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CBN NewsWatch: November 23, 2012

On today’s edition, Israel under attack, learn what it means for Jews living on the frontlines of this ongoing battle. Plus, sticking to their guns, why firearm owners are rushing to buy up assault weapons before it may be too late. Read Transcript


WELCOME TO THIS EDITION

"OF CBN NEWS FOCUS, I'M "

EPHRAIM GRAHAM.

HUNDREDS OF ISRAELIS

GATHERED TO PRAY FOR THEIR

COUNTRY AS HAMAS CONTINUED

TO LAUNCH HUNDREDS OF

"ROCKETS INTO ISRAEL, AND "

THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE

CARRIED OUT STRIKES ON

TARGETS.

JULIE STALL HAS MORE FROM

ISRAEL.

Reporter: HAMAS

INTENSIFIED ITS MISSILE

BARAGES AGAINST SOUTHERN

ISRAEL OVER THE WEEKEND.

MORE THAN 540 ROCKETS HAVE

CLAIMED INTO ISRAEL SO

"FAR, WITH MORE THAN "

ANOTHER 300 INTERCEPTED BY

THE IRON DOME ANTI-MISSILE

BATTERY.

HIS HOUSE WAS HIT LAST

WEEK WHILE HIS WIFE AND

CHILDREN SAT PROTECTED IN

THEIR SAFE ROOM.

I DON'T WANT TO THINK

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN IF WE

DIDN'T HAVE A SHELTER.

Reporter: THE ISRAELI

ARMY POUNDED HAMAS

BUILDINGS AND WEAPONS

STORAGE FACILITIES BY LAND

AND SEA OVER THE WEEKEND.

THEY HAVE TARGETED MORE

THAN 1350 TARGETS.

THE IDEA IS TO INFLICT

SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO

HAMAS HEADQUARTERS IN THE

"GAZA STRIP, INCLUDING THE "

OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER

"AMRI, THE MINISTRY, THE "

"POLICE COMPOUND, AND THE "

TRAINING CAMPS.

Reporter: IN ONE

"CASE, PALESTINIANS SAY A "

BOMB KILLED 11 MEMBERS OF

"ONE FAMILY, INCLUDING "

WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

BUT ONE SAYS THE BAD PRESS

AGAINST ISRAEL ISN'T FAIR.

"JUST REMEMBER, EVERY "

TIME SOMEBODY HOLDS UP A

CHILD THAT IS HURT IN

"GAZA, WHICH WE HOPE THEY "

"AREN'T, BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS"

TO PLACE BEHIND THAT

PICTURE SOME SYRIANS.

I WISH THE YELLING WOULD

STOP AT ISRAEL.

WE ARE DOING OUR BEST.

"WE KNOW OUR SOLDIERS, "

THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO DO

ANYTHING TO THE CIVILIAN

POPULATION.

Reporter: ISRAELI

PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR THE

ONGOING MILITARY OPERATION

REMAINS HIGH.

HUNDREDS OF ISRAELIS

GATHERED AT THE WESTERN

WALL TO PRAY FOR THEIR

NATION AND PROTECTION FOR

THEIR ARMY.

"THEY PRAYED PSALM 121: ""HE"

"WHO KEEPS ISRAEL, NEITHER "

"SLUMBER NOR SLEEP."" "

BUT SOME WESTERN LEADER

ARE WARNING ISRAEL NOT TO

SEND SOLDIER INTO GAZA.

THE ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER

SAYS ISRAEL EXPECTS THE

WORLD TO STAND BEHIND

ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO DEFEND

ITSELF.

WE EXPECT OUR ALLIES TO

"SUPPORT US, TO USE ALL "

"TOOLS AVAILABLE, IN ORDER "

TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE.

Reporter: JULIE

"STALL, CBN NEWS, BEER "

"TUBIA, ISRAEL. "

Reporter: NO ONE

KNOWS MORE ABOUT THE

DEADLY ATTACKS AT ISRAEL

THAN THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE

ON THE BORDER OF GAZA.

