So much of our country’s attention has been focused on domestic policy since the Great Recession of 2007-2009 that foreign policy has taken a backseat to the recovery and the implementation of Obamacare.
Yet, it may be foreign policy that defines the success, or failure, of President Obama’s Administration.
The US response to events such as The Arab Spring, the nuclear buildup in Iran, Syria’s repressive regime, US-Russian relations, alleged NSA surveillance of Germany and Great Britain and Sino-American relations will have profound effects on the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world that last long after the memory of the Great Recession has been forgotten.
Bruce Herschensohn joins me to discuss how US foreign policy may be abandoning our allies around the world.
As Congress struggles to pass a national budget, a similar budgeting nightmare is being played out in Ventura.
In Ventura’s case, a budget has been proposed and approved. The only problem? The budget is pure fiction, according to City Councilmember Neal Andrews.
In this fiscal year, Ventura will run a budget deficit of $1.6 million. The City has run budget deficits for the preceding 4 years ranging from a loss of half a million dollars to a loss of $11.4 million—cumulatively $21.6 million.
Joining me to explain the budget deficit is Bob McCord.
The depletion of $7.7 million from the City of Ventura’s Contingency Fund is one of the most under reported examples of “creative” accounting to mislead Ventura’s elected officials and citizens that has come to light. Listen as I lay out the size and scope of the problem on The Lyn Fairly and Fabulous Friends radio show.
Here is the lineup of guests for Guests For October 5, 2013
My guests this week are Bob McCord, founding member of VREG, talking about Ventura's budget woes; healthcare expert Sally Pipes exposing the flaws of Obamacare as the Insurance Exchanges open for business; and Stuart Crain, CEO of TVTalk discussing how his app will revolutionize television viewing. Read More