Sean spent some time reviewing the budget that President Obama sent to Congress today which included $3.73 trillion in spending for 2012. “This is all setup for 2012,” argued Hannity, “Spending this year will be a record which constitutes 23.3 of GDP, the highest since World War II.” Hannity continued, “Obama’s budgets will add 9 trillion in new spending and adds $1.6 trillion in new taxes on small businesses, the job creators of this economy.” Fox News reported more details on President Obama’s proposed budget but suffice it to say that the House will be expected to significantly curtail this spending. House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan told reporters at a press conference this afternoon, “He [President Obama] raises spending everywhere, he raises taxes everywhere and he increases borrowing.” Congressman Ryan continued to issue his scathing remarks saying, “It would be better if we did nothing than actually pass this budget.” The Washington Times highlighted their concerns over the spending by noting that this budget will bring gross federal debt above $15 trillion which would officially equal the size of the entire U.S economy. It’s curious that we continue to spend at this rapid pace, even after America clearly spoke this past November. Now’s the opportunity for all those who won election on the promise of responsible spending in Washington to shine. Let’s hope they keep their end of the bargain.
CPAC Under Attack?
Conservative pundit David Horowitz made headlines last week by accusing CPAC of having connections to radical Islam. Specifically, Horowitz has cited the involvement of Suhail Khan, a current board member of the American Conservative Union and founder of the Conservative Inclusion Coalition. Horowitz earlier explained his criticism saying, “Suhail Kahn is a member of the board of the American Conservative Union and his father created an Islamist mosque in California that held fundraisers for Ayman al-Zqwahiri, the number two man in al-Qaeda.” Sean did the only responsible thing he could in this circumstance, he invited them both on his show to discuss this boiling controversy. When pressed on his involvement with CARE and other radical groups, Mr. Kahn strongly decried those ties saying, “If any organization associates with a terrorist organization they should be arrested.” Horowitz pressed Kahn’s personal connections by asking, “Why wouldn’t you encourage your mother to get off the board of the California chapter of CARE.” Kahn brushed the inquiry saying only that he has reached out to his mother and encouraged her to resign. In the overall list of issues facing this country, this is not among the most pressing but it is a great reminder to remain educated about where you get your information from and, almost more importantly, who you get it from.
David Joel Horowitz (born January 10, 1939) is an American conservative writer and policy advocate. Horowitz was a member of the New Left in the late 1960s before moving to the right in the 1970s. He is a founder and the president of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, edits the conservative tabloid FrontPage Magazine, and writes for Christopher Ruddy's conservative website NewsMax. Horowitz founded the right-leaning activist group Students for Academic Freedom.