Socialists in the CBO
Gingrich is not a fan of the number crunching policy wonks who work in the Congressional Budget Office.

"The Congressional Budget Office is a reactionary socialist institution which does not believe in economic growth, does not believe in innovation and does not believe in data that it has not internally generated," Gingrich said during a speech in New Hampshire late last year.

The CBO's mission is to provide Congress with information on budgets and the impact that legislation will have on government finances.

Respected by politicians on both sides of the aisle, the CBO acts as an official scorekeeper of sorts on budget issues. The agency is frequently described as "nonpartisan" and "objective."

This reporter was unable to find any CBO employees who would admit ties to the Socialist Party.

By Charles Riley @CNNMoney - Last updated January 31 2012: 6:11 AM ET
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