CBN'S SCOTT ROSS RECENTLY

VISITED TO SEE WHAT IT IS

LIKE TO LIVE UNDER

CONSTANT FIRE.

Reporter: THEY CALL

IT ROCKET TOWN.

THE BOMB SHELTER CAPITAL

OF THE WORLD.

"FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, "

ISRAELIS IN STEROD AND

SOUTHERN ISRAEL HAVE LIVED

UNDER ALMOST DAILY ROCKET

ATTACKS FROM THE GAZA

STRIP.

IS THIS REPRESENTATIVE

OF WHAT YOU'RE DEALING

WITH ALL OF THE TYPE?

THE TRUTH IS VERY SMALL

FRACTIONS OF THE ROCKETS

EXPLODED HERE.

WE'VE HAD OVER 44 PEOPLE

"KILLED BY ROCKET FIRE, "

OVER 1200 HAVE BEEN

SERIOUSLY INJURED.

"AT THE SAME TIME, YOU HAVE"

THE ENTIRE GENERATION THAT

GREW UP WITH THIS KIND OF

REALITY OF SIRENS GOING

OFF.

Reporter: DAVID WAS

"BORN AND RAISED IN STEROD,"

AND HAVE BEEN THE CITY'S

MAYOR FOR 14 YEARS.

"YOU LOVE THIS TOWN, YOU"

LOVE THE PEOPLE --

OF COURSE.

SOMEONE THAT DOES NOT LOVE

THIS TOWN CANNOT LIVE

HERE.

"Reporter: DAY BY DAY, "

YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH THIS

"LIFESTYLE, WHERE ROCKETS "

"ARE BEING SHOWERED, "

"LITERALLY, UPON YOU. "

HOW DOES ONE ADJUST TO

"THAT, IF YOU EVER DO, "

REALLY?

"IN 2001, IT WAS THE "

FIRST MISSILE THAT

LAUNCHED THROUGH THIS

CITY.

"SINCE THEN, WE HAD MORE "

"THAN 8,000 MISSILES. "

"Reporter: 8,000? "

"8,000 MISSILES THAT "

LAND ONLY IN SHEROD.

IT IS A LITTLE TOWN.

5.5 SCARE KILOMETRES.

"25,000 PEOPLE LIVE HERE. "

"YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT 8,000"

HIT ALMOST EVERY APARTMENT

AND HOUSE IN THIS CITY.

Reporter: HE SAYS

MANY ISRAELIS HERE SUFFER

FROM POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS

DISORDER.

THE MAYOR TOOK ME TO A

"HILL ON THE EDGE OF TOWN, "

WHERE WE COULD SEE JUST

HOW CLOSE THE GAZA STRIP

IS.

THIS IS THE BORDER.

IT IS 840 METERS.

IT IS SOMETHING LIKE HALF

A MILE.

Reporter: THEY COULD

FIRE ROCKETS AT THESE

TOWERS AND NOT BEND

DOWN --

YES.

THEY LAUNCH ROCKETS

THROUGH THE ELECTRIC POWER

SPACES.

Reporter: YOU SUPPLY

GAZA --

"WE GIVE THEM ELECTRIC, "

AND THEY LAUNCH ROCKETS

WITH THE ELECTRIC POWER

"STATION, AND THEN THEY "

COMPLAIN THEY HAVE

DARKNESS.

Reporter: EVERYONE

WHO DRIVES IN STEROD TURNS

OFF THE RADIO AND ROLLS

"THE WINDOWS DOWN, READY TO"

HEAR THE COLOR RED SIREN

TO MAKE A MAD DASH FOR

SAFETY.

AND HERE I AM IN A

PLAYGROUND WHERE KIDS COME

AND PLAY.

"HERE IS A CATEPILLAR, AND "

ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE

"WORLD, THIS WOULD BE A "

NORMAL CATEPILLAR.

"HOWEVER, THIS IS A BIT "

DIFFERENT.

"THIS IS, IN FACT, A BOMB "

SHELTER.

SO WHEN KIDS COME OUT HERE

TO PLAY.

