Go Ahead, Shut Down The Country!
Congress is at it again. It seems that the Republican Congressional leadership is afraid to cut funding to Obama Care, funding that could take $105 Billion off the books tomorrow. “I’m not sure if this is a political calculation about a fear of shutting down the government,” questioned Sean, “But I think they’re misreading the mood of the country.” This on the heels of President Obama’s vacation to Rio leaves many confused as to where Washington’s priorities are. It’s fairly clear that last November’s landslide victories by Tea Party members was a sign that Americans were ready for real leadership even if it came with painful decisions. Perhaps Washington hasn’t gotten the message, yet.
Nuclear. Yes or No?
Sean surrounded himself on the show with some real experts in the nuclear field; Erich Pica President of Friends of the Earth, Robert Scheer editor of Truthdig.com and Jay Lehr, the editor of Encyclopedia on Nuclear Materials.” Do we need nuclear power? “Nuclear is the safest and when we look back on this disaster in Japan the biggest problem will be the loss of power and not the loss of life,” argued Jay Lehr. “The U.S. Nuclear Agency says there’s nothing to stop a meltdown,” questioned Hannity, “Will this be another Chernobyl?” Lehr disagreed saying, “People equate a meltdown to an atomic bomb but the reality is this is not a bomb waiting to go off.” Pica adamantly disagreed saying, “We’re emitting copious amounts of radioactive materials into the environment and the International Atomic Energy Agency has said we’re approaching Chernobyl.” Scheer offered hi s thoughts saying, “The costs of nuclear energy are going to increase because we’re going to need all kinds of safety restraints plus the danger of terrorism.” “Every time you drive your car is dangerous,” noted Hannity, “We can’t live in a danger free world especially when energy is the lifeblood of human advancement.”
Sen. Marco Rubio: No More Continuing Resolutions
Sean was joined by Senator Marco Rubio to discuss the continuing budget resolutions happening in Washington. “While I’m appreciative of the efforts,” noted Hannity, “It’s not enough and I’m very concerned that Republicans haven’t used this as an opportunity.” Rubio quickly retorted, “This is a multi-trillion dollar entity that doesn’t have a budget and there’s room for compromise but this is a function of math; the government is spending money it doesn’t have.” There are millions of different ways that everyone has said this but that could be the most clear. There’s a time and a place for compromising but where’s the compromise in spending money you don’t have?
From 2000-2008, Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives. During this period, he served as Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, effectively promoting an agenda of lower taxes, better schools, a leaner and more efficient government and free market empowerment. During his legislative career, Rubio also promoted efforts to develop a world-class public school curriculum, increase performance-based accountability, enhance school choice and target the socio-economic factors affecting chronic academic underperformance. At the end of his tenure as Speaker, Rubio resumed his law practice as a sole practitioner. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida International University's Metropolitan Center, worked as Florida Chairman of GOPAC and as a political analyst for Univision during the 2008 election cycle. Senator Rubio currently serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation , the Committee on... More >