BRIAN’S OPENING THOUGHTS
The people have spoken! Brian wants to know what Americans really want! President Obama said the election showed that Americans want to raise taxes, but a new FOX poll shows that Americans really want to cut spending. Brian investigates.
Chad Pergram talked to Brian about whether or not both sides genuinely want to avoid the fiscal cliff. Pergram said that one thing to look out for is that the House of Representatives is leaving town today for the weekend. “I remember what happened last year on the dispute over the payroll tax. John Boehner, the Speaker for the House, got everybody out of town and then he unilaterally cut the deal with the President.” Pergram explained that by doing this, it allows for more wiggle room.
Steve Doocy, co-host of FOX & Friends, talked to Brian about Barbara Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 and last night’s Hurricane Sandy benefit concert. Later, Steve and Brian debated whether or not Boehner is trying to consolidate power.
Host of FOX News Sunday Chris Wallace talked to Brian about the extent of the Right to Work bill passed in Michigan. Wallace said it is clear that regardless of how anyone feels about unions, it is clear that the country is heading in their direction. Later, Wallace weighed in on fiscal cliff negotiations and whether or not he thinks Boehner and President Obama are getting near an agreement.
Diana Madison, host of “Hollyscoop,” talked to Brian about all the latest news from Hollywood. Diana also talked about all the latest political movies on the silver screen, including Lincoln, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty.
F. Vincent Vernuccio joined Brian and talked about Michigan’s Right to Work law. He said that the law is historic: “You’re talking about the state with the fifth highest percentage of union members in the country [and] the birthplace of the UAW…” Vernuccio also said that he disagrees with the reports that there were ten thousand protesters there, and that they over-exaggerated the numbers.