"A SIREN GOES OFF, AND THEY"

HAVE 15 SECONDS TO GET

INSIDE HERE TO BE

PROTECTED FROM FALLING

BOMBS.

HOW DOES THIS ENVIRONMENT

AFFECT CHILDREN AS THEY'RE

GROWING UP?

ONLY YESTERDAY WAS

TALKING TO ONE OF MY

"FRIENDS, THAT HER BOY IS "

"IN OUR KINDERGARTEN, TOO. "

WE HAD TWO ALARMS

"YESTERDAY, OR THE DAY "

BEFORE -- I DON'T

REMEMBER -- AND HE WAS SO

"PANICKED, SHE HAD TO GET "

OUT OF WORK AND COME AND

GET HIM.

HE IS ONLY TWO YEARS OLD.

Reporter: HE IS THEIR

SOCIAL WORKER.

WE HAVE TO BE AWARE OF

WHERE A BOMB SHELTER IS.

RIGHT THERE.

Reporter: TELL ME

WHERE TO RUN.

NOTHING MOVED ME MORE THAN

MEETING GERUT.

"IN JANUARY 2008, SHE WAS "

SITTING IN HER HOME WITH

HER 4-YEAR-OLD SON AND A

NEIGHBOR CHILD ON HER LAP.

A ROCKET CRASHED THROUGH

THE ROOM WHERE THEY WERE

SITTING.

THE BOMB COME THROUGH

THE WALL INTO THE ROOM.

ALL OF THE ROOF WAS

"CRUSHED ON US, FROM THE --"

HOW DO YOU SAY --

Reporter: THE

EXPLOSION?

"YEAH, THE EXPLOSION. "

THE GIRL WAS FLYING TO THE

CORNER.

THERE WAS FOUR SHAPNELS IN

MY HEAD.

THEY OPERATED ON THREE OF

"THEM, BUT ONE IS DEEP IN "

THE BRAIN SO THEY DON'T

WANT TO TOUCH IT.

Reporter: SHE WAS IN

REHAB FOR NEARLY A YEAR

AND A HALF.

BUT NEARLY FIVE YEARS

"LATER, HER SON IS STILL "

AFRAID TO SLEEP IN HIS

ROOM.

THE FAMILY HAS TO RUN TO

THE BOMB SHELTER SOMETIMES

THREE TIMES A NIGHT.

SO WHY DOES SHE STAY?

IT IS MY COUNTRY.

IT IS MY CITY.

I WAS BORN HERE.

I LOVE IT.

"IF YOU WANT TO MOVE, YOU "

NEED TO SELL THE HOUSE.

NO ONE WANTS TO BUY A

HOUSE IS STEROD.

NO ONE WANTS TO COME FROM

OUTSIDE TO LIVE UNDER

"BOMBING, YOU KNOW. "

"BUT I HAVE TO TELL YOU, WE"

LOVE THIS CITY.

Reporter: HOW DOES IT

AFFECT YOU NOW WHEN YOU

"HEAR THE ROCKETS LANDING, "

BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL

SHOOTING THEM HERE?

EVERY TIME I HEAR THE

"SIREN, IT TAKES ME BACK TO"

THEN.

WHEN I GO DOWN TO THE

"SHELTER, I'M SITTING, AND "

I STOP CRYING.

"EVERY TIME, AGAIN AND "

AGAIN.

Reporter: DO YOU

BELIEVE THAT GOD PROTECTED

YOU?

YEAH.

YEAH.

Reporter: YOU DO

BELIEVE THAT?

"I BELIEVE THAT, YEAH. "

Reporter: YOU'RE NOT

ANGRY WITH GOD BECAUSE HE

ALLOWED IT TO HAPPEN?

NO.

NO.

"I -- I THINK NOW, AND I "

"THOUGHT BACK THEN, THAT IT"

WAS A MIRACLE.

"Reporter: OH, YES. "

"AND HE PROTECTS ME, AND"

"HE LEAVES ME HERE, LIVING,"

FOR MY BOYS.

AND I THANK HIM EVERY

MORNING.

"I NEVER WAS THAT BELIEVER,"

YOU KNOW.

