A Week To Remember
Sean began Friday’s show discussing the week in review. “We’re certainly going to remember the upset in the New York 9th district and the crushing win in Nevada,” reminded Hannity, “But this week is the week that the Solyndra story has gone from one about wasteful government spending to one of scandal.” If you haven’t heard, Solyndra was a California based company that received $535 Million in federal loans and just recently declared bankruptcy. That, in and of itself, was not cause for alarm however the fact that Solyndra’s senior management were big contributors to President Obama’s campaign seems to complicate the situation. “We knew the stimulus package was a waste of money,” offered Hannity, “But now there’s a story that all of you who are suffering can point to.” As this story progresses, it seems that White House officials may have known that Solyndra was on shaky ground when they authorized the extensive loan. If that’s the case, it takes an awful stimulus package story and makes it a scandal. A scandal this country can ill afford to have. For more, click
Lanny Davis and Jay Sekulow: In Defense of Obama
Sean was joined by former White House counsel Lanny Davis and Jay Sekulow to discuss the Solyndra scandal and what it could mean for President Obama. “Would the average person who listens to this program have access to the White House like the executives of Solyndra,” began Hannity, “The answer is no and so now we have a story where big donors were visiting the White House four times the week before they received $535 million in loans even after the Bush administration denied their request for money.” Davis jumped to defend the President saying, “I could see why a partisan republican would jump to conclusions but it’s not based on facts.” Sekulow laughingly added his thoughts saying, “They need you now very desperately because, if you look at the facts, it seems the White House even asked the question about whether this company was ready for primetime.” To see video from Sean’s interview with Jay Sekulow and Lann y Davis, click
Presidential candidate Herman Cain joined Sean to discuss his strategy for saving the country. “I have a plan, the 9-9-9 plan, which starts with the basic principle that small business drives the economy,” said Cain, “First we throw out the current tax code, then we impose; a 9 percent business flat tax, a 9 percent personal income tax and a 9 percent national sales tax which will level the playing field among all corporations and the best part is this is all revenue neutral.” “How do you know this is revenue neutral,” pressed Hannity, “I love the idea people will be able to decide how much they pay in taxes but how can you know it’s revenue neutral.” Cain, not missing a beat, offered his explanation, “We took a look at how much was raised in taxes and we took that number and we retrofitted back to the 9-9-9.” A simple tax plan sounds like a dream and likely something that will scare Washington a great deal.
Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is a newspaper columnist, businessman, political activist, and radio talk-show host from Georgia. He is best known as the former chairman and CEO of Godfather's Pizza. He is a former deputy chairman (1992–94) and chairman (1995–96) of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Cain's newspaper column is distributed by North Star Writers Group. He currently lives in the Atlanta suburbs. In January 2011, Cain announced he had formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
Jay Alan Sekulow (born June 10, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American attorney and radio talkshow host. He currently serves as Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a conservative religious organization founded by evangelist Pat Robertson to oppose the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as serving as Chief Counsel of the European Centre for Law and Justice.