Sean Hannity conducted an interview with Congressman Rep. Gregory Meeks, Dimwit-N.Y and Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas regarding the topic “Does Washington have a debt problem or a spending problem?”
A number of times during the interview Hannity tries to get a straight answer to the question “Is there a spending problem?’ The Congressman diverts into the usual Obama Administration talking points It’s Bush’s fault we are still paying down two wars and it was the debt that Bush 43 created. The transcript is from the last two minutes of the interview. Sean Hannity must have asked the same question at least five times beforehand with Congressman Meeks.
HANNITY: We’re spending, Congressman, a trillion more dollars a year than we take in. Is there a spending problem? What’s your answer to that?
MEEKS: We’re still paying off the debt that George Bush created.
(TALKING OVER EACH OTHER)
HANNITY: I’m asking you about today.
MEEKS: We’ve got to pay George Bush — today — the credit card.
HANNITY: Today, do we have a spending problem?
MEEKS: Today, we have to — we have to pay back the debt of yesterday. And that’s what we have to do –
HANNITY: We’ve got Barack Obama’s debt. Stop, stop.
MEEKS: You’ve got a credit card, you’ve got a credit card. You get a bill. You have to pay the bill.
HANNITY: I’ve got a question for you. Do we have a spending problem today? Yes or no? It’s not a hard question.
MEEKS: We have a debt problem.
HANNITY: We have a debt problem. We don’t have a spending problem today?
MEEKS: We have a debt problem. We have a debt problem and we have to pay our bills.
HANNITY: All right. But we’re borrowing 46 cents of every dollar, Congressman Hensarling.
HENSARLING: The deficit is the symptom, it is spending that is the disease. I mean, over the last 10 years, federal spending has almost doubled and the economy and only increased about 15 to 16 percent and working families, they haven’t seen their income increased at all. It is a spending problem. And right now, the president’s taking spending from 20 percent of the economy to about 25 and it’s on its way to 40. I mean, at this spending trajectory, working families are going to have tax rates that will make France’s new socialist president blush, you can’t do it.
MEEKS: You know, one of the things I just heard the chairman say that I agree maybe by working families. So, Mr. Chairman, we’re going to agree that we need to raise the minimum wage for working families so that they can have and earn more money here. And that’s something that I think that we can agree upon, what I would like to see us do is raise the minimum wage –
HENSARLING: What I would like to see, Greg, is what we actually need is maximum opportunity and we’re not going to get maximum opportunity when your party and this president taxes small businesses, when we put crushing regulatory burdens like ObamaCare and Dodd Frank upon them, we’re not going to get –
MEEKS: But can we agree to raise the minimum wage? Can we agree to raise minimum wage to those working families –
But also remember according their are others in the Obama Borg Collective that also believe there is no spending problem:
They think it’s:
in the health-care system (Our President)
a ‘budget deficit problem’ (Rep. Pelosi D-CA),
a ‘paying-for problem’ (Rep. Hoyer D-MD), Heh, Steny what a name!!!!
a ‘Misallocation of Wealth problem’ (Sen. Harkin D-IA).
I post this because Congressman Meeks is pathetic. Yes George W Bush created some of the debt we are in now. However, Just a reminder that both houses of Congress Dems and Republicans approved both wars. President Obama on the first day should have started to cut spending and not tried to RAM through ObamaCare as well as needless Crony Capitalism projects. Solyndra, the Auto maker bailouts were all done on his watch not Bush 43. Simple common sense rule Congressman if you have debt you don’t create more debt to pay off the old debt. SHUT THE DAMN SPICKET OFF!!!! Understand Sir?
Again this proves that Liberalism is a Mental Disorder….
Fox News/Kirsten Powers
In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Obama was back to his grousing about the one television news outlet in America that won’t fall in line and treat him as emperor. Discussing breaking Washington’s partisan gridlock, the president told TNR,”If a Republican member of Congress is not punished on Fox News…for working with a Democrat on a bill of common interest, then you’ll see more of them doing it.”
Alas, the president loves to whine about the media meanies at Fox News. To him, these are not people trying to do their jobs. No, they are out to get him. What other motive could a journalist have in holding a president accountable? Why oh why do Ed Henry and Chris Wallace insist on asking hard questions? Make them stop!
Barack Obama shows on almost a daily basis that he is little more than a political operative who got elected President by masquerading as a centrist and reelected by repeatedly calling Mitt Romney an insensitive rich guy. No President in the last 50 years has attended nearly as many fund raisers, spent more time on the campaign trail, paid off more financial supporters with government jobs, fired more personal insults at those with whom he disagrees or given more non-substantive interviews. As time passes it will become evident even to the disinterested that Obama is at best a superficial thinker and anything but a leader.
There is so much more but the MSM will not tell you or challenge him, nor will the likes of MSNBC or ABC, or NBC or now they have a new Left wing boss CNN. America needs Fox, Limbaugh, Ingraham, Hannity and O’Reilly, but it also needs to listen and to challenge the Administration.
You want drool, fawning and God like Worship of President Obama then CNN, MesSNBC, CBS and ABC are waiting for you with open arms. If you want a News Organization that asks the hard questions and has no problem mussing up the Anointed One’s hair or make the President cough between cigarette drags; Fox News, Breitbart and El Rushbo will gladly set you up.
Not that gives a Flying “F” here but hey Economic Chaos is coming. Now go back and check your Facebook account…
Bill O’Reilly reports that Economic Chaos is a Comin’ while the rest of us care only about “The Real Housewives of Bumblef**k”. CNN, MesSNBC, SeeBSNews, National Barack Channel and the All Barack Channel refuse to air this coming Tsunami so they can keep their membership in the Obama Tools Club. But actually everyone knows that Bill O’Reilly is but a shill for the GOP and a tool for the Koch Brothers correct?
The folks are indeed responsible for the government they get. Germans could have thrown Hitler out, they did not. Russians fought hard for Stalin. The Chinese surrendered to Mao. The Cubans allowed Fidel Castro to take away their liberty. The folks are responsible.And now Americans are faced with a citizen challenge not at the levels of totalitarianism but a very serious economic situation. Yesterday the Government Accountability Office, the nonpartisan investigative arm of Congress released its annual audit of the U.S. government. The report covers the fiscal years 2011 and `12. The conclusion of the report is this, quote, “Absent policy changes, the federal government continues to face an unsustainable fiscal path.”
Let me repeat that, “Absent policy changes, the federal government continues to face an unsustainable fiscal path.”
If the feds do not stop the wild spending and do not reform Medicare and Social Security. The U.S. dollar will collapse. That means that all of our savings. All of our investments, our homes and everything else will blow up before our eyes.
Now, chances are you will not hear about the GAO’s report today except on this program. The liberal media will not tell you what is going on. The reason? President Obama does not, does not want to cut federal spending or reform entitlements. That is crystal clear. And the media loves President Obama.
So the folks be damned. This is like telling people standing on the beach, “Hey, a tsunami is coming and if you don’t move you’re going to be killed.” But the beach folks say “I like it here.” I’m not moving. And then eventually the wave sweeps them away. That’s exactly what’s happening now.
We’re living in a country that’s polarized. We’re also living in a country that is becoming addicted to machines, the Internet. We discussed that last night. Many American citizens, perhaps most, are now too lazy to pay attention to their country. They are selfish, caught up in individual pursuits. Thus, the federal government has been allowed by we the people to get out of control.
Last year, the feds spent $1.1 trillion dollars more than the government took in. That is grossly irresponsible. The debt now approaching $17 trillion dollars President Obama, the biggest spending chief executive in history.
So I have to play Paul Revere here. I have to continue to tell you the truth. But I also believe many Americans simply will not listen. And even worse, they are not smart enough, not smart enough to even care. Disaster could be coming. That’s “The Memo.”
But, after Juan Williams writes Democratic Crapola like this for The Hill. It makes it really hard.
My fellow Fox political analyst Karl Rove sees the proof in the Obama campaign’s claims that Mitt Romney might be a felon and an Obama super-PAC advertisement blaming Romney for shuttering a factory and leaving a dying woman without health insurance.
Yes, there is dirt being thrown by the Obama campaign. But one of the biggest chunks of mud is proudly splattered all around the Republican National Convention site. I refer specifically to signs that read: “We Built It!”
For weeks, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have hammered President Obama for saying, “You didn’t build that.” Obama said those words during a speech arguing that people earning more than $250,000 should pay more taxes.
If Obama’s statement were out of character and not consistent with his other off-teleprompter statements of note, I’d MAYBE give him a pass as a fluke. However, we know it is very consistent with the other “spread the wealth” thoughts he let slip. And liberals talking about morality? Juan is becoming desperate like many of the talking heads of the left. Romney/Ryan in a landslide.
Juan Williams is becoming a laughing stock. Whenever he has difficulty getting his point across, he reverts to the Bob Beckel philosophy: SHOUT. FOX better be careful how often they march him out there – his credibility is waning fast and relying on his race won’t hold water for long. You just got to start making some sense!
I find the claim that Romney is a felon to be ironic, in light of Obama’s admission that he has done weed and blow when it was available; such drug use are obvious felonies. I find it also ironic that Obama has never explained when he experienced his “Come to Jesus” moment, when he decided to give up weed and cocaine.
Of all the stupid remarks made by a politician, “you didn’t build that” may be the dumbest. It is offensive to so many people on so many levels. Juan, and his associates, is trying hard to walk back that comment and engage in damage control, but the damage is done. Obama can only make the claim “you didn’t build that” because he has never to my knowledge, built anything.
He didn’t build a tree house. He didn’t run a lemonade stand. He never delivered newspapers. And he knows he is not qualified for the office he holds.
I believe Obama simply related his life experience – where he never had to “build” or ‘do” anything – someone else did it for him. The grandparents that provided for him… the PC universities that rolled out red carpet for him…lib. Professors that gave him unearned grades…the law firm which employed him based on his lib views…on and on.
Right Now I think Anderson Cooper at CNN Rocks particularly after he plastered Debbie McFrizz to the wall.
Bob Beckel Tells Female Tea Partier Live on the Sean Hannity Show ‘You Don’t Know What the F–k You’re Talking About’
Beckel, who co-hosts “The Five” on weekdays, was a guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show. During a commercial break, Beckel was in a heated discussion with fellow panelist Jennifer Stefano. As the show returned from break, Beckel yelled to Stefano, “You don’t know what the f–k you’re talking about!”
“Whoa! Bleep! What are you doing?” Hannity asked. “I just can’t stand right-wingers running their mouths all the time,” Beckel said. As Hannity apologized to viewers at home, Beckel insisted, “I don’t apologize!”
“Yes you do!” Hannity pressed. “You just cursed on the air!”
When Beckel still refused to apologize, Hannity apologized for him. “We’re not on the air,” Beckel said. “Yeah we were on the air,” Hannity pressed.
“When?” Beckel asked. “When you just cursed,” Hannity confirmed. Beckel was so confused that he didn’t even realize he was on the air as Hannity asked him to apologize. “Why aren’t we on the air now?” Beckel asked. “We are on the air now! This is live television,” Hannity said as he put his head in his hand.
When Beckel finally realized he was on air then and before when he cursed, he apologized for using “that foul word.” He told Hannity that he should run his show better, instead of “having [Beckel] get caught like that.”
“Now you’re blaming me for this! You’re like Obama!” Hannity responded.
This is not the first time Beckel has cursed on air. He let everyone’s favorite, four-letter s-word slip back in September 2011, during a heated discussion about then-GOP candidate Herman Cain. He dropped the same word earlier that month during a discussion on tax cuts. He also admitted to “sort-of” dropping thef-bomb in July 2011.
Why is it that Liberals, when confronted with the FACTS, always turn to swearing? Beckel is no different than every single Liberal I have ever debated. When it is obvious that the facts do not agree with their Liberal ideology, the only weapon they have left is to start cursing like drunken sailors. How sad!
Beckel and the rest of those people are NOT “liberals”. They are LEFTISTS. “Liberal” is a word that that they stole and falsely applied to themselves long ago to mislead the public into believing they stand for freedom, liberty and equality. But the leftists are NOT liberal at all. They are controlling tyrants who manipulate words and disseminate misinformation and false propaganda to create perceptions that benefit the furthering of their leftist agenda. We shouldn’t help the leftists continue to mislead the public by calling them “liberals”. I want to take back the word back and show these people for what they really are…socialists/Marxists/communists. If anyone is truly liberal in the classic sense of the word, it is today’s conservatives, who, like our Founding Fathers uphold the Constitution as it was written, support freedom and liberty, believe in God-given inalienable rights, private property, personal responsibility, equality for all under the law, and place the individual above the collective. We are the true champions of freedom. Leftists want to enslave the general public to a big government run by a few elite who enrich and empower themselves at our expense.
I am convinced that no matter how many times Liberals are shown to be wrong. Look at Alan Colmes. He sat across from Sean Hannity for years and never learned a thing. He lost every debate he had with Sean and yet today, he is still a Liberal.
Liberals will never be convinced that they are wrong so they must be defeated at the polls. It is the only way our Country can be saved.
On Sunday, the most important person in the Obama campaign aside from President Obama himself inadvertently gave the 2012 game away in one of the more revealing political moments of our lifetimes.
David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist, deserves enormous credit for having fashioned one of the most brilliant national campaigns in American history in 2008. But that was then, and this is now — and now Axelrod has gone on “Fox News Sunday” and offered the best and most succinct case for a Romney presidency yet.