"BUT SINCE THAT DAY, I "

BELIEVE MORE IN GOD.

"Reporter: SCOTT ROSS, "

"CBN, STEROD, ISRAEL. "

ISRAEL IS MULLING

STRONGER ISRAEL ACTION

AFTER A SPIKE IN

PALESTINIAN ROCKETS

ATTACKS FROM THE GAZA

STRIP ON SOUTHERN ISRAEL

CITIES.

PART OF THE OPERATION IS

INFORMING THE

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

WHY ISRAELIS ARE FACING ON

A DAILY BASIS.

CHRIS MITCHELL HAS THAT

STORY.

Reporter: ISRAELI

PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN

NETANYAHU BRIEFED SOME 70

FOREIGN AMBASSADORS AND

DIPLOMATS IN THE SOUTHERN

ISRAELI CITY OF ASHKELON.

WELL WITHIN RANGE OF

ROCKETS FROM THE GAZA

STRIP.

"IF AN ALARM IS SOUNDED,"

ALL OF US HAVE EXACTLY 30

SECONDS TO FIND SHELTER.

Reporter: THE

INVITATION CAME AS MORE

THAN 120 ROCKETS PUMMELLED

"SOUTHERN ISRAEL, SCORING "

"SEVERAL DIRECT HITS, "

CLOSING SCHOOLS AND

SENDING SHOCKWAVES THROUGH

THE SOUTH.

"IT IS FAMILIES, OLD "

"PEOPLE, CHILDREN, BABIES, "

ARE TARGETED ON A DAILY

BASIS BY PEOPLE WHO TOOK

"AREAS THAT WE VACATED, "

THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF

ISRAEL VACATED.

CAME IN THERE AND ARE NOW

HIDING BEHIND CIVILIANS

WHILE FIRING ON OUR

CHILDREN.

Reporter: THESE

VIDEOS SHOW WHAT IT IS

"LIKE TO RUN FOR COVER, AND"

THEN WAIT FOR THE

EXPLOSIONS.

"SINCE 2001, NEARLY 13,000 "

ROCKETS AND MORTERS HAVE

LANDED IN ISRAEL.

"MORE THAN 8,000 OF THEM "

SINCE ISRAEL'S PULLOUT

FROM THE GAZA STRIP IN

2005

NETANYAHU SAID THE

SITUATION IS UNACCEPTABLE.

I DON'T KNOW OF ANY OF

YOUR GOVERNMENTS WHO COULD

ACCEPT SUCH ATTACKS.

Reporter: ISRAELI

POLICE SPOKESMAN MICKEY

SAID FOREIGN-MADE ROCKETS

WITH UP TO A 30-MILE RANGE

COULD HIT CITIES SUCH AS

ASHKELON AND OTHER CITIES.

IT MAKES ITS WAY

"THROUGH EGYPT, INTO "

"ISRAEL, INTO THE GAZA "

"STRIP, AND FLIES DIRECTLY "

INTO THE SOUTHERN PART OF

ISRAEL.

Reporter: BESIDES THE

"ROCKETS, ISRAEL OFTEN "

BATTLES THE INTERNATIONAL

PRESSURE TO EXERCISE

RESTRAINT.

BUT MANY ISRAELIS ARE

SAYING ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

AND NETANYAHU SAID ISRAEL

WOULD FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT

TO DEFEND ITS PEOPLE.

WE'LL TAKE WHATEVER

ACTION IS NECESSARY TO PUT

A STOP TO THIS.

AND IT IS SOMETHING I

THINK IS UNDERSTOOD NOT

"ONLY BY YOU, WHO ARE HERE "

"IN ASHKELON TODAY, BUT BY "

ANY FAIR-MINDED PERSON AND

ANY FAIR-MINDED GOVERNMENT

"IN THE WORLD, THEY WOULD "

UNDERSTAND IT IS OUR RIGHT

TO DEFEND OUR PEOPLE.

Reporter: CHRIS

"MITCHELL, CBN NEWS, "

JERUSALEM.

