TARP ain't nothing compared to pension problems

Does John Boehner cry too much? Did Rush say something mean on radio today? Did you hear who Ricky Gervais insulted during the Golden Globes? These are the stories dominating the news every day, while the stories that have a significant impact on the country are being ignored.

As Glenn said, “I don't care if the [Boehner’s] a crybaby all the time.  What difference does it make?  Have you noticed the country's on fire?  Have you noticed that we now, the federal government says that the states are behind in their pension payments by $2.5 trillion.”

“They're now coming out and saying $2.5 trillion is what the states are behind now in their pensions,” Glenn said. “So what are they doing about it?  Well, did you know that John Boehner cries a lot?  Did you know that Rush Limbaugh is causing violence?  Pay no attention to the fact that Detroit closed half of their schools to be able to pay for the pensions.

Stu pointed out that they haven’t closed schools yet, but it is being discussed as an option in the next two years. “So you could have two years of education left if you're in fourth grade,” Stu joked.

Not only is Detroit considering closing half of its schools because they are running out of money, but Camden, NJ is set to lay off about a quarter of the cities workforce, including half of the police. No worries, it’s just regularly called one of the most dangerous cities in the country.

“So what they're going to do in Camden is because they're behind in pensions is they're just going to ‑‑ they're just going to cut their police officer force in half.  Now, that would be the place that I would start,” Glenn said sarcastically.

Thankfully, they aren’t cutting public services like the train from Trenton to Camden. “You're like, I'm in Trenton.  Man, I wish I could see a city worse than this.  You just hop the train and you go right to Camden.  Let's say you're in a shooting in Camden and you're like, I need time to reload.  You just get onto the train and the doors open up and you're in Trenton ready to start duking it out again.  It's fantastic!  It's fantastic.  And that train only ‑‑ that trip is like $1.50.”

“Yeah.  No, it's not good and, of course, as governments do, the train, which they had this beautiful concert venue down there, you go to a concert on the train, but the train stops running before the concert is over.  So you can't take it back and you're just stranded in Camden, which, how could that go wrong? ,” Stu said.

Glenn jokingly said, “If we could just get 60‑kid classrooms and no police officers, I don't see trouble coming.”

Cigna — the 13th largest corporation in the U.S. measured by revenue — has recently started teaching employees critical race theory. Those lessons, however, have been "quietly" protested by some workers who leaked lesson screenshots to the Washington Examiner.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and co-host Stu Burguiere discussed a lesson on "inclusive language" — and you won't believe which phrases Cigna classifies as offensive. Do you use any of these phrases in your daily life?

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WARNING: Here's who's REALLY behind 'spooky, right-wing' extremism

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Over the past year, the left has tried to paint conservatives as "spooky, right-wing" extremists who want to destroy the nation. But true conservatives know that's not true. However, there is a dangerous global movement that fits this "spooky" definition — masquerading as "right-wing" — and it's gaining momentum. It's called Traditionalism, with a capital "T."

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," author and award-winning expert on the radical right Professor Benjamin Teitelbaum joined Glenn to define Traditionalism and explain why it's exactly how the left wants to paint conservatives — but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Teitelbaum said Traditionalism is the "most transformative political movement of the early 21st century" in his book, "War for Eternity," which Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald called "an indispensable text" for understanding "the most profound and tumultuous political shifts defining societies on every continent." It's a bizarre story, involving Steve Bannon, Hinduism, Hitler, mysticism, Aleksandr Dugin, the Constitution, and tons and tons of money.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to explain how "rabid partisanship" is causing President Joe Biden and his administration to make the political decisions directly responsible for the "absolute crisis at the border" — and it's getting worse every day.

Cruz described how the Biden administration is caving to the "hard left" agenda that supports open borders and views U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the equivalent of the Ku Klux Klan or Nazis. He listed the Trump-era policies Biden has overturned, including halting construction of the border wall, re-instituting the failed policy of "catch and release," and ending the "Remain in Mexico" policy — "a big foreign policy victory of the Trump administration."

Cruz then sounded off on the left's unbelievable hypocrisy concerning the "kids in cages" narrative, and the Biden administration's "laughable" excuse for not allowing journalists access to border facilities.

"For four years of the Trump presidency, Democrats and the media talked every day about kids in cages. What they ignored is that Barack Obama built the cages. You and I both went to those cages during the Obama administration," Cruz told Glenn. "They utterly ignored that. And now, Joe Biden is making the cages bigger, and they're more full. And I'll tell you, it's truly a catastrophe. You take a facility, like the Donna facility in South Texas. It has a capacity of 250 people ... it currently has nearly 4,000."

"So, there's a reason why the Biden administration is trying to hide it. I'm flying down to the border tonight, and I'm bringing 18 senators down to the border to see firsthand what's happening. But the Biden administration is refusing to allow press to join us," Cruz continued.

"They won't allow reporters in and, Glenn, their justification is laughable on its face. They say, the reason why they won't allow reporters in is because reporters might have COVID. So one cameraman, a cameraman, and they say, 'No, too big of a COVID risk. We can't let the guy with the camera in.' It's because they want to hide the absolute disaster," he added. "You want to talk about COVID-19? Glenn, I'll give you a stunning statistic. Of the illegal immigrants that are being released in Arlington, Texas, they are testing positive for COVID-19 at a rate seven times higher than the U.S. population."

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Democrats want us to believe that guns are the threat, when it is their policies that are the real danger to people's lives. They don't care if you're a single mother living in a rough neighborhood. The Left isn't concerned with your protection and well-being. They want you disarmed, period.

They've concentrated the intelligence community, the FBI, and even the military on the false threat of hordes of white supremacists and domestic extremists living next door. This is about CONTROL, and this week gave the Left yet another crisis to help them seize it. But only if we let them.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) joins Glenn Beck on the Wednesday night TV special to discuss whether any legislation could prevent another mass shooting like we saw in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado.

South Carolina state Senator Tom Corbin (R) details his bill to protect citizens in his state from federal disarmament.

Finally, Glenn tells Americans what they can do at the local level to protect the sacred words "shall not be infringed."

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