The O'Reilly Factor
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
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Talking Points Memo and Top Story
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Personal Story Segment
Washington Beat Segment
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Record Taxation
Guest: Dr. Jeanne Zaino

"The federal government is now getting a record amount of tax money from us, and the Census Bureau has issued a report saying that state and local taxes are also at record levels. This is why the U.S. economy is stagnant - American consumers don't have enough money to spend because the taxman is taking money. Working Americans are being punished by high taxes across the board. The people we have elected are taking away our security because we can't accumulate enough money to feel secure in retirement; they're putting us in danger because we can't protect ourselves from disaster. But even with all that money flowing into Washington, the country is close to a $700-billion a year deficit and the U.S. owes nearly $17-trillion. Things are obviously out of control and the Democratic Party is primarily to blame. Simply put, President Obama's acolytes do not want Americans to accumulate wealth; they want to take private wealth away from those who have it and give it to those who don't. They've succeeded in doing that, with an assist from the Bush administration, which ran up colossal debt after 9/11. Unless we the people wise up and understand what a bad deal we're getting, we'll never have a vibrant economy."

The Factor invited liberal professor Jeanne Zaino to critique the Talking Points Memo. "All this didn't start with President Obama," she protested. "President Bush ran up a huge amount of debt, so why do Obama and the Democrats get the responsibility? And how can you expect the President to act when he's been stopped by Republicans in Congress at every turn? We need to be doing what the President has said all along, we need to end the income inequality. There's a lot more to be done, but the economy is better than what he inherited." The Factor took issue with Zaino's plea for redistribution: "Your thesis of income inequality is socialism! The government can not impose income equality on a private marketplace."
Legalizing Illegal Immigrants
Guest: Julie Myers Wood

California has passed laws giving illegal immigrants driving privileges, college aid, and protection from deportation. Julie Myers Wood, former head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, accused California politicians of subverting federal law. "California is saying 'we know best,'" she complained, "and saying that politicians in Sacramento know better than the sheriffs who are worried about threats to their communities from illegal immigrants. The Justice Department should sue, we can't allow a state to not honor U.S. law enforcement. There's too much danger to public safety." The Factor accused California Democrats of playing for future votes: "This is all about politics, it's not about what's good for the country or the state. This is the Democratic Party saying they want to become the party of the Hispanic people."
Women Only
Guests: Kirsten Powers and Kate Obenshain

CNN founder Ted Turner recently declared that only women should hold elective office in America. Democrat Kirsten Powers and Republican Kate Obenshain opined on that suggestion. "I'm going to go out on a limb and say he was pandering a little bit," Powers joked, "and of course it's not a good idea. I obviously support more women in politics, but I don't think gender brings a ton of diversity." Obenshain blasted Turner for ignoring genuine oppression of females. "The thing that drives me crazy when leftists say things like this is that they never point out that in countries like Saudi Arabia women can't drive. A woman just won election to city council in Iran, but she was disqualified because she's too pretty. They never talk about oppression about women in Islamic countries, they just want to pander to radical feminists."
Cruz Filibuster and No U.S.-Iranian Meeting
Guests: Carl Cameron and James Rosen

FNC correspondent Carl Cameron put forth his analysis of Senator Ted Cruz' anti-Obamacare talkathon. "There may be a downside with his GOP colleagues," Cameron said, "because he badmouthed a few of them for not fighting hard enough against Obamacare. But the truth is that most Republican office holders are totally safe - the Republicans are expected to hold the House next year and only need six seats to win a majority in the Senate, which is possible." FNC's James Rosen reported on this week's visit to the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. "This was seen an excellent opportunity for the U.S. and Iran to make some progress in this terrible relationship we've had, but it became the 'handshake that never was.' The United States offered a handshake photo-op between President Obama and Rouhani, but the Iranians wouldn't do it. Speculation is that Rouhani has hardliners he has to deal with back in Iran and it wouldn't look good for him to be shaking hands with the president of the 'Great Satan.'"
Three Hot Topics
Guest: Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller began his weekly musings with his prescription for dealing with Muslim atrocities around the world. "I would start using the phrase 'war on terror' again and I would have our President mention how there's a faction within the Islamic community that seems to cling to its God and guns. Also, I would take Sandra Fluke, Al Gore, Dennis Kucinich and all these whiny people we have over here and form an ultra-elite 'whiny avengers' and drop them behind enemy lines." Miller also opined on the Oracle employee who ran up a bill of $34,000 at a strip club and put it on his company credit card. "This guy may have been working for Oracle on the day shift, but evidently he thought he was working for 'orifice' at night." Finally, Miller turned to Brazil, where a billionaire decided to bury his Bentley so he can drive it in the afterlife. "If he dies in a car wreck, everybody wins because they can just plant him in the car. Actually, I think everybody should take their possessions to the grave - if Obama's going to get you for 55% after you die, I say take it all with you and make them be actual grave-robbers."
Did You See That?
Guest: Marth MacCallum

Democratic Congressman Charles Rangel implied that politicians opposed to food stamps and the nanny state will go "straight to hell." Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum opined on the Congressman's damnation. "I don't remember reading anything about food stamps in the Bible," she quipped, "but I do remember it saying render unto Caesar what is Ceasar's and unto God what is God's. It is clear in the Bible that there is a difference between society and government. And government being a nanny state hasn't worked out all that well. When you look at the Great Society and all these programs, the intention was to lift people out of poverty. But you had 12% of people under the poverty line in 1968 and now you have 15%!" The Factor also ran an excerpt from the "60 Minutes" segment on "Killing Jesus," which will air this coming Sunday.
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