Surprise, Surprise - Obama Wants More Money
The Obama White House is planning on asking Congress by the end of this week for an increase in the government's debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time. The approval is expected to go through easily, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013. Treasury officials say they anticipate the debt limit will not be reached again until late 2012. But they said it's too early to say if would happen before the 2012 elections. According to Heritage.org, by 2013, Obama will have increased debt by 23 percent after just four years - more than President Bush's total eight-year increase of 21 percent and well more than either of the two Bush terms. The debt limit currently stands at $15.194 trillion and would increase to $16.394 trillion with the request. Click here to see a chart that provides a more accurate comparison of President Obama's debt record to that of his predecessors.
Getting Back To Our Founding Principles
David Barton, CEO of WallBuilders, joined J.C. Watts on the NewsMaker Hotline and discussed the need for our country to return to our forefathers founding principles. WallBuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America's forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. Barton agreed with Newt Gingrich who has said "judges on the Supreme Court are not supreme." Barton, as well as Watts, felt lifetime appointment of judges is a mistake and was not the original intent of the Constitution. "Our system was setup with checks and balances and when the courts get out of whack the Constitution actually gives six means for which we can bring the courts back under control. We don't exercise them today but there is no branch of government that is independent of the people - and that is a point that Thomas Jefferson made," Barton added. To listen to Watt's entire interview with David Barton, please click here.
Gingrich Picks Up Endorsement From J.C. Watts
Newt Gingrich has picked up a much needed endorsement from former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts. Watts joined 'Hannity' last night to discuss his choice. "I am long past looking for my president or my presidential nominee to be my savior or to be my pastor. I'm looking for someone that is prepared to do the heavy lifting to get us where we all want to be and I think where we need to be," Watts explained. "Newt Gingrich did all those things when he was speaker. We got tax relief. We got balanced budgets. We got, you know, job creation. We paid down our national debt. We haven't done that since he left. So I think he's been there, done that. I think he is lot more seasoned person today than he was 15 years ago. I know him well. He is a personal friend. He asked me for an endorsement. I chose to give it to him," Watts added. To watch J.C. Watts' interview on 'Hannity' please click here.
Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >