Obama Math: Spend $3,000, Save $8,000

Senator Mike Lee recently confronted President Obama's Secretary of Energy Steven Chu about his former statements on his belief that America's gas prices need to be closer to prices in Europe. He made this statement back when gas prices in Europe were around $8 per gallon--ours currently appear to be moving towards $6 per gallon in some parts of the country.

After hearing the audio of Senator Lee's epic confrontation with Steven Chu, Glenn made the point that Senator Mike Lee was able to expose Steven Chu with the truth, "but no one will confront President Obama with the truth."

This morning on radio Glenn played audio of part of a speech President Obama gave on his energy policy, gas prices, and fuel efficiency standards on automotive manufacturers.

Here is what the President had to say:

“Because of these new standards for cars, and trucks they're going to go further and use less fuel every year, and that means pretty soon you'll be able to fill up your car every two weeks instead of every week, and over time that saves you or a typical family, about $8,000 a year.”

Really Mr. President? If the average family fills their car up every two weeks, instead of every week, they'll save $8,000 a year? Not so much--as Glenn pointed out, the average family doesn’t spend $16,000 a year on gasoline, which is how much they would have to spend for President Obama's claim to be anywhere close to accurate.

Stu points out that the average family spends around $3,000 a year,“so if their average spending $3,000 I'm not sure how they would save $8,000. Pay us $5,000 to fill our tanks?"

“But no one will question this President,” Glenn said, “No one will run with that story.”

Glenn went on to describe that no one will call the President out on the statements he makes when he is on the campaign trail, or even question how an average family could possibly be saving $8,000 a year on gasoline.

Stu also described how enthusiastically the crowd was reacting to these statements by the President. The crowd was cheering on the fact that they will be saving $8,000 a year on gas, when that’s most likely not anywhere close to what they’re spending, if they fall into the category of “an average family.”

“The crowd is not being critical at all,” Stu said. “Think about what their saying. $8,000 would be $700 a month on gas.  It’s so ridiculous.  What are they saying? They’re filling their tank up twenty times a month?”

Glenn, Pat and Stu all commented on how unbelievably silent the press has been on these comments.

“If this was Romney or Santorum on the campaign trail saying that, they would be obliterated by the press,” Pat said.

Glenn added on to that point, describing how they would mock any GOP candidate or elected leader who said something like that, and how it would be a top story throughout the mainstream media.

Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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