We Need Missile Defense

This weekend, Glen talks about the latest economic headlines, the first budget released by the Democrat controlled Senate in 4 years, the ongoing sequestration saga, and the latest updates regarding the taxes and fees imbedded in Obama’s healthcare law.  Glen also talks about the Obama Administration’s frantic reversal on missile defense this week after North Korea declared the 1953 Armistice invalid.  Unfortunately, because Obama canceled our expansion of missile defense into Eastern Europe 4 years ago, we have left ourselves and our allies more exposed and vulnerable to nuclear attack.

Glen talks with Bob Fragasso (Chairman and CEO of Fragasso Financial Advisors) about how individuals should view the recent record high closings in the U.S. investment markets.  Although no one can predict daily market activity, Bob is optimistic about the long term economic future of our country.

Glen also talks with Dr. Dick Jewel – President of Grove City College – about the growing student debt problem facings college students across our country.  The current model is based on easy access to capital in the form of student loans, which encourages institutions to increase tuition and fees.  Dr. Jewel offers an alternative to the current failing model.

Glen Meakem is a successful technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and conservative talk radio show host, who offers information and insights on how individuals, our states, and our nation can be more successful. Glen’s unique perspective has been shaped by his experiences as founder, chairman and CEO of the B2B internet success Freemarkets Inc – which he founded in 1995, took public in 1999, and sold to Ariba in 2004. In 2006, Glen co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a firm that invests in early stage start up companies. Concerned about the liberal political agenda that has gripped the United States and his home state of Pennsylvania, Glen launched the radio program, “Glen Meakem on the Weekend” in 2008. Glen served as an officer in the United States Army Reserve and is a veteran of the First Gulf War. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his MBA from Harvard Business School. For more information about the Glen Meakem on the Weekend Radio Program, or to read Glen’s blog, please visit http://glenmeakem.com.

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