Could The US Be Energy Independent In 10 Years?
Special guest host JC Watts welcomed Harold Hamm, oil exploration expert and the forty-second richest American (according to the Forbes 400 list) to the program. Hamm talked in length about the future of oil and natural gas in the country as well as our attempts to reduce our dependency on foreign sources of energy. “Many Americans don’t realize that today we import less than 50% of oil. That’s down from importing over 60% in 2002. We are moving that number in the right direction,” Hamm explained. However there are still challenges ahead. “What we need Congress to do for us to continue to produce more oil is to bring no harm to us. They need to allow us to continue down the path we’re going. We’re making a lot of headway. I’m predicting that in ten years we can be energy independent in this nation,” said Hamm. Listen to Watts’ entire interview with Harold Hamm by clicking here.
Has Obama Abandoned the African-American Community?
Last night on ‘Hannity’ Sean discussed the only thing falling faster than the Dow Jones Industrial Average – Obama’s approval rating. As “The Anointed One” wrapped up his bad news bus tour in the Midwest, the Congressional Black Caucus delivered Obama some bad news -- they are fed up with his leadership. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) publicly criticized the president on his job performance. “Our people are hurting. Unemployment is unconscionable. We don't know what his strategy is. We don't know why on this trip that he's in the United States now he's not in any black communities, we don't know that,” Waters said. Sean invited Niger Innis, a CORE spokesperson and Jehmu Greene, a Fox News contributor to the program to discuss Obama’s status with the black community. You can watch the entire debate by clicking here.
Rep. Lankford Talks Debt, Balanced Budget Plan
Oklahoma's newest congressman railed against federal spending and our oppressive national debt during a town hall meeting earlier this week. Lankford joined JC Watts on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his plans for reducing debt and creating a balanced budget plan. The congressman told Watts that the House GOP-backed proposal for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution would be a positive step in the right direction. “"We have not been aggressive in paying down our debt," Lankford said. "That is coming home to roost. We're saying one way we know of to be able to put boundaries around Congress and force them into a set of deadlines is to do a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution." Lankford disagreed with Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the country, telling Watts that he opposed raising taxes on the wealthy and that he would fight for spending cuts in the federal budget first before any increase in taxes.