As a guest on Bill O’Reilly’s radio show, Jonathan Hoenig advocated attacking Iran while discussing the economy. Media Matters has the transcript and video. Summary excerpt:
Summary: On Bill O’Reilly’s radio show, financial commentator Jonathan Hoenig said: “[I]f there’s bad guys out there, Bill, and you alluded to Iran and whatnot — let’s deal with them militarily. You know, we didn’t win — win World War II by cutting back on German sausages.” Hoenig has previously advocated military strikes on Iran and North Korea in appearances on Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto.
In the same interview, Hoenig also berates the idea of conservation:
HOENIG: Bill — Bill, our economy is going to be killed by the conservation that you — what has made America great and so prosperous, Bill, is it self-sacrifice?
O’REILLY: No, it’s hard work. It’s not gluttony –
HOENIG: Yeah by –
O’REILLY: No. It’s not gluttony in an SUV.
HOENIG: Well, you consider going to 7-Eleven and getting a Slurpee in an SUV to be gluttony. I consider it to be the American — the great American way of life.
In 2006, Hoenig also claimed he doesn’t care “how high gas prices go:”
“In my opinion, Israel should level Hezbollah with no mercy… If that means we level 200 points off the Dow or we pay an extra $.50 at the pump, I’m fine with that… I don’t care how high gas prices go.”
For more, see Crooks and Liars where Hoenig maintains that employers have “the right to discriminate.”
Irancove @ July 18, 2008