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.”

It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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