Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Budget Committee Member, goes over U.S. budget priorities from a conservative freshman member of Congress. The Budget Committee heard Wednesday from Fed Chairman Bernanke and on Thursday will hear from CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf. Next week the President delivers his budget to Congress.
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Oversight & Government Reform Committee and Education and Workforce Committee Member talks about the upcoming release of the Obama Administration’s budget for FY 2012, and various Republican budget proposals. He sums up the direction that liberal Democrats want President Obama and the White House to take. He also shares his views on the GOP-led investigations in the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Harold Holzer, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation, Chairman discusses the relevancy of Abraham Lincoln in this the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. Mr. Holzer says that issues such as freedom of the press, prison camps and limits of presidential power are issues not only relevant to today but also existent during Lincoln’s presidency.