Two-Thirds Support ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ Plan
Sean mentioned a new poll from CNN that found two-thirds of Americans support the ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ Act. Sixty-six percent of respondents said they approved of a plan under which “Congress would raise the debt ceiling only if a balanced budget amendment were passed by both houses of Congress and substantial spending cuts and caps on future spending were approved.” Sixty-three percent of Democrats and 65 percent of independents said they would approve of such a plan. An almost identical number of respondents (65 percent) said they were opposed to the “Gang of Six” plan floated by a group comprised of three senators from each party. Only 34 percent said they supported it. “The Cut, Cap and Balance approach wins in every single demographic,” Sean said adamantly. “That includes self-described liberals. Even those who express opposition to the Tea Party they support it 53-47. In other words, it’s a clean sweep. Simply put there is no political demographic in the country now where this bill doesn’t get a majority of support,” said Sean.
Gohmert: Boehner Is Wrong on Debt Ceiling Deadline
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) cautioned House Speaker John Boehner to stop listening to Obama’s “fear mongering” about what happens after Aug. 2nd if the country’s debt ceiling isn’t raised. Rep. Gohmert joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his comments. “I would encourage our speaker quit believing the president when he uses these scare tactics. There is money there regardless of what we do,” Mr. Gohmert said, after Obama said he can’t guarantee that Social Security checks and payments to veterans will be mailed out. “Social security is separate, it has its own trust fund, and there is no reason in the world the checks should not go out unless the President orders that they not be sent out,” said Gohmert. You can listen to Sean’s interview with Rep. Gohmert by clicking here.
Rudy Giuliani Talks About His Presidential Plans
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani insists he's still not made up his mind about entering the presidential race. Although he did just pay a visit to the state of New Hampshire, a destination that tends to raise more than a few eyebrows at this point in a political season. Sean sat down with the former mayor to get answers about 2012 and his intentions. Giuliani told Sean that his trip to New Hampshire was beneficial and that he has a clearer picture of his chances if he decided to run for office. Rudy said that while his plans for office might still be up in the air, his opinion of Obama is set in stone. “We cannot have President Obama after next year. This has been -- I mean, look at what he’s put us through with this whole debt thing. I mean, this is because the president doesn't lead. I mean, Republicans, Democrats, fighting with each other in the House. The president has never outlined how he would do. This is outrageous,” Giuliani said. “If we default, and I hope we don't. But if we default, 90 percent of the responsibility is on the president of the United States. Not on even the Democrats in the House, or the Republicans in the House. It's on him. He's the leader of this country. He's the chief executive of the country and he's yet to outline a plan.” You can watch all of Sean’s interview with Rudy Giuliani by clicking here.