President Obama made headlines yesterday when he stormed out of debt ceiling negotiations. In a show of frustration over Republicans’ insistence that any agreement to raise the country’s debt ceiling be directly tied to a decrease in spending, President Obama ended negotiations saying, “This may bring my presidency down but I will not yield on this.” Sean took advantage of President Obama’s frustration to make the point that the debt ceiling battle is an important one. “I know this battle is getting tough but you have to see we’re winning,” shot Hannity, “We’re trying to solve a crisis of his own making and the cry-baby President storms out.” There are few who would argue that being the president of the United States isn’t a stressful job but it’s one that President Obama was hired to do. If he’s going to negotiate public policy effectively, he should probably stay at the table.
Congressman Paul Ryan
Sean was joined by Congressman Paul Ryan who gave some insight into the progress of the debt ceiling negotiations. “There are a lot of us Conservatives who are very concerned the President will take this all the way to the end,” a worried Sean mentioned, “We don’t want to see Conservatives cave in.” Ryan agreed saying, “I don’t either. Right now we want to cut spending and the President clearly wants to go the tax increase route.” It really is that simple. President Obama and the Republicans in Congress are at odds. They both believe that a balanced budget is appropriate but President Obama wants to raise taxes and Republicans want to cut spending. You can spend a lot of time sugar coating that reality but, at the end of the day, it’s really that simple.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joined Sean on the NewsMaker hotline to discuss the debt ceiling negotiations. “The President said that ‘this may take his presidency down but I will not yield on this’”, an obviously critical Bachmann told Sean, “In other words, the President has painted himself into a tax increase corner and he’s decided to hold the full faith and credit of the United States hostage to his unwillingness to stop the spending.” “The President doesn’t want any real cuts,” offered Sean, “I can’t believe the President is digging in this way.” Apparently most Americans can’t understand either. In a recent Gallup poll any Republican Party candidate would beat President Obama by eight points.” You can read more on this at Hannity.com.
Michele Marie Amble Bachmann (born April 6, 1956) is the United States Representative of Minnesota's 6th congressional district and member of the Republican Party . She is the third woman and first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. She defeated her Democratic challenger, Elwyn Tinklenberg , in the 2008 election in a race that had gained national attention following her controversial televised call for the media to investigate members of Congress for perceived anti-American bias, including Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama . The 6th congressional district includes the northern far suburbs of the Twin Cities along with St. Cloud . She won 50 percent of the votes in the 2006 election , defeating Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party candidate Patty Wetterling and the Independence Party 's John Binkowski . Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate from 2001 to 2007.