Scattered Showers of Journalism: The Budget

What’s got Glenn announcing there could be “scattered showers of journalism”? Apparently, someone has actually decided to do their job and ask questions of President Obama’s budget proposal. The radio crew gave their reaction on radio this morning.

Reporter Chip Reid had the audacity to ask Obama, “You said that this budget is not going to add to the credit card as of about the middle of the decade and, as Robert Gibbs might say, I'm not a budget expert and I'm not an economist, but if you could just explain to me how you can say that when, if you look on Page 171, which I'm sure you've read, it is the central page in this, the deficits go from 1.1 trillion down to 768 billion and then go down again all of the way to 607 billion in 2015 and then they start to creep up again and by 2021 it's at 774 billion and the total over those 10 years, the total debt, is $7.2 trillion on top of the 14 trillion we already have.  How can you say that we're living within our means?”

Obama’s response? “Here's -- hold on one second because I'm not suggesting that we don't have to do more.  We still have all this accumulated debt. As a consequence of the recession and as a consequence of a series of decisions that were made,” the President said.

Glenn said, “Listen to this.  This is what he's saying.  He's saying this is accumulated debt, this is debt that -- no, no, no.  Mr. President.  This is new debt. This is $7 trillion of new debt.”

Obama continues, “ Over the last decade, we piled up -- we racked up a whole lot of debt and there is a lot of interest on that debt.  So, in the same way that if you've got a credit card and you've got a big balance, you may not be adding to principal.  You've still got all that interest that you've got to pay.  Well, we've got a big problem in terms of accumulated interest that we're paying and that's why we're going to have to whittle down further the debt on -- that's already been accumulated.”

Stu said, “I think what he's trying to say here is that he shouldn't be held accountable for the interest on the debt that's been accumulated in the past 200 years of our country.”

“And he can keep spending because he's not responsible for interest payments,” Pat added.

“So essentially we would be even if you just took out the part of the budget he doesn't want to include. We wouldn't be adding to debt if you don't count the debt that we're adding.  It's one of the most unbelievable disconnects from reality I've ever heard,” Stu concluded.

“He's saying if you have a thousand dollars that you owe and you get a $100 payment but $60 of it is interest, he's only paying the $40 and he's saying that that's -- do you know what a credit card does when you do that?  They shut your credit card down, they raise your interest rates, they ruin your credit, and eventually you go bankrupt.  You have to pay the interest.  It's your responsibility,” Stu added.

“Look what he's doing.  All he's doing here is changing the formula.  That's all he's doing.  He's saying we're not going to count this part, exactly what they do with inflation, the rate of inflation.  They just change the formula so they can say there is no inflation, but you and I both know there is.,” Glenn said.

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.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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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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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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