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|"Unfortunately, I have to be Paul Revere and tell you the country is in steep decline. Twenty years ago, in June 1992, there were 3.4 million Americans receiving federal disability payments; today that number is 8.7 million. It seems to me safety rules are much improved since 1992, so why has the disability rate increased more than 100%? It's a con! It's easy to put in a bogus disability claim. In 1984, 85% of American workers paid federal income tax; now 51% pay income tax. Why? Because of 'social justice.' The feds are allowing Americans who don't make much money to pay no income tax. Right now President Obama and the Democratic Party lead the league in entitlement spending and promoting a nanny state philosophy, but President Bush didn't do much to head that off, so both parties bear some responsibility. However, it is the liberal Democratic machine that continues to promote selfishness, that continues to tell Americans that the wealthy should pay all the bills and the less well off should expect free stuff. The disability con is just one of many. There is enormous Medicare fraud, Medicaid chaos, and a huge rise in food stamp use. Talking Points believes a Democrat, John F. Kennedy, had the right idea about America when he said, 'Ask not what your country can do for you.' I want to ask each of the more than 8-million American workers currently receiving disability payments from the federal government: Are you guys honoring JFK's legacy?"|
|Guests: Laura Ingraham |
Speaking at a church in Nashville First Lady Michelle Obama said houses of worship are the best places to discuss social issues. The Factor asked radio talk show host Laura Ingraham to evaluate. "The First Lady talking about morality is a great thing," Ingraham began, "and I don't have a problem with her going to a church to talk about those things. But the issue that arises with the Obamas is that liberals have been attacking faith in politics for decades. If a conservative goes to a church to talk about traditional marriage or abortion, people on the left accuse them of politicizing the pulpit. A lot of the people who support the Obamas are dedicated to expunging God from the public square." Ingraham concluded that Mrs. Obama was actually promoting her husband's candidacy, which is "crossing the line."
|Guests: Megyn Kelly |
Fox News anchor and attorney Megyn Kelly related the story of 21-year-old lifeguard Tomas Lopez, a lifeguard who saved a man from drowning and was promptly fired. "The lifeguard company had a contract with the city to just guard a certain area," she reported, "but the person who was drowning was outside of that area. The employer who fired him said, 'I was worried about the people you weren't guarding, you left them to help the drowning guy.' At least one other lifeguard has quit in solidarity and six others who have said they're going to give notice as well." Kelly also described her unique Independence Day experience. "I interviewed 14 of the most severely wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan who came to New York to visit Ground Zero. These are not victims, these are role models and heroes who ask for nothing. They're not asking for money, they just need a place to live to help restore their independence." Kelly reported that folks can learn more and lend a hand by visiting TunnelToTowers.org.
|Guests: Gretchen Carlson|
Speaking about Independence Day, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry accused America's founders of stealing land and fomenting oppression. Culture Warrior Gretchen Carlson analyzed that view of America. "She's not wrong historically," Carlson said, "and we should all learn the lessons about the Indians and slavery and inequality. But on the Fourth of July, do you think any American wants to hear about the negatives of this country? This is the only public holiday where we actually celebrate America." Responding to Carlson's rhetorical question, The Factor contended that, yes, even on July 4th some Americans wallow in the negative: "The far left hates the country â?" they want to break it down and built a totally new America."
|Guests: Adam Carolla |
Comedian Adam Carolla, one of Hollywood's rare out-of-the-closet conservatives, entered the No Spin Zone with his take on entertainment and politics. "There are some celebrities you don't want backing you," Carolla said. "If you're Barack Obama you don't want Michael Richards or Mel Gibson backing you. George Clooney is cool, but if you hang out at too many parties with all the celebrities, then you're losing touch with the common man. So he has to be careful about how much hobnobbing he does with celebrities." Carolla posited that celebrity endorsements and positive news coverage may not be enough to earn the President a second term. "People are smarter than that--they may be wondering whether they really want a sequel to the Barack Obama movie."
|Guests: Dennis Miller |
Dennis Miller weighed in on the just-released list of White House pay rates, focusing his attention on Vice President Biden's $200,000+ salary. "I can't believe that dipstick Biden makes north of a deuce," Miller said. "They ought to pay him off in beaver pelts, as bad as he is. I read that list and saw that calligraphers are now making like $85,000. You know, when Clinton was there these guys were called 'Caligulists.' It was a different sort of job, they would arrange some of the activities around the place." Miller turned his attention to George Clooney, who is hosting Obama fund-raisers in Europe. "I wish he'd stop telling me how great everything is going here while he's in Northern Italy. I'm here in the galley ship pulling my oar, he's on Lake Como on a jet ski." The Factor playfully ridiculed Miller's implication that he's enduring great hardship: "You're on a galley ship? You're in Santa Barbara! If you're a galley slave, I want in!
|Guests: Martha MacCallum and Brian Kilmeade |
Fox & Friends morning guy Brian Kilmeade took on Martha MacCallum in the News Quiz. Among the questions: "Vice President Spiro Agnew, convicted of income tax evasion, had been Governor of which state?" ... "Which poet did Rod Blagojevich quote after being sentenced to prison?" ... "Which Hollywood star was on President Nixon's 'enemies list?'" Kilmeade, perhaps because it was way past his normal bedtime, fell behind early and never caught up.
|Felicia Neczypor, Hilton Head, SC: "Bill, you keep asking what the Republicans have to replace Obamacare. Under the Constitution, there is no role for the federal government in healthcare."|
Mary Whipple, Utica, IL: "Thanks, Bill, for being the only commentator on FNC asking for the Republicans to present a specific health care plan. That's what the folks want to hear."
Jim Henderson, Vernon, WI: "If Speaker Boehner thinks vague generalities will deliver the White House, he is mistaken."
|Thursday's Pinhead: Comedian Chris Rock, who celebrated the Fourth by tweeting, "Happy white peoples independence day."|