This Week's Agenda: Libya, Budget, Muslim Radicalization

Monday, March 07, 2011

A Libyan rebel fighter prepares an ammunition belt on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf on March 4, 2011 before heading with a group of comrades into the oil port town to battle Moammar Gadhafi loyalists. A Libyan rebel fighter prepares an ammunition belt on the outskirts of Ras Lanuf on March 4, 2011 before heading with a group of comrades into the oil port town to battle Moammar Gadhafi loyalists. (AFP/Getty Images)

Whether or not to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya is becoming a hot issue in Washington. Many lawmakers like Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), are calling for a no-fly zone, as rebels in Libya face rough times against the better equiped Libyan armed forces. Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, looks at what we can expect next in the Libyan crisis this week.

The crisis in Libya and the rest of the Arab world has contributed to a rise in gas prices here in the U.S. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, looks at how the rise in oil and gas prices will affect the stock market and consumer spending as retail sales numbers are expected out Friday.

Also on tap, we'll look at the upcoming hearings by Congress on Muslim radicalization in the U.S.; the continued battle between party lines to come to a resolution on the budget; the ongoing tug of war between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and union supporters; and the start of the insider-trading trial of hedge fund giant, Raj Rajartnam.

Guests:

Callie Crossley and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

danny

Why are we spending money on a war that is none of our business?We are broke here but the govt is more concerned about forcing our way of life on them then fixing things here.ONLY BUY AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS PERIOD.IF THATS NOT CONVENIANT FOR YOU THEN YOU PUT YOUR OWN NEEDS AHEAD OF OUR NATIONS AND YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO COMPLAIN IF YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO HELP YOUR OWN I WILL NOT BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA OR INDONESIA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY THAT OUR OWN MILLIONAIRES GOT EVEN RICHER AND TOOK JOBS AWAY FROM PEOPLE WHO NEED THEM.IF YOU THINK THERE IS NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO CHANGE THIS YOURE WRONG IM LOOKING TO START A RALLY ON WASHINGTON FOR THIS REASON SINCE NOBODY ELSE WILL.AND IF ITS MORE IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO GET THAT LEAD COVERED TOY MADE IN CHINA FOR YOU KIDS THAN IM ASHAMED TO BE YOUR NIEGHBOR.STOP PUTTING YOUR PERSONAL NEEDS AHEAD OF THE ENTIRE COUNTRY.FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE WE HAVE TO ORGANIZE BOYCOTTS ON EVERYTHING NON AMERICAN.MAYBE JUST DONT SPEND ANY MONEY AT ALL FOR LIKE A WEEK IMAGINE THE MONEY THEY WILL LOSE!! OUR GOVT IS MADE UP OF MOSTLY THE TOP 5% SO ITS NO SURPRISE THEY FEEL THEY SHOULDNT HAVE TO PAY FOR THE SCREWED UP LAWS THEY MAKE AND THESE EARMARKS WASTING BILLIONS ON BUILDING OTHER COUNTRIES NEEDS AND DESERVE A TAX BREAK ITS THEIR FAULT WE ARE FAILING SO FAST AND WHY WOULD ANOTHER COUNTRY WANT TO TRY OUR FORM OF GOVT. 400 YEARS IS ALL IT TOOK TO DESTROY OUR ECONOMY BUT THEY WONT LOSE THIER HOUSE.WE GIVE OTHER COUNTRIES BILLIONS AND ALL THE WHILE THE PEOPLE WHO BUY THE THINGS THESE ELITIST PIGS MAKE WE MADE THEM RICH AND TAKE ALL THE STRESS FOR THE MISTAKES THEY MADE.WHY VOTE ITS POINTLESS OBAMA SWORE HE WOULD BE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS ITS TIME TO MAKE THIS A REAL DEMOCRACY.THEY FORCE US TO PAY FOR THINGS THAT MAKE NO SENSE IF THE CONSTITUTION EVER REALLY MEANT ANYTHING AT ALL.AFTER ALL WE PAY THE TAXES AND THEY DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT WITH IT NO MATTER WHAT PARTY THEY ARE ALL FOR THEMSELVES.CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT AND THE HOUSE DONT CARE ABOUT THE COMMON TAXPAYER,IF THEY DID THEY ALL WOULD HAVE VOTED YES ON THE TAX HIKE ON THE WEALTHY.WE ARE PAYING THE PRICE FOR NOT ACTING AND BEING SELFISH KIND THE SAME THING THEY DO. WAKE UP AMERICA WE CAN CHANGE THIS OURSELVES WE JUST HAVE TO STICK TO GETHER AS A WHOLE AND NOT STATE BY STATE.IM DOING MORE THAN TALKING IM PLANNING THINGS TO DO PEACEFULLY PROTEST A FEW MILLION PEOPLE ON WASHINGTON AND THEY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO LISTEN.AFTER ALL HOW WOULD IT LOOK IF WE RUDELY STEPPED IN LYBIA TO ENFORCE A RITE THEY DONT EVEN HAVE.BUT WE DO ARE YOU READY WE CAN CHANGE THIS YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SMALL SACRIFICES TO DO IT.DO SOMETHING REAL INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ON LINE.OR THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE ABOLISHED OR AT LEAST BE CHANGED TO FOR THE RICH ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE AND THATS OUR FAULT FOR LETTING THESE RICH PEOPLE RUIN WHATS LEFT OF OUR GREAT NATION.ACT OR DIE IS MY NEW MOTTO!

Mar. 08 2011 04:48 PM

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