President Obama: 'We got poorer together'

Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech on college loans. He claims that because he knows first-hand what student debt is like that he is more qualified to be President of the United States…

Here is what the President had to say:

“Michelle and I, we’ve been in your shoes, we didn’t come from wealthy families. When we graduated from college and law school, we had a mountain of debt. When we married, we got poor together. We added up our assets and there were no assets. And we added up our liabilities and there were a lot of liabilities basically in the form of student loans. Now check this out, I’m the President of the United States…We only finished paying off our student loans about 8 years ago.

We paid more in student loans that we paid in our mortgage when we finally did buy a condo for the first 8 years of our marriage. We were paying more in student loans than we were paying for our mortgage. So we know what this is about.

And we were lucky to land good jobs with a steady income.

But we only finished paying off our student loans – check this out, alright? I’m the President of the United States. We only finished paying off our student loans about 8 years ago. That wasn’t that long ago. And that wasn’t easy especially because when we had Malia and Sasha, we were supposed to be saving up for their college educations and we’re still paying off our college education.

So we have to make college more affordable for our young people.”

Glenn pointed out that, ironically, while Obama is making the point that he understands college students, he’s had college loans, “he didn’t just read about this,” that he’s reads everything he says off of a teleprompter.

“You’re reading that you didn’t just read this,” Pat joked, “and still stuttering about it.”

“He’s like, I didn’t just get talking points,” Glenn said, “They actually typed it out and put it in what I’m reading to you right now.”

The crowd listening to the President’s speech, however, didn’t seem too bothered by the hypocrisy yesterday as they cheered along. Pat took note of how bizarre it is that the students he was speaking to were cheering and applauding the President’s ability to have student debt.

“I think we should tell the President that we don’t doubt his ability to get into a lot of debt,” Stu said. “There is no question that he’s really good at it.”

“Oh, you got a lot of debt. Really? Was it $5 trillion? Yeah, you thought the college loan was bad…” Glenn joked.

Later in the show, Glenn went on to discuss the part of the President’s speech where he discussed how he and Michelle struggled. President Obama told the crowd than he and the first lady added up their liabilities [student loans], and got poorer together.

“Wait, it’s like he married us, because that’s the same thing that’s happening with him now!” Stu joked.

Obama continued on in his speech to act as if the only way he and Michelle got out of debt and started doing really well was because they “got lucky.” It had nothing to do with working as lawyers or writing books, he just got lucky.

Glenn explained how that’s not what happened, and that’s not what a good leader does. Glenn explained how he got to where he is now through hard work and blessings from God.

Pat added, “he [President Obama] never says, ‘And you know what? You can do the same thing. You don't need me to create programs for you’.”

FBI whistleblower Steve Friend exposed the FBI for its handling of the investigation into the January 6 riot — and paid the price. Friend joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to describe the series of events that eventually led him not only to leave the FBI, but to speak out against potential abuses within the department as well. The crux of his story began with cases concerning the January 6, 2021, riot and one arrest warrant that he refused to take part in.


Friend also joined Glenn on his "Targets of Tyranny" special to explain why he believed the January 6 cases were run by Washington, D.C., and how the agency's handling of the "J6" investigations has been so "unusual" that he says he's "never" seen anything even close to this before.

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A judge has banned Texas father Jeff Younger from speaking about his son, James, who was taken from him by our courts after he refused to call his son a girl. But Jeff said he'd rather go to jail than comply: "I'll appear in handcuffs ... but I'm not taking this tyranny."

Jeff joined Glenn Beck on "Targets of Tyranny" to tell James' story and explain the biggest lessons he's learned while battling our legal system.

"This interview is illegal in the state of Texas," Jeff told Glenn. "I was banned from publishing any blog posts, social media post, publishing a newspaper article, doing any writing at all about my situation. I was also permanently banned from doing interviews, doing podcasts, appearing on television interviews, and these are all specifically laid out," he explained.

"I was also banned from speaking on three political topics. I'm not allowed to talk about anything about transgender issues, gender expansiveness, or whether my son is a boy or a girl. And I have told this judge — and I tell this judge every time I do an interview — I will never follow your illegal and unconstitutional order. I have contempt for her as a judge issuing the order. I have maximum contempt for the tyrannical language of the order, and I will never follow the order," Jeff continued.

"I'm guilty of maximum criminal contempt in the 301st District Court of the state of Texas, and [the judge] is obligated to put me in jail for the maximum sentence, which is 180 days in the jail in Dallas County. Four days later, I'll be in the jail library with the writ of habeas corpus that I've already prepared. We will go to the 5th District, and we will see who's right. I'll appear in handcuffs, her in the judge's robe, but I'm not taking this tyranny. And I'm not going to stop speaking out about my son."

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Here's how deep Amazon's ties to the government REALLY go — and why it matters to YOU

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The world knows Amazon is an extraordinarily powerful company, but one family’s terrifying story demonstrates just how dark, dominant, and dishonorable the monopolistic corporation truly is. Amy Nelson’s husband, Carl, was accused of an unspecific crime by Amazon — his former employer — in 2020. Even though Carl was never charged with that crime, Amazon still seized nearly all the funds Amy and Carl had spent years acquiring. Everything was taken directly from their bank accounts via civil asset forfeiture. But the dangers of Amazon go even further.

Amy joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to detail just how menacing the relationship between Amazon and our federal government — specifically the DOJ — truly is.

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Glenn: Trump 'did EVERYTHING he needed to do' in 2024 campaign launch

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Donald Trump announced his second run for the White House this week. And while Glenn Beck said he thinks Trump "did everything he needed to do" in his announcement speech — he was disciplined, didn't pick fights, and stayed focused on what's ahead — he still has some advice for the former president.

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