Reporter: DURING THE

"PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES, "

PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID HE

WOULD CONSIDER TRYING TO

GET A BAN ON ASSAULT

WEAPONS REINTRODUCED.

"AND NOW GUN SALES ARE UP, "

DRIVEN BY FEARS OF TIGHTER

REGULATIONS UNDER A

DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT.

DALE HERD HAS THIS STORY.

Reporter: THE

NATION'S GUN SHOW AT THE

DULLUS EXPO CENTER IN

NORTHERN VIRGINIA WAS

PACKED.

GUN AMMO WAS SELLING OUT.

"MANY, MANY MORE PEOPLE "

ARE HERE BUYING GUNS.

Reporter: ANNETTE

ELLIOT RUNS THIS SHOW WITH

"HER FAMILY, AND SHE SAYS "

"COSTUMERS ARE STOCKING UP,"

AND SHE THINKS THE BIGGEST

REASON IS PRESIDENT OBAMA

AND FEAR OF A GUN BAN.

PEOPLE ARE AFRAID NOW

THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA IS

BACK IN AND THEY KNOW

BEFORE HE WAS PRESIDENT HE

SAID A LOT OF VERY

ANTI-GUN THINGS.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

NOT EVERYONE AGREES.

THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE

NEXT TO NOTHING AS FAR AS

WHAT YOU WOULD CALL GUN

CONTROL LAWS.

Reporter: THIS BUYER

WAS HAPPY TO GO THROUGH A

BACKGROUND CHECK AND

WISHED OTHER STATES TOOK

BETTER PRECAUTIONS.

AS FAR AS THE

PURCHASING OF JUST

"UNLIMITED AMOUNTS OF, YOU "

"KNOW, SAY, REALLY DEADLY "

"ASSAULT RIFLES, AND YOU "

CAN JUST TURN AROUND AND

SELL THEM TO ANYONE YOU

"WANT AT ANY TIME, I MEAN "

THAT'S JUST ASKING FOR

TROUBLE.

Reporter: WHATEVER

"THE REASON, AMERICANS ARE "

BUILDING ARSENALS OF

"KNIVES, COLLECTIBLES, AND "

EVEN MACHINE GUNS.

I PERSONALLY DON'T

THINK THERE IS MORE THAN A

SMALL CHANCE OF

"LARGE-SCALE CIVIL UNREST, "

BUT THERE IS A VERY SMALL

CHANCE YOU WOULD HAVE A

"FIRE IN YOUR KITCHEN, BUT "

MOST PEOPLE STILL HAVE A

FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

Reporter: 175

ATTENDEES WENT THROUGH THE

TRAINING COURSE TO CARRY A

CONCEALED WEAPON IN

VIRGINIA.

EVENT ORGANIZERS SAID THEY

HAVE SEEN A LARGE INCREASE

IN THE NUMBER OF WOMEN

BUYING GUNS.

YOU THINK THE MAIN

THING WOMEN WOULD BE

AFRAID OF IS ASSAULT OR

"ROBBERY, BUT EVER SINCE "

"9-1-1, WE'VE HAD AN "

INCREASE FROM 5% TO 30%.

Reporter: LEADING

U.S. LAWMAKERS SAY THEY

ARE CONFIDENT THEY CAN

COME TOGETHER TO PREVENT

AMERICA FROM DRIVING OVER

A FISCAL CLIFF.

BOTH SIDES SAY THERE IS A

GREATER WILLINGNESS TO --

TO COMPROMISE NOW.

MARK MARTIN HAS MORE.

Reporter: REPUBLICAN

AND DEMOCRATIC LEADERS

AGREE ON AN OUTLINE TO

REFORM THE TAX CODE AND

GOVERNMENT BENEFIT

"PROGRAMS NEXT YEAR, BUT "

THEY FIRST NEED TO PUT THE

BRAKES ON THE COUNTRY

FALLING OFF THE FISCAL

CLIFF AT THE END OF THIS

YEAR.

ACROSS THE BOARD TAX

INCREASES AND SPENDING

CUTS SAID TO BEGIN IN

"JANUARY, THAT COULD SEND A"

FRAGILE ECONOMY BACK INTO

RECESSION.

