No Way To Save The Economy?
A top economic advisor to President Obama, Paul Volcker, made headlines today when he said, “I suspect that unemployment will gradually decline,” Volcker mentioned this week, “But the basic fact of the matter is that the economic outlook is for continuing but limited increases in economic activity for the next year or more.” “This is going to be nuts,” warned Sean, “But government is going to have to do what families around the country are doing which is to live within their means.” For more on Paul Volcker’s thoughts, check out the Associated Press’ latest story.
Newt Gingrich: Challenges to President Obama
Sean was joined by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to discuss the latest challenges to the GOP. “When you look at the election results,” asked Sean, “What do you think the American people were trying to say.” Gingrich quickly responded, “It’s clear that the American people were trying to say that they didn’t agree with what President Obama was doing but it’s not clear that the President has picked up anything.” Gingrich added, “When you lose over sixty House seats, there’s a signal that the American people are not happy and the President needs to set a different tone.” The President has a difficult road ahead of him and he’s going to have to learn not only to work with the GOP but with the American people as well.
Former President George W. Bush stopped by the show to talk with Sean about his new book, “Decision Points,” which highlights the successes and failures of this two term president. “I’m not trying to reshape people’s image of me,” noted President Bush, “But I do think it’s important to layout what life was like.” Hannity pressed the President,” You concluded that you were satisfied and you explain what was going on when you had to make the tough decisions you had to make.” This book is a great glimpse into the tough decisions that President Bush had to make and it really highlights the tremendous challenges he faced during his eight years as President. To read more about this book, visit Amazon.com.
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >
George W. Bush was the 43rd president of the United States (2001-2009), born July 6, 1946, in New Haven Connecticut. George was the oldest of six children of George Bush who served as the 41st president of the United States (1989-1993) and Barbara Bush. George W. Bush received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and received his M.B.A. from Harvard in 1975. In 1977 he married Laura Welch, a teacher and librarian, in Midland, Texas. Bush was a businessman and served as governor of Texas from 1995-2000.