Laura Ingraham hosted Byron York.
York compared the "hot stove" phenomenon and found it wasn't as big an issue as thought, given that only 17% of government spending. Ingraham stated that given our $17 trillion debt, these cuts are coming. He said the debt ceiling isn't a great place to do these negotiations and Ingraham said that this is Congress' role. York noted that the Democrats tried for years to overturn the Bush tax cuts, defying the law of the land. York stated that the GOP is vulnerable in 2014 and asked what strategy is best to win more voters.
York and Ingraham questioned the softening of the effects of the cuts by putting spending back into the pot by ending furloughs. Ingraham criticized the business as usual attitude that has brought the GOP down over the past decade.