This weekend, Glen talks about the competing budget plans in Washington D.C. The Senate barely passed their first budget in 4 years during the early hours Saturday morning (50-49). The Democrat budget increases taxes, increases spending, increases debt, and never balances. The Ryan budget plan (which passed in the House) also increases spending (but at a lower rate than the Democrats’ plan), but it balances in 10 years without raising taxes.
Glen also talks about this week’s many foreign policy headlines with Dr. Kiron Skinner (Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution). Kiron offers her insights on the President’s Israel trip, the Administration’s troubling policy of inaction in Syria, and the failure to adequately address the growing Iranian nuclear threat. Kiron also discusses her recent CPAC speech, and her vision of what a conservative foreign policy should look like.
Glen also talks with Lori Sherif, Center Coordinator for Eagle’s View Learning Center, which is powered by Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS). Lori explains why she decided to start this learning center, how the learning center supports PALCS students and parents, and why she chose to work with PALCS.
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.