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Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Varney: "Rich People Do Pay Their Fair Share"
President Barack Obama's just-released budget for fiscal year 2013 contains several controversial items many of which have lead Republicans to call it "a campaign document." Stuart Varney from the Fox Business Channel joined Mark Simone to discuss one of the inflammatory topics brought to light by billionaire Warren Buffett. Obama is backing a 30% tax on incomes of more than $1 million, embraced after billionaire Warren Buffett said the government was "coddling" the super-rich. Stuart Varney vehemently disagreed. "The president and his administration has convinced people that rich people do not pay their fair share - the exact opposite is true!" Varney exclaimed. Additionally, "The Buffett Rule" would affect so few people that it will have no measurable effect on income distribution. Citizens for Tax Justice, figures that the Buffett Rule would affect about 0.08 percent of taxpayers, or one out of every 1,250. Liberals are foolish to think that by enacting the Buffett R ule, we will have solved the problem of growing income inequality, when we won't really have even touched it.

Ann Coulter On Whether Maine Straw Poll Was Rigged?
Guest host Mark Simone invited author and columnist Ann Coulter to the show and touched on accusations from Rick Santorum that Mitt Romney's campaign may have rigged a straw poll of conservative activists by paying the entrance fee for supporters. “First of all," Coulter told Simone, "I think that's a little whiny of Santorum don't you? Even if his accusations are true, so what? It shows a little better organization on Romney's part doesn't it? But I don't think that it's true. I genuinely think that the buzz at the convention was that they really, really liked Romney's speech (at CPAC). There was not as much enthusiasm for Santorum," Coulter added. You can listen to Simone's entire segment with Ann Coulter by clicking here.

Catholics Mocked At The Grammy's?
Another awards show, another controversial performance. Sunday night at the Grammy's it was Nicki Minaj who crossed the line by mocking the Catholic faith. the rapper arrived on the red carpet with a man dressed like the pope, and if that wasn't bad enough, she staged a mock exorcism while performing her, quote, new song titled "Roman Holiday." For reaction, Sean was joined by Fox News contributor and columnist with the Daily Caller, Deneen Borelli. "It's easy for people who are performers to be outrageous. This performer, her trade is being outrageous. They're imitating Madonna," Borelli explained. "This is another example of an assault on the Catholic Church. Look who's at the head of this list -- President Obama, with the mandate, you shall or else!&" To watch Sean's interview with Deneen Borelli please click here.

Show Guests

Ann Coulter

Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961) is an American social and political commentator , best-selling author , and syndicated columnist . She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events. Well-known for her conservative political opinions and the controversial ways in which she defends them, Coulter has described herself as a polemicist who likes to "stir up the pot" and, unlike "broadcasters," does not "pretend to be impartial or balanced."

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

Doug Schoen

Doug Schoen was named Pollster of the Year in 1996 by the American Association of Political Consultants Dr. Schoen was President William Jefferson Clinton's research and strategic consultant during the 1996 reelection, and has been widely credited with creating and effectively communicating the message that turned around the President's political fortunes between 1994 and 1996. For more than twenty years Dr. Schoen has created winning messages and provided strategic advice to numerous political clients in the United States and to heads of state in countries around the world, including Greece, Turkey, Israel, the Philippines, Korea, the Dominican Republic, Bermuda and Yugoslavia.