Sean’s Hard Math
Sean kicked off Thursday’s show with some really tough love for the audience. “If we do not reverse course, the President is borrowing forty plus cents on every dollar we’re spending, the government will eventually not be able to print enough money to sustain us.” Sean continued his hard math lesson saying, “The question for everyone is, do we cut spending now or down the road because it is mathematically impossible for us to survive as a country, you simply cannot live beyond your means this way.” Remember the US Debt Clock that was so popular a few years ago? You can still see it here, but it’s a constant reminder of what Sean is talking about, namely that we are spending at an uncontrollable rate and the only ones with the power to stop it is us, the responsible Americans who’re willing to tell their politicians and elected officials that controlling spending is the platform for 2012.
Setting The Condition for Success
Jason Childs Founder and Director of the Center for Progress in Alabama and Kate Obenshain VP of the Young Americas Foundation joined Sean to discuss the future of the American economy. “Liberals get mad when I use the term, President Crybaby, but President Obama seems out of touch. “The top 1% has actually done better under President Obama,” laughed Obenshain, “But what makes me mad is that he just can’t seem to stand up and be a leader.” “Conservative policies work,” pointed Hannity, “He predicted we’d be in the 5-7% unemployment rate and now I’m not sure why liberals won’t hold him accountable for the promises he’s made!” “The jobs are on the way,” claimed Childs, “The President can’t create jobs, only the private sector can create jobs, and all we can do is set the conditions.” Set the conditions! If high unemployment rates, an out of control Washington and tax rates that are through the roof are fertile conditions for economic growth then Mr. Childs is absolutely right, the jobs are on their way.
Gretchen Hamel, Executive Director of Public Notice, joined Sean to talk about what the average American thinks of the future of the country. “You’ve done polls and the majority, 59%, think the country is on the wrong track,” offered Hannity, “86% think the debt is the big issue for Washington to tackle, do people think Obama can turn this around?” “I don’t think that people have faith the President can turn it around,” answered Hamel, “But they do know what they want and the intensity is growing for solutions in government spending and the economy.” “Does the President blaming Bush bring back confidence,” asked Hannity, “Seems that he’s just sending blame.” “It all comes down to the independent voters,” acknowledged Hamel, “They do believe that change can take three, four or five years.” The debate continues but it’s clear that America is not happy with the direction President Obama has led us, it’s just not clear whether they’ll blame him in November. For more on the poll from Public Notice, click here.