Watch Mark Meckler talk about why the tax increases versus spending cuts being discussed as part of the latest DC drama “The Fiscal Cliff” is not where we need to be putting our attention to save our economy.

Station: Fox Business Channel
Air Date: November 26, 2012
Air Time: 8:00 pm Eastern.

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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  1. PVG

    So disappointed in that Cavuto segment. He and the dem were flip, condescending, and not taking this seriously. Mark made some good points in the precious few seconds he was allowed. Bottom line: it was 2 against 1. I would rethink a second appearance.

  2. Mark

    Thanks for your comment. But I’ll go back anytime they want me. The reality is, the hosts own the show, and we have to get our message out when they will allow us to. I didn’t find Neil’s behavior problematic.

    Not every appearance gives us the time we’d like (in fact, none of them do), but the points I was allowed to make are important, and at least I was allowed to make them. The only other person I’ve heard making similar points is Sen. Rand Paul. We need to have the real debate about the size and scope of government, not a fight over a tiny tax increase.

    Am I against the increase? ABSOLUTELY and UNEQUIVOCALLY. But…the real fight should be about how much we need to shrink the federal government itself.

    Neil is one of the best, most balanced hosts I know.

    • PVG

      “Neil is one of the best, most balanced hosts I know.” Normally, I would agree. But for some reason, in my opinion, last night he was not. Maybe it was his guest, with whom I am unfamiliar.
      However, you were steady and uncompromising….Bravo! I want to thank you for your Nov. 16th discussion. It gave me hope!

  3. jam24u

    Keep getting on the air Mark. WE badly need you to get your perspective out there and hopefully expose those that are using government to achieve outcomes contrary to what this nation was founded as.

    I get the feeling that the Dems and the GOP are lining up together to bloody the Tea Party Movement.

    Now they keep saying the Tea Party is dead, but just during the last primary season they all came out saying how strong the Tea Party was because of all their successes. Then the general election and we know where the problems lay. It was funny watching the flood of political pundits falling all over themselves with claims about why we lost this election. So many got it wrong or sideways. It was great watching them. But that also is the problem, they are like historians. History doesn’t repeat itself, historians repeat each other.
    If these writers/authors have not been in the Tea Party trenches, then they really are just looking at the surface and not truly understanding. Maybe that’s why the media continues to get the Tea Partys wrong.


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