Every week former White House Chief-of-Staff Karl Rove joins Sean to discuss the latest on the political landscape of the country. Rove and Hannity went back and forth on the economy but the big conversation surrounded Congressman Charlie Rangel’s latest controversies. “I find it unbelievable that all these Democrats lecture us and say we’re not paying our fair share don’t pay taxes themselves,” an upset Hannity said. “Maybe if they had to pay those taxes they’d be more sympathetic to the fact that we don’t need to raise those taxes,” laughed Rove, “I’m not rich, I’m not Warren Buffet – I’m not even John Kerry but there oughta be a limit to what the government can take in taxes.” Right now it seems there is no limit to where taxes could be but then again those in Washington seemingly don’t care. They don’t pay anyway.
Rep. Anthony Weiner and Rep. Peter King
Sean was joined on the NewsMaker hotline by Congressmen Anthony Weiner and Congressmen Peter King who made headlines recently when they had a heated debate on the floor of the House over legislation that would grant healthcare coverage to 9/11 first responders. At the heart of the controversy was a procedural maneuver to suspend the rules in order to prevent GOP amendments from being added. Congressman Weiner accused Congressman King of not getting Republican support for this important legislation. “You have people on the Republican side who are saying you don’t want to pay for this,” argued Weiner, “the entire bill is controversial to Republicans.” Congressman Peter King jumped in, “I disagree with many Republicans but they’re concerned with illegal immigrants will benefit from this and there isn’t enough time to make changes.” To see the heated exchange, visit the Huffingtonpost.com.
Financial Advice Friday with Fran Tarkenton
Sean was joined by NFL Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton to discuss the latest financial advice to help navigate through these tough economic times. Bad economic news came in today from the Commerce Department which has issued a report noting the economy has shrank 2.6 percent last year which is the worst since 1946. Hannity.com has the latest on this troubling news. “So It appears the recession was worse than previously thought,” began Sean, “and Fran – that’s where you come in, you help small businesses navigate through the difficulties of these rough economic times.” “You can’t have success without a work ethic,” offered Tarkenton, “If you don’t work you can’t have success.” Fran has created more than 20 successful companies and you can learn more about how he does it at his website onemorecustomer.com. From Sean, who's career began working for free, to Fran who's Hall of Fame NFL career netted him less than many of today's draft picks signing bonuses, these guys know a thing or two about hard work. Lessons we could all learn, especially in today's tough economy.
Peter T. King (born April 5, 1944) is a Republican politician from the U.S. state of New York, currently the United States Congressman for the state's 3rd Congressional District. Along with Chris Lee, who represents New York's 26th congressional district, King is one of only two Republicans to represent the state of New York at the federal level. King was considered a possible candidate for United States Senate in 2010, but has decided to run again for his congressional seat. However, in January of 2010, King said he was reconsidering a Senate run.
Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >