Chad’s Morning Brief: Day 2 in Red River, New Mexico, Boehner & Other Republicans Say No to Higher Taxes & More
Here is your Morning Brief for the morning of November 9, 2012. Give us your feedback below and tune in to The Chad Hasty Show for these and many more topics from 8:30 to 11 am.
1. The Great Escape with 790AM KFYO & 1340 The FAN Day 2
Today is the second Day of the Great Escape. I will be broadcasting from Red River, NM this morning on KFYO. Ryan Hyatt of the Williams and Hyatt Show will broadcast his show later today as well. Our friends at Lifts West in Red River are hosting us and later this month you will get a chance to win a trip to Red River.
Today at Lifts West, I will have a few different guests on from Red River to tell you all about this mountain town. I'll also register a few listeners to win a 3 night stay at Lifts West, gas, and even a fly-fishing trip here in Red River. Stay tuned from 8:30-11am in order to get registered.
Of course today will also be an Open Line Friday which means you can call in and talk about anything you want to talk about while I'm on the air.
2. Boehner on Taxes (link)
House Speaker John Boehner now says that raising tax rates are unacceptable, but other sources of revenue could happen.
Raising tax rates is "unacceptable" to House Speaker John Boehner as he prepares to open negotiations on the looming "fiscal cliff" with the president and congressional Democrats, he told "World News" anchor Diane Sawyer today in an exclusive interview.
"Raising tax rates is unacceptable," Boehner, R-Ohio, said in his first broadcast interview since the election Tuesday.
"Frankly, it couldn't even pass the House. I'm not sure it could pass the Senate."
"I would do that if the president was serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs," Boehner said. "If you're increasing taxes on small-business people, it's the wrong approach."
Nevertheless, Boehner added that he is at least willing to listen to the president's proposals, even if they clash with his party's principles.
"Of course, we'll talk about it. We talk about all kinds of things we may disagree on," Boehner said. "I'm the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington. The president knows it. He knows that he and I can work together. The election's over. Now it's time to get to work."
3. Failure and Future (link)
Wow this article shows exactly how most Obama supporters think. The Daily Caller has an article out where they interviewed fans of Obama who admit his failures, but basically voted for him again just because.
After re-election, “I think he’ll do what he said he would do four years ago and turn this country around and make this country what is was, No. 1 in the world,” said Glen, who worked on the campaign 85 hours a week since late September.
Obama should deliver “more jobs, more jobs and more jobs, to make a better economy,” said San Underwood, who is a sole operator of a skin-products company targeted at African-Americans.
Obama’s policies are better than Gov. Mitt Romney’s policies, she said, because “entrepreneurship is what got this country going in the first place.” In contrast, she said, Romney favors big companies.
“I would like more jobs brought back to the United States and that’s what I think Obama is hoping to do — is going to do,” said one supporter. “I realize that when he came in he had a big mess to clean up … [and] he just can’t change everything.”
When asked why Obama’s economic policies are better than Romney’s policies, she replied, “I don’t know, I’m more in tune with [Obama] and his ideas.”
4. Holder May Leave (link)
Attorney General Eric Holder may not return for Obama's second term. According to FOX News:
Attorney General Eric Holder, who endured what was arguably the most embattled term of any Obama Cabinet member, said Thursday he doesn't know whether he'll stick around for another four years.
"Do I have some gas left in the tank? It has been an interesting and tough four years. I really just don't know," Holder said, during a session at the University of Baltimore Law School.
The comments effectively kick off Washington's guessing game over what President Obama's inner circle will look like in a second term. The president could try to retain the current Cabinet to whatever extent possible -- or hit the reset with a broad reshuffling, perhaps sending a signal to Republicans in Congress that he wants a new start.
Holder should have been thrown out of the job a long time ago.
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