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Newt Gingrich on Budget & Economy

Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House


Focus on customers; use employee knowledge

[One of the] basic principles that I believe form the heart of our civilization [is] pragmatism and the concern for craft & excellence, as expressed most recently in the teachings of Edward Deming.
    Deming’s name is not familiar to most Americans. But he embodies so many of the traits of the American character that he deserves a place in the nation’s mythology. He is already honored in Japan, where the highest annual award bestowed upon a Japanese company each year if the Deming Award for Quality. Although Deming’s work defies any easy summary, his teachings generally focus around four basic points:
  1. The customer should be the focus of any business.
  2. Systems, rather than individuals, should be the focus of improving production.
  3. There has to be a theory or hypothesis before each change or action. Prediction is the key to management.
  4. Every employee can be a key player in improving a process or product. Employees should be treated as knowledgeable contributors to their activities.
Source: To Renew America, p. 44-49 Jul 2, 1995

Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto.

Gingrich wrote the Contract with America:

[As part of the Contract with America, within 100 days we pledge to bring to the House Floor the following bill]:

The Fiscal Responsibility Act:
A balanced budget/tax limitation amendment and a legislative line-item veto to restore fiscal responsibility to an out-of-control Congress, requiring them to live under the same budget constraints as families and businesses.
Source: Contract with America 93-CWA3 on Sep 27, 1994

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