“The choice in this election,” said Axelrod, “is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we are on.”
So let me understand this logic. If we cut spending then the poor helpless American people will suffer because the evil Republicans want to take away your Medicare, Medicaid, and Ad Nasium. Yet if we do not cut spending well be bankrupt and collapse or the dollar so inflated it is worthless that all Americans will have nothing, period, for generations… I think option two is the goal. How better to transform the US than to destroy all wealth? Bingo, socialist utopia where were all equally miserable.
The Romney campaign will surely use his endorsement of the Romney strategy in his stump speeches and ads. He was a walking, talking point. He barely took a breath. It was if he knew if he didn’t talk over Wallace and talk fast he wouldn’t be able to get it all in. I hope we get pictures of his new million plus dollar condo soon. Their blatant hypocrisy on the 1% issue is stunning. Someone needs to begin the unraveling of all of their financials just to expose them for what they are, liars, thieves and very, very rich one percenters. “Do as I say, not as I do.” I know what’s best for you stupid, stupid people. Someone has to take care of you. Don’t expect me or mine to help. That’s what the government is for.
What Axelrod said wasn’t a Freudian slip. He strongly believes that the Obama way is the right way and anything else is just a down spiraling highway. You can wake him up 3 o’clock in the morning from his deep sleep and he will say the same, loud and clear. These guys are dangerous.
Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, Geraldo Rivera and Bob Beckel – FNC’s staff of Liberal Pundits and I really USED to like Bob Beckel BUT not anymore.
admirable deplorable how he shows total loyalty to the Democratic Party and some of their insane policies. I just wish Bob showed as much loyalty to the American military who did not volunteer to go to Vietnam they were drafted. While Bob and people like him were protesting the war my father-in-law was in the trenches. Some of them lost lives and those who came back said Vietnam was easier than coming home and being spit on by Americans. There should be no sides on this one but bob you picked the wrong person to be loyal to.
Perhaps Mr. Beckel doesn’t comprehend the True Treason of Hanoi Jane Fonda. While visiting American prisoners of War in North Vietnam, Those prisoners, in a desperate attempt to notify their families and government of their condition, their situation and how bad it was, handed her notes in secret to pass on when she returned to the states. What did this Traitor do? She immediately turned that information over to the North Vietnamese! So, it isn’t bad enough Mr. Beckel that Fonda betrayed our country by posing on an anti- aircraft battery and supporting the Enemy, She actually did harm to our military folks taken prisoner. This is no Joke Sir! This is not made believe, to dress up as a hippy and dishonor our troops and their suffering. You should be ashamed and you owe our troops an apology. If you don’t then, you are done as far as I’m concerned.
Beckel is the typical self-righteous Ultra Liberal unable to see the forest for the trees. Very rarely does he say anything worth hearing or that isn’t in the Liberal Agenda–it’s usually all the Lib talking points. I used to think he was smarter than that too, and had at least several functioning brain cells.
Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.” …
However, the video has been selectively edited–either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama’s allies in the mainstream media and academia.
Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News’ Hannity.
First off Andrew Breitbart was NOT killed over these tapes. Okay, got that conspiracy theorists? He died of natural causes.
Frankly, I am delighted that Fox will air this tape tonight and hopefully a lot more. I was afraid they too would back
out. The Lamestream Media has rendered themselves totally irrelevant. This has created numerous do-it-yourself journalists or citizen journalists as I like to call them/myself. I can tell you I have found articles, videos, etc. on the net that have literally kept me awake at night. This is a good start, FOX. Keep them coming.
– the man who surrounds himself with and seeks the advice of only the radical left and worse
–the man who redistributes (loots) the earnings of the producers to the non-producers so they will continue to vote for him
–the man who is spending and manipulating the greatest country on earth into helplessness and ruin
–the man who speaks of “social justice” but never of freedom.
–the man who hates free market capitalism.
–the man who prevents the development of our oil, coal & nuclear resources.
–the man who rejects the Constitution.
–the man who initiates force against us all by “mandating” his vision of health care.
He is, at best, a cheap Chicago left-wing politician who cares only that he get re-elected to a position he is grotesquely unequipped for — yet doesn’t take even that position seriously enough to read Economics 101.
“If you want to know who I am…..look at who I surround myself with…….”
Obama made this election claim but forgot to mention most of these and downright lied about some (Bill Ayers) and hid his true relationships with others. Interesting to note as these are who he is really loyal to and it reads in some ways as a who’s who list of avowed Marxists and communist sympathizers and yet the mainstream media barely reported on any of it……..
