The Truth Hurts
Governor and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney joined Sean in the show's second hour to discuss an article published by his campaign that systematically debunks President Obama's distortions of Romney's record. You can read the article by clicking here. For weeks, the article states, President Obama has been spreading falsehoods and distortions about Governor Romney's record of job creation. In fact, Romney told Sean, President Obama’s policies have encouraged American jobs to move overseas . Additionally he's sent taxpayer dollars to foreign-owned companies.
Where Are The Jobs?
Charles Payne, Founder and President of Wstreet.com and Juan Williams a Fox News political analyst joined Sean and discussed the dismal job numbers released late last week. The economy added 80,000 jobs in June, according to the monthly report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but they weren't enough to lower the nation's jobless rate which remains stalled at 8.2 percent. Payne explained that profits you see from most American corporations are because the jobs have been shifted overseas. Payne cited Apple as an example, and felt that their real success was internationally and was not a reflection of the American economy. Juan Williams came to the defense of the president and told Sean that Obama has always been upfront and honest about the economy. "Obama has said all along that the economy might get worse before it gets better," Williams explained.
Obama's Entitlement Society
In yet another example of President Obama and his administration encouraging Americans to be dependent on the government, it was just uncovered that last year the federal government mistakenly overpaid $14 billion in the form of up unemployment benefits, leaving the Labor Department scrambling now to recover the lost funds and attempt to pinpoint the problem. While most unemployment benefits do go to Americans who are truly in need, the overpaid funds are ending up in the hands of those who are ineligible to receive them. In other words, people who are no longer looking for work or have left their jobs voluntarily. Sean was joined by Florida Congressman Colonel Allen West to discuss this federal blunder. West expressed frustration with the current unemployment system and instead felt we should spend money to help Americans get back on their feet. "I think that we've got to get Americans back to work. When you look at our work force participation rate, it's at a 31-year lower at only 63.7 percent. So, we're driving people to be more dependent upon government. We're not driving people out there to open up those small business opportunities and promote our business development, production and manufacturing in this country," said West. To watch the entire interview with Col. Allen West, please click here.
Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and former Republican Governor of Massachusetts . Romney was CEO of Bain & Company , a management consulting firm, and co-founder of Bain Capital , a private equity investment firm. Romney successfully organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee.  Romney served one term as Governor from 2003 to 2007,  and was a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 2008 United States presidential election . He is widely seen as a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President in the 2012 Presidential Election .