Americans don't want Terorist tried in New York? really? Another out of touch wind bag.
"When you poor money into the federal bureaucracy, it doesn't come out,"
Really? I see a lot of money coming out in the way of private sector contracts, military, federal employees. In fact sometimes too much comes out.
Why do people think the federal government is a vacuum? all that money, every single penny, ends up beck into the economy. We can discuss who that money gets back into the economy, but to act as if it doesn't is incorrect. Either Newt is stupid(he is not), or he is spreading FUD. Hint: He is spreading FUD.
He then goes on to include TARP as part of the discretionary budget, claiming it's 1.4 trillion and doesn't account for the money the financial institution has paid BACK to the feds. Oh yes, they don't like to bring up the fact that most, if not all, returns to the feds.
I love how is uses a few abuses of Medicare to claim that's why it's cheaper. I would argue if it costs you most to look out for abuse then the abuse costs you shouldn't worry about the abuse.