The New House Majority?
Did you know that employees of the White House Office of the President owe more than $831,000 to the IRS? “Obama says he’s looking for new ways to cut spending,” questioned Sean, “Now the President is considering giving overpaid government workers a raise.” As Fox News reported, this seems to fly directly in the face of what the American voters said they wanted when votes were cast earlier this month. This could be more proof that President Obama remains detached from the will of the voter.
Senator Mitch McConnell
Senate Republicans re-elected Senator Mitch McConnell as Minority Leader in an effort to reinforce a united front behind the veteran legislator. “I want the American people to know that it made a difference giving Republicans greater strength in Congress,” offered Senator McConnell, “We have a clear opportunity to demonstrate that we are responding to what the American people would like us to do which is to cut spending, cut the debt and create jobs.” The Miami Herald ran a great article praising McConnell’s push on a moratorium on earmarks. Though it’s true, shutting down earmarks won’t balance the budget but it sure sets the right tone!
Michael Ghouse and Jay Sekulow
The Transportation Security Administration has made headlines with their new requirements to allow for full body scans and pat-downs. The conversation as of late is whether there should be certain exemptions for various groups who’re offended by these new requirements. “The tragedy of this whole thing that we’re using none of the technology the right way and we’re using all of the technology the wrong way, “laughed Sekulow, “And furthermore, I don’t understand why we’re afraid to use profiling.” Hannity offered his thoughts, “Who’s the bigger threat a ninety year old nun or a nineteen year old foreign exchange student from Yemen.” Ghouse disagreed saying, “It shouldn’t be limited to just Muslims and they shouldn’t be signaled out.” For more on this growing controversy, check out this story in the Washington Times.
Speaker, thinker and a writer on pluralism, politics, foreign policy, islam, interfaith and cohesive societies. He offers pluralistic solutions on issues of the day at www.TheGhousediary.com . Mike has a strong national and local presence in the tv, radio and print media, details at www.MikeGhouse.net , a personal site.
Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky’s history, is the Senate Republican Leader in the 111th Congress. Elected to that position unanimously by his colleagues on November 18, 2008, he is the 15th Senate Republican Leader and only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate. The first, Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1949. Leader McConnell previously served, again by the unanimous vote of his colleagues, as the Republican Leader in the 110th Congress and the Majority Whip in the 108th and 109th Congresses. McConnell also served in leadership as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 1998 and 2000 election cycles. McConnell currently serves as a senior member of the Appropriations, Agriculture and Rules Committees.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.