Laura Ingraham hosted Pat Buchanan.
Buchanan agreed with Ingraham that the GOP elites are looking to cut a deal on comprehensive immigration reform to placate their rich big business supporters and that this will be political suicide and sap middle class jobs and wages. He described it as a correlation of forces against the people. He thinks Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor will line up enough Republicans, but will lose their leadership posts.
Ingraham referenced President Obama's line in the State of the Union speech on how the US is stronger than China which Buchanan rebutted, saying the US used to be independent with its economy but isn't any longer. He suggested that a tariff be put on foreign goods as other nations do to us. He said keeping jobs here has to be a part of the deal. He agreed imports would cost more, but if income taxes were lowered on corporations, money would be traded off. Ingraham said we pay a steep price for cheap goods. Buchanan pointed to China having a trade surplus, despite big problems. Ingraham feels a nationalist economic program would bring together many different group.
Buchanan said that doing a response to the SOTU in Spanish makes the US a bilingual country. Both felt the GOP respnse wasn't adequate relative to Obama's speech and Ingraham should just give written responses.