BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
TODAY'S THE DAY! The president has let this deadline come, but what's next? Brian is eager to see if the cuts will be as dreadful as the President has made them out to be, or if he was all talk.
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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) weighed in on how the sequestration cuts will affect us. "I feel the cuts will be very damaging, and I believe our military leaders who tell us that they'd be devastating," McCain said. He went onto explain that he believes there are plenty of savings that could be made in defense, but "certainly not this way." McCain also weighed in on President Obama's agenda, and said that there is no doubt that he is non-inclusive. "Every president I have had to deal with in the past has always called people over and sat down and talked to them and tried to work out something. This is the first meeting the president has had with Republicans!"
Ken Cuccinelli, Virginia Attorney General and author of The Last Line of Defense: The New Fight for American Liberty, talked to Brian about how the sequestration will affect Virginia. "For a lot of people, leave a great deal of uncertainty when they're going to hit the military so hard, which I particularly think is a very, very bad idea," Cuccinelli said. He went onto state that he does not think it is a coincidence that the President laid the sequestration so heavily on the military.
Shari Olefson, author of Financial Fresh Start: Your Five-Step Plan for Adapting and Prospering in the New Economy, gave Brian an in-depth explanation of her five-step plan. Olefson's five steps are: Adapting your banking and borrowing; Fixing your credit and debt; Protecting your savings, investment and retirement; Deciding if homeownership is right for you; and Figuring out ways to spend less money and earn more money.
Olefson also gave Brian some other tips for individuals that are just starting out: "Students can't be deciding on education now based on where their friends are going and what's convenient, and a career based on what sounds like fun. This needs to be a business decision based on return on investment," she explained.
Anchor of FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace, gave Brian a little insight into his exclusive interview with Mitt and Ann Romney, the couples' first interview since the presidential election. After Brian's failed attempt at playing 20 questions with Wallace, the duo talked about possible running candidates for the 2016 presidential election and who Mitt Romney might endorse.
Erick Erickson, editor-in-chief of RedState.com and FOX News Contributor, talked to Brian and FOX & Friends weekend co-host Alisyn Camerota. Erickson weighed in on Bob Woodward's spat with the White House, and said that although he was impressed with Woodward's assertiveness, he might have over-reacted a little to the response he received from Sperling: "It wasn't a threat. And I'm sorry to those who really think it was."
"This was a fake cliff!" FOX News Digital Politics Editor Chris Stirewalt joined Brian and Alisyn and weighed in on the sequestration. Stirewalt said that this is really all about where the federal spending levels will be set for the last 6 months of the federal fiscal year. "This stuff has just been about the president arguing against cuts and trying to prevent the Republicans from memorializing the cuts that were in that sequestration," Stirewalt explained.
Dr. Larry Sabato, Director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, talked to Brian about the upcoming sequestration. He explained that this sequestration is not as serious as previous fiscal crises: "It isn't quite as urgent as the other ones. This sequester is going to be phased in over this year and it will become more serious as time goes on."
FOX News Contributor and movie critic Kevin McCarthy stopped by and gave Brian his take on why the two action movies from Schwarzenegger and Stallone did so poorly in the box office. He also told Brian about he got hooked on movies at the age of eight when he watched Terminator 2.
WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH KEVIN MCCARTHY HERE
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