Democratic Candidate: "You never, I repeat never attempt to pay off the national debt."

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With the mainstream media focused on the presidential election it is easy to forget about all of the Congressional ones, but it’s important that we don’t. Why? Well, just think about how long it’s been since Congress has passed a budget – three years …but who’s counting (aside from every hardworking, tax-paying American… so about 50% of us)?

If our non-budget isn’t enough to convince you these elections are important, Gary Latanich will. Gary Latanich is a Democrat running for office in Arkansas. Latanich’s budget ideas are so ridiculous and reckless this segment may actually make you think about moving to Arkansas so that you can vote against this guy.

What’s his strategy to tackling our national debt is simple:

“You never, I repeat never attempt to pay off the national debt.”

Why? You ask.

“When you pay off the national debt, what you’re basically doing is you’re taking money that would have been used to buy goods and services and you’re paying down debt. Those are dollars that would have bought products that are now not buying products. So imagine what happens – those products aren’t bought, inventories accumulate, people get laid off.”

A comment this ridiculous left Glenn with only one thing left to say, “Think about it.”

“We always joke at the studio, whenever you don’t have a way to make your argument, all you do is say something crazy, and then you just follow that up with “think about it.” That’s the only thing that you could say with this is, think about it,” Glenn joked.

Gary Latanich wasn’t done yet, though, the audio of the interview continued.

“What about a family budget?” the reporter asked Latanich. “Is it just a crazy argument to sort of compare my family and my family budget with the government budget?”

“Absolutely crazy,” Latanich answered. “There’s no connection with the issue. I mean, if you go home at 2:00, no rush hour. Do we all go home at 2:00? No.”

“What?” Pat asked confused.

“Think about it,” Glenn joked. “No seriously, think about it.”

The nonsense continued:

“If you save all of your money over an entire year, you’ll be rich. If a nation saves their money for a year, we are all bankrupt because there’s no sale, there are no jobs,” Latanich continued.

Glenn jumped in, referring to an article he saw similar to this argument about how the rich don’t create jobs that only consumers do.

“Well, yes, I guess in the short run, if we're all going out and buying televisions, yes, we create jobs, because somebody has to make those televisions,” Glenn explained. “So yes, in the short run, but if you are buying the televisions on debt, eventually the only jobs that are created are collection agency jobs, people who come to your house and repossess it. Those aren't jobs we should be creating.”

Stu pointed out that this philosophy is the whole idea behind the stimulus. “Go out and buy as many televisions as you can right now on your credit card, and then we’re going to create jobs.”

“It was the lie that we bought into with George W. Bush,” Glenn said, “Go shopping.”

Glenn explained that if that had been the suggestion for us back during the Great Depression our grandparents would have never accepted it. “Don't go shopping. That's the dumbest idea I've ever heard. First of all, what jobs are we creating? You're going shopping. What are you going to buy, clothes? Tell me the clothes that are made here in America. Are you going to go buy toys? Tell me the toys that are made here in America. Whose jobs are you creating? You're not creating the jobs that are actually creating the product. You're creating the jobs that the stores of the cashiers.  That's the job you're creating, the cashier jobs. Those are not jobs that show us as leaders of the next century,” Glenn said.

Terry Trobiani owns Gianelli's Drive Thru in Prairie Grove, Illinois, where he put up a row of American flags for the Fourth of July. But the city claimed he was displaying two of them improperly and issued him a $100 ticket for each flag.

Terry joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to explain what he believes really happened. He told Glenn that, according to city ordinance, the American flag is considered "ornamental" and should therefore have been permitted on a federal holiday. But the city has now classified the flag as a "sign."

"Apparently, the village of Prairie Grove has classified the American flag as a sign and they've taken away the symbol of the American flag," Terry said. "So, as a sign, it falls under their temporary sign ordinance, which prohibits any flying, or any positioning of signs on your property — and now this includes the American flag. [...] The only way I could fly the American flag on my property is if I put it on a permanent 20 to 30-foot flagpole, which they have to permit."

Terry went on to explain how the city is now demanding an apology for his actions, and all after more than a year of small-business crushing COVID restrictions and government mandates.

"COVID was tough," Terry stated. "You know, we're in the restaurant business. COVID was tough on us. We succeeded. We made it through. We cut a lot of things, but we never cut an employee. We paid all our employees. I didn't take a paycheck for a year just to keep our employees on, because it was that important to me to keep things going. And, you know, you fight for a year, and you beat a pandemic, and then you have this little municipality with five trustees and a president, who just have no respect for small businesses. And right now, what I see is they have no respect for the republic and the United States ... I think it's terrible. The direction that government, at all levels, have taken us to this point, it's despicable."

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The Biden administration is now doing everything it can to censor what it has decided is COVID-19 "misinformation." But Glenn Beck isn't confident that the silencing of voices will stop there.

Yeonmi Park grew up in North Korea, where there is no freedom of speech, and she joined Glenn to warn that America must not let this freedom go.

"Whenever authoritarianism rises, the first thing they go after is freedom of speech," she said.

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Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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