Sean kicked off Thursday’s show with a story out of Holland, Michigan, where President Obama announced the creation of 300 new jobs at Compact Power Inc, makers of electric batteries for automobiles. “I’m all for batteries for electric cars,” laughed Sean, “but I don’t think there were government subsidies for the Model-T.” This factory created 300 jobs and received $1.5 Million in government stimulus money. That’s roughly $5,000 per job. “We need a market oriented system,” argued Hannity, “instead of a politician based system.” The real question is, can these companies survive without government funding? One would certainly hope. The Washington Post had a great article on this announcement.
Alexis Glick and Bernard McGuirk: Hannity Was Right!
Sean was joined by political commentators Alexis Glick and Imus Producer Bernard McGuirk to discuss President Obama’s overall job performance. “Alexis, I brought you on the program specifically so you could come on and say ‘Hannity you were right on the economy and you were right on the Obama presidency.” “You’ve been waiting for this moment and it’s bloody,” laughed Glick,” and the truth is there’s not enough accountability.” McGuirk added, “The common denominator morons aren’t paying attention and people say this stimulus package is working.” “The White House is claiming 3.6 million new jobs and yet we have mass foreclosures and mortgage applications have hit an all-time low,” argued Hannity, “I have to tell you this is bad.” Sean hit it on the head. The President can go around and tell us that the economy is recovering but the proof is in the pudding and this dessert doesn’t taste very good.
Michelle Malkin and Juan Williams: To Build or Not To Build
Sean was joined on the NewsMaker hotline by author Michelle Malkin and activist Juan Williams. “There have been a lot of controversial issues surrounding the ground zero mosque,” began Hannity, “what do we do here?” Malkin responded, “Big corporations don’t want to offend because there’s a big price to pay if they do.” Williams added,” One group can’t tell another group where to build or how to operate, that’s not how we work in America.” Malkin disagreed, “We have all kinds of zoning laws that tell us where we can and can’t build.” “I think this is a thumb in the eye of those who dies on 9-11,” clarified Williams, “But we can’t tell people they can’t build – that’s not America.” The 9-11 ground should be a sanctuary and a memorial, not a site of controversy. Regardless of your beliefs, that's something al l Americans should rally around.
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.
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.