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Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Obama Weakening U.S. Defense
President “The Anointed One” Obama has begun to implement his vision of “a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama recently signed a treaty with Russia that will reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles. He also said that the United States will not use nuclear weapons against non-nuclear countries, even if the U.S. is attacked with biological or chemical weapons or cyber-attack. “Of all the dumb things,” Sean fumed, “frankly ignorant things, this president has said, this personifies his flawed thinking.” Obama is the first president in history to publicly announce when the U.S. will or will not use the most effective weapon ever devised in securing peace since World War II. Now, as Gregory Lee from the North Star National writes, rogue nations that are signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will not fear that this president will retaliate with devastating nuclear firepower if they attack the U.S. Why would any president go out of his way to intentionally weaken his country’s defenses? Why would he show his cards to his opponents during a poker game?

Americans Being Taxed To Death
Between federal, state, property and sales taxes many Americans in upper income tax brackets could end up spending nearly 70% of their money on taxes! At what point do we begin to ask politicians on the left side of the political spectrum why the government feels it can take so much money from its citizens. Juan Williams, who is usually diametrically opposed to Sean’s views, joined the program to discuss this issue. “My position is every tax day the government is taking too much of my own money, so I can’t argue with you there. I think most Americans agree that they feel overtaxed. However we have a lot of entitlement programs that we need to support and provide for, so somebody has got to pay the toll.” A report from the Tax Policy Center found that nearly half of Americans will not pay taxes at all for 2009. Our tax system now exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public saf ety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners -- households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 -- paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government. Williams argued that instead of fighting for tax cuts we should be making sure everyone in America pays their fair share.

Smearing The Tea Parties
As Sean reported yesterday, there appears to be a well organized effort to smear and besmirch the reputation of the Tea Party movement {You can read a summary of Sean’s comments here}. Charlie Rangel, Rep. Steve Cohen and others have accused Tea Party members of being racist and showing the “hardcore angry side” of the country. Sean argued that this effort to demonize the Tea Parties is more than just a grass roots effort and suspected a left wing conspiracy. Michelle Malkin, who joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline, agreed. “Luckily [those attempting to smear the Tea Party movement] can’t marginalize the majority of American opinion. All of these epithets and false portrayals are a massive sign of desperation by the left.”

Show Guests

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin (born October 20, 1970, née Maglalang) is an American conservative commentator, blogger and author. Her weekly, syndicated column appears in a number of newspapers and websites nationwide. She has been a guest on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN, and national radio programs. Malkin has written four books published by a leading conservative publisher, Regnery.

Juan Williams

Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.