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Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

It's clear our 'leaders' don't know what they're talking about

Stop me if you think you've heard this one before.

From the Great Sequestration of 2013:

"Now, what's important to understand is that not everyone will feel the pain of these cuts right away. The pain, though, will be real." - President Barack Obama, 3/1/13

From the Government Shutdown of 2013:

"What we see happening with this Republican strategy is a willingness to threaten the very foundation of the world's greatest economic power. That is a very risky proposition." - White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, 10/1/13

And from the looming Inaugural Debt Ceiling Default:

"The debt ceiling is such a calamitous possibility that you could go into a recession or even a depression worse than Lehman Brothers and AIG in 2008..." -- Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., 10/7/13

I think the reason many people are neither worried or worked up over the Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline is that Washington, D.C. has been predicting the "end of the world as we know it" with alarming regularity. You can only cry "wolf" so many times before we start tuning you out.

Now, I don't know what would happen should we not raise the debt ceiling and that puts me in the vast majority. Since it's never happened, the assumption is some sort of cataclysmic economic event but then again I've heard those predictions before. Still waiting.

So after seven months of "draconian sequestration cuts" and 14 days of a partial government shutdown, the one thing I know to be true is to NOT listen to the dire predictions of any of our "leaders" since they obviously have no idea what they are talking about.

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About the Author


I may not be a native, but I've been in Arizona long enough to forget what it's like back East. I moved to Tucson in the 5th grade where I graduated high school and attended the UofA. The radio bug hit me early and I was a DJ at the age of 17 in Tucson. Besides being on-air at times, my main career focus has been the behind-the-scenes programming of radio stations. I have an extensive background in music radio, in addition to working at and/or running some of the biggest and most influential radio stations in America. My radio career took me to Los Angeles, San Diego and then back to Phoenix. The chance to be back on-air, and to do it at 92.3 KTAR, was too good to pass upů so here we are! Weekends are usually reserved for racing as I own and drive my own dirt track Sprint Car all over the country. I am unmarried (never have been), childless (that I'm aware of) and don't even have any pets at this point. I do own 1 plant but the fact it has survived this long without watering leads me to believe it may be plastic. I love what I do and enjoy hosting a talk radio show for people who don't like "talk radio".

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