and eliminating abusive and wasteful procedures than take away  the tax cuts which have been proven to provide short term relief to many struggling families in a desperate time of need.

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Florida Republicans to play big role in 2011 Presidential Debate

FOX News and the Republican Party of Florida have jointly announced that they will present a presidential debate, which is expected to attract the top 2012 Republican contenders for President of the United States.

The debate is scheduled for October 2011 at an Orlando location to be determined and will be presented live and exclusively on FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX News Radio, FOX News Mobile and

In making the announcement, FOX News Senior Vice President of News Editorial Michael Clemente said, Fox News is looking forward to producing more of these critical debates, which ultimately help voters make the most informed decisions during the 2012 election cycle.

John Thrasher, Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, added, “We are excited that once again Florida Republicans will play a very prominent role in determining our next Nominee and next President. This will be a great opportunity for Florida Republicans to witness first-hand what will surely be a lively debate that will include our next President.”

FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour general news service covering breaking news as well as political, business and entertainment news. For over 100 consecutive months, FNC has been the most-watched cable news channel in the country. Owned by News Corp., FNC is available in more than 90 million homes.


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