How Bad Is The Economy?
So how bad is the economy? President Obama would love for you to think we’re on the upswing but US Labor Department reports speak of an increased number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits. “The Moody’s downgrade is on its way,” a straight talking Hannity shared, “It’s absolutely imperative we do everything in our power to avoid it but there are certain things that tell me that things aren’t looking good.” Hannity continued, “I would urge the Speaker and everyone around him that the country isn’t in any place to have any back room deal that kicks the can down the road.” For more on the Labor Department report, visit Hannity.com.
Louie Gohmert:We Need A Game Changer
Sean was joined by Congressman Louie Gohmert to discuss the debt ceiling debate. “I have to give the House credit for passing the Cut, Cap and Balance plan and the Ryan plan,” began Hannity, “The Speaker seems somehow determined to make this grand bargain his legacy, tell me it’s not true!” “I’d like to tell you it’s not true and I was just told there is no agreement,” defended Gohmert, “I’m hoping there’s no deal but I’m hearing cuts over a ten year period with no balanced budget requirement.” Gohmert continued, “The only way I’d vote to raise the ceiling is if there was a real game changer and a balanced budget amendment is just that, a real game changer.” After years of increased debt and a weakened economy, we certainly do need a game changer and you can find that in the Cut, Cap and Balance plan that passed the House.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss: Defending the Gang of Six
Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss joined Sean to defend his role in a Gang of Six agreement. “I’m going to be honest,” explained Sean, “I was shocked to hear that you’d been a part of this agreement and shocked the President would use this to divert attention from the best plan out there which is Cut, Cap and Balance.” “The President is sweating because of his lack of leadership,” explained Senator Chambliss, “I hope that Cut, Cap and Balance passes in the Senate and I plan to vote for it.” Hannity pushed back though saying, “The day that your plan was made public was the same day that Cut, Cap and Balance passed and it seems you guys are negotiating amongst yourselves.” “I’m supportive of Cut, Cap and Balance,” explained Chambliss, “What we’ve been focused on for the seven months we’ve been focused on this massive fourteen and a half trillion dollar deficit.” There 's still hope but it seems that the Gang of Six proposal may have taken away much of the GOP's bargaining power.