THE TWO SIDES HAVE

IDENTIFIED THE TAX REVENUE

THAT WE'RE WILLING TO

"DISCUSS, AND NOW IT IS "

TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE

"SPENDING REDUCTIONS, AND "

THAT'S THE PRESCRIPTION

FOR MOVING FORWARD.

"BECAUSE, AGAIN, IF WE PASS"

SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T

"SOLVE THE PROBLEM, THE "

AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE GOING

TO BE AS IRRITATED IN THE

FUTURE AS THEY ARE RIGHT

NOW.

JUST TO CLOSE LOOPHOLES

IS FAR TOO LITTLE MONEY.

IT COULD BE -- THEY HAVE

SAID THEY WANT IT TO BE

REVENUE NEUTRAL.

IF IT IS GOING TO BRING IN

"REVENUE, THE PRESIDENT HAS"

BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT THE

HIGHER INCOME PEOPLE HAVE

TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE.

Reporter: AMERICANS

ARE SKEPTICAL.

BUSINESS OWNERS AND

INVESTORS ARE RAPIDLY

MANEUVERING TO SHIELD

THEMSELVES FROM POSSIBLE

HIGHER TAXES NEXT YEAR.

SO MANY INVESTORS ARE

"SHEDDING INVESTMENTS, "

WHICH CONTRIBUTING TO

FORMERLY HIGH-FLYING

SHARES LIKE APPLE AND

AMAZON.

BOBBY JINDAL SAYS IT IS

CRUCIAL BOTH SIDES DO MORE

THAN A TEMPORARY FIX.

WHEN IT COMES TO THE

"FISCAL CLIFF, I WAS IN "

"CONGRESS, I GUARANTEE YOU,"

IF THEY JUST PUT A

"BAND-AID ON THIS, WE'LL BE"

AT ANOTHER FISCAL CLIFF IN

A FEW MONTHS FROM NOW.

WE NEED STRUCTURAL

"CHANGES, A SUPER MAJORITY "

VOTE BEFORE THEY RAISE OUR

TAXES.

Reporter: NEW

"HAMPSHIRE'S SENATOR, KELLY"

AHOD SUMMED UP THE

SITUATION BY SAYING

POWER-SHARING IS AN

"OPPORTUNITY, NOT AN "

"OBSTACLE, AND GETTING OUR "

FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER IS

WHERE WE NEED TO START.

"MARK MARTIN, CBN NEWS. "

"UP NEXT, AS SMALL "

BUSINESSES BRACE FOR THE

"WORST, WHY MORE JOBLESS "

AMERICANS COULD ACTUALLY

SUFFER FROM OBAMACARE.

A TOUGH ECONOMY CAN

"STIFLE, AND OFTENTIMES "

"EDGE OUT SMALL BUSINESSES,"

BESIDES BRACING TO PAY

EXORBITANT AMOUNTS IN

"OBAMACARE, MANY SAY "

ANOTHER REASON THEY WON'T

BE HIRING MORE WORKERS IS

DUE TO GOVERNMENT RED TAPE

AND REGULATIONS.

JENNIFER WISHON HAS THE

STORY.

Reporter: FRANK AND

NANCY BARNETT RUN THEIR

BUSINESS OUT OF THEIR

BASEMENT IN RURAL

VIRGINIA.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

SOLUTIONS DISTRIBUTES

PRODUCTS TO REPAIR AND

PROTECT PRACTICALLY

"ANYTHING, FROM HOLES IN "

NAVY VESSELS TO LEAKING

PIPES IN POWER PLANTS.

"LEAKY PIPES, BOILERS, "

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

Reporter: THEIR

GROWING BUSINESS COULD USE

"MORE FULL-TIME WORKERS, "

BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM.

EVERYTHING IS

UNCERTAIN.

NOBODY KNOWS WHAT IS GOING

TO HAPPEN TOMORROW.

WE WOULD LOVE TO BE IN

A POSITION WHERE WE COULD

HIRE MORE FULL-TIME

PEOPLE.