Frank Marshal Davis
This is simply the most corrupt president and administration we’ve ever had………..absolutely disgusting…
It makes me wonder if she gets in her car, grips the steering wheel and just starts screaming obsenities, then calms down and turns the key and goes about her day?
Get used to this. The Democrats have NOTHING from Obama to run on. They can’t point to a single thing he’s done to help anyone, anywhere, except every vacation resort he and his family have patronized while he’s been president of a travel agency….er the US.
The only thing they can talk about is the GOP. They got bupkis in the way of a glowing record of dear leader. So expect every interviewer who asks any dem anything about Obama to answer by saying….
“BUT, BUT ROMNEY…………BLAH BLAH, EXCUSE, RATIONALIZATION, and LOGIC GYRATION…..BLAH, BUT, BUT……….
How about we put the question this way. If Solyndra was still in business Obama and the DNC would take ALL of the credit for the jobs created by Solyndra. Must be nice to take credit when times are good and blame others when it’s bad.
I wonder how Schultz would respond to MF Global and the theft of over a trillion dollars. Corzine was CEO. Corzine was the first person Obama and Biden called for financial advice. Would she agree that Corzine is 100% responsible for the > $1T theft and the jobs loses since he was CEO? Do Obama and Biden still rely on his financial advice to run the govt??
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the armpit of the DNC. An armpit sweats when under pressure and stinks if it isn’t clean. She should have shut and kept quiet the more she opened her pie hole the weaker her argument became. Usually, Chris isn’t quite as forceful, so I give him thumbs up for hammering this poor excuse for a representative of the DNC.
“It was actually a pretty bad night for Mitt Romney, but it was a great night for us,” she said, referring to the Democratic Party. She told Fox and Friends’ Gretchen Carlson that while GOP contenders fought for the top spot, President Obama was making waves all his own in the state.
“We used last night and the months leading up to last night as a test run for building what will be the most significant, effective grass-roots presidential campaign in history,” she said. “We had 25,000 Iowans show up to caucuses across state.”
Still, Carlson countered that the majority of Obama’s re-election resources seem to be going to attack ads focused on Mitt Romney, indicating the president’s belief that the caucus’s winner will indeed be his biggest competition.
“Mitt Romney has earned that scrutiny, because he has relentlessly attacked the president, mischaracterized his record, and distorted the president’s record,” said Wasserman Schultz. “For Mitt Romney, it’s a really tough situation for him, because when is a “win” a loss, when you’ve spent six years and more than $4 million running for the second time trying to win the state of Iowa, when you spent the most and only beat the person who spent the least by eight votes … He’s limping into New Hampshire.”
I hope the DNC features her more! The more she talks, the more people she alienates! Can you imagine the voter that would be swayed to the liberal cause by her blathering? I can’t!
Wasserman Shultz is the most disgusting liar the Democratic Party has. She is worse than Pelosi – who I believe is simply delusional.
This woman is trying to defend the indefensible – what the democrats and Obama have done to this Country since 2007………
Only another brainless liberal would believe the garbage this woman is spouting off about……
Uh, has it hit the ground yet? Sounds like a liberal. Looks like a wild eyed liberal; and an ugly one, for sure. It must be a liberal. Why do all liberals foam at the mouth and look so wild eyed while speaking? Can’t they speak calmly and without showering everyone around them with spit? Is that stuff contagious? Don’t they have zoos for creatures like that?
Yet it has escaped blabbermouth’s attention the hundreds of millions spent by “the one” to win election in 2008 and how he claims he will raise and spend 1 billion to try and convince the voters that despite being a total failure he should be returned for another 4 years to finish his plan to wreak further damage on America
That blabbermouth dwells in an alternative universe where her party is never held accountable for their efforts to force even more socialism on America has long been her public persona.
That she happily embraces her role as attack dog and chief excuse maker for the messiah fits her obnoxious personality
As DNC Chairman, Wasserman should know that Democrats do best when they hide who they are and what they intend to do to the American people. It’s a political strategy they’ve employed successfully for decades, but abandoned when Barack Obama and his band of lefties arrived in Washington. Believing Obama’s cool personality, good looks and silver tongue would override the American people’s natural instinct for survival, Democrats let it all hang out and the reaction from the folks has not been a favorable one. It’s time to round ‘em up and head for the shadows, Ms. Wasserman.
Debbie Wasserman as DNC Chairman will be the gift that keeps on giving to Republicans during the 2012 campaign and we as Conservatives should praise God every day that the DNC made her their Chairwoman.