Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham, both of whom are on the Senate Budget Committee, joined Sean to go over the latest on the Hill with regard to the fiscal cliff. Graham expressed his fear that although Republicans won the House, Democratic senators are trying to change the rules of the Senate to allow for Obama to have "unchecked" power. Both senators agreed that our founding father's intentions were not to allow one side to make all of the rules and decisions. Graham stated unequivocally that he will never in his life as a senator, raise the debt ceiling again. "I will never sign a deal that does not have entitlement reform," Graham added. Tax rate hikes will hurt job creation and we must control our spending said Senators Grassley and Graham. Grassley added that we must create jobs for people and not increase government handouts. Both Grassley and Graham agreed that Obama has no problem watching the country take a nose dive over the fiscal cliff. Listen to Sean's discussion with Senators Graham and Grassley by clicking here.
Costas Gun Control Rant Stirs Up Controversy
Sean kicked off Tuesday's show and briefly touched on the controversy surrounding halftime comments made by sportscaster Bob Costas during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast. Addressing the weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Costas said, "If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today." "I've always like Bob as a sportscaster," Sean said. "Why do these guys just destroy the image I have of them when they say stupid stuff? They make commentary on things I don't think they have any real knowledge of - I mean if Belcher really wanted to to commit murder, I don't think it would have really mattered whether he had a gun or not. Ask OJ Simpson," Sean continued. "Maybe it's just an inherent fear that liberals have of guns or a desire for control?" Sean speculated. To listen to Costas' halftime comments click here.
Does Obama Want To Go Over The 'Fiscal Cliff'?
Yesterday House Speaker John Boehner sent a letter to the president detailing a bold counter offer to the administration's plan. The GOP proposal did not include a tax increase on the wealthy but did contain $800 billion in revenue through tax reform, another $600 billion in health savings and much more. All told, the net savings amount to around $2.2 trillion. The White House responded to this letter by saying that the president is, "willing to compromise but not on the subject of making job creators pay more in taxes." "However, what our tax and spend commander-in-chief fails to understand is that putting money into the hands of you, the American people, is the single best way to spur economic growth," said Sean. "Government is not the answer. Government is the problem." Sean welcomed author Patrick J. Buchanan, as well as former Clinton special counsel, Fox News contributor Lanny Davis to 'Hannity' to debate the topic. To watch the entire lively conversation plea se click here.
Lindsey O. Graham was elected to serve as United States Senator on November 5, 2002. A native South Carolinian, Graham grew up in Central, graduated from D.W. Daniel High School, and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Graham logged six-and-a-half years of service on active duty as an Air Force lawyer. From 1984-1988, he was assigned overseas and served at Rhein Mein Air Force Base in Germany. Upon leaving the active duty Air Force in 1989, Graham joined the South Carolina Air National Guard where he served until his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994. During the first Gulf War, Graham was called to active duty and served state-side at McEntire Air National Guard Base as Staff Judge Advocate where he prepared members for deployment to the Gulf region. His duties included briefing pilots on the law of armed conflict, preparing legal documents for deploying troops, and providing legal... More >