BUT THE DIFFICULTY IS AT

WHAT COST?

Reporter: SMALL

BUSINESSES EMPLOY MORE

THAN HALF OF THE NATION'S

PRIVATE SECTOR WORKFORCE.

THEIR HELP IS VITAL TO

AMERICA'S ECONOMIC

RECOVERY.

BUT MANY SMALL BUSINESS

OWNERS SAY INSTEAD OF

MAKING THEIR PATH TO

"PROSPERITY SMOOTHER, THE "

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS

BUILDING BARRIERS.

"LIKE THE BARNETTS, 67% OF "

SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

BELIEVE THERE IS TOO MUCH

UNCERTAINTY TO GROW THEIR

BUSINESSES.

WHAT IS CAUSING THIS HAND

WRINGING?

"TAXES, GOVERNMENT RED "

TAPE.

EVEN WITH ONLY FIVE

"EMPLOYEES, THE BARNETTS "

SPEND FOUR TO SIX HOURS A

WEEK GOING THROUGH

"REGULATIONS, OFTEN "

CONSULTING WITH THEIR

ACCOUNTANT AND ATTORNEY.

IT FORCES ALL OF US

STAYING AT NINE OR 10

"EMPLOYEES, SO WE ARE NOT "

FACING THESE MASSIVE

"FINES, AND WE'RE HAVING TO"

DO BUSINESS AND WE CAN'T

HIRE.

Reporter: DAN BOSS

REVIEWS THE POLICIES AT

THE NATIONAL REGULATION OF

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE

OVER 4100 REGULATIONS THAT

ARE DUE TO COME OUT AND

THEY'RE UNCERTAIN HOW IT

WILL AFFECT THEIR

BUSINESS.

Reporter: DO YOU HAVE

TO BE A LAWYER TO KNOW

EVERYTHING YOU ARE

SUPPOSED TO DO.

EVEN IF YOU'RE A

"LAWYER, YOU PROBABLY WON'T"

KNOW EVERYTHING.

Reporter: NEARLY 70%

OF SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

BLAME OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

POLICIES FOR STIFLING

THEIR GROWTH.

I WONDER WHAT FEEDBACK THE

PRESIDENT HAS RECEIVED

RECENTLY FROM SMALL

"BUSINESS OWNERS, AND IF HE"

HAS ANY CONCERN THAT ANY

OF HIS FEDERAL REGULATIONS

ARE STIFLING ECONOMIC

GROWTH AMONG SMALL

BUSINESSES.

THIS PRESIDENT IS

COMMITTED TO HELPING SMALL

"BUSINESS, AS EVIDENCED BY "

THE FACT HE HAS SIGNED

INTO LAW -- PROPOSED AND

SIGNED INTO LAW 18 SMALL

BUSINESS TAX CUTS.

HE UNDERSTANDS CLEARLY

THAT SMALL BUSINESS IS THE

ENGINE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

IN THIS COUNTRY.

MAYBE HE CAN SEND ME

SOMETHING TO SHOW ME HOW

THOSE TAX CUTS IMPACT MY

BUSINESS.

I'M NOT SURE WE'VE SEEN

ANY THAT WILL HELP US.

Reporter: AT A TIME

WHEN MORE THAN 12 MILLION

AMERICANS DESPERATELY NEED

"WORK, 55% OF SMALL "

BUSINESS OWNERS SAY THEY

WOULD NOT START THEIR

COMPANY TODAY.

IF YOU WERE SITTING

"DOWN WITH YOUR HUSBAND, "

THINKING ABOUT STARTING

"THIS BUSINESS, WOULD YOU "

DO IT?

UM...WE'VE NEVER

DISCUSSED THIS.

IF WE WERE MAKING THAT

"EVALUATION NOW, I DON'T "

THINK THE BUSINESS PLAN

WOULD PROVE OUT.

WHETHER WE WANTED TO DO IT

"OR HAD THE SKILLS, I JUST "

DON'T THINK THE BUSINESS

PLAN WOULD BE THERE IN

TODAY'S WORLD.

Reporter: ALTHOUGH

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

"HAS TAKEN HEAT, BOSH SAYS "

ELIMINATING REGULATIONS

WOULD BE TOUGH FOR WHOEVER

SITS IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

REGULATIONS ARE SO

ENTRENCHED IN THE

AGENCIES.

WHEN YOU HAVE AGENCIES

GOING THROUGH THEIR BOOKS

TO UNDO WORK THEY HAVE

"DONE IN THE PAST, THEY'RE "

PRETTY RELUCTANT TO DO

THAT.

IF WE COULD GET RID OF

THE UNCERTAINTY WITH

AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE AND

"TAX, THIS ECONOMY COULD "

TAKE OFF AGAIN.

"UP NEXT, A GOOD WORD "

FOR PETRAEUS.

THE FIRST LIVING HONORARY

SPEAKS OUT ABOUT THE

SCANDAL AND WHAT IT TAKES

TO BE A TRUE AMERICAN

HERO.

THE FIRST LIVING

RECIPIENT OF THE MEDAL OF

HONOR SINCE VIETNAM IS

SPEAKING OUT ABOUT THE

DAVID PETRAEUS SCANDAL.

STAFF SERGEANT SAL JUNTA

TELLS CBN NEWS THE DAMAGE

HAS BEEN DONE.

IT IS NOW ABOUT HOW THE

MILITARY IS RESPONDING IN

THE RIGHT WAY.

MARK MARTIN HAS THAT

STORY.

I AM NOT HERE BECAUSE I

AM A GREAT PERSON.

I'M HERE TRULY THROUGH THE

GRACE OF GOD AND SO MANY

BLESSINGS FROM THE MEN

AROUND ME.

Reporter: CBN NEWS

CAUGHT UP WITH STAFF

SERGEANT SAL JUNTA AFTER

HE SPOKE AT REGENT

UNIVERSITY'S EXECUTIVE

LEADERSHIP SERIOUS.

HE RECEIVED THE MEDAL OF

"HONOR, OUR NATION'S "

HIGHEST MILITARY

DECORATION FOR HEROIC

ACTIONS.

HE WAS SHOT TWICE WHILE

RUNNING INTO ENEMY FIRE TO

PULL HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS

INTO COVER.

IT IS ABOUT THOSE TWO

THE LEFT AND RIGHT OF YOU.

ABOUT BEING PART OF A TEAM

AND SERVING A GREATER

CAUSE THAN YOUR OWN

PERSONAL CAUSE.

Reporter: HE WROTE A

"MEMOIR ENTITLED, ""LIVING "

"WITH HONOR,"" AND HE "

DESCRIBES THE EVENTS THAT

HAPPENED IN AFGHANISTAN

THAT LED TO HIM RECEIVING

THE MEDAL OF HONOR.

STILL THROUGH IT ALL HE

"HISTORY HE IS NOT A HERO, "

"AND REFERS TO HIMSELF AS, "

"QUOTE,""JUST A SOLDIER."" "

I WAS JUST ONE PERSON

ON A TEAM DOING WHAT HAD

TO BE DONE.

Reporter: AS PART OF

THE MILITARY AND A SOLDIER

"PEOPLE LIVE UP TO, JUNTA "

ADMITS HE IS FRUSTRATED BY

THE GENERAL PETRAEUS

SCANDAL.

"HOWEVER, HE WARNS PEOPLE "

NOT TO BE QUICK TO JUDGE.

"THE MORAL SCANDAL, I'M "

DISAPPOINTED.

"BUT WE ALL ARE PEOPLE, AND"

PEOPLE WILL MAKE MISTAKES.

IT IS ABOUT RESILIENCE AND

BOUNCING BACK.

I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR

"GENERAL PETRAEUS, NOR ARE "

"THE OTHERS, BUT WE CAN "

TAKE WHAT HE HAS DONE AND

LEARN FROM IT.

IT DOESN'T MAKE HIM A

TERRIBLE PERSON.

HE HAS MADE A TERRIBLE

MISTAKE.

BUT HE ALSO HAD MADE A LOT

OF GREAT DECISIONS.

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