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.

Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

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Every decision made by President Joe Biden has ended in "disaster," Bill O'Reilly told Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly joined the radio program to explain why he thinks there's only one "mechanism" Americans can use stop the Biden administration's mess.

"Give me one thing that [Biden] has done, just one, that's improved this nation. Everything that he has been involved with is a disaster. Everything from the COVID mandates, to the energy policies, to the economic policies, to the inflation, to Afghanistan, to the collapsing southern border, to the social woke business, to the denial of due process. Right across-the-board, there isn't anything this man has done, or stood for, that's improved America," O'Reilly said.

"But there is no mechanism to do anything about it until a year from this November: the midterm elections. That's the only mechanism that we have, under the Constitution. We elected this guy and he's there for four years. You neutralize him next November [2022], with the Republicans taking back the House and Senate, then he's done. [He] can't do anymore damage because you've got him in a hole. And he's not going to be proactive with executive orders. He's just going to stay there in his jammies for two more years. OK? So that's the only mechanism."

O'Reilly also tore into the corporate media for using its power to defend Gen. Mark Milley after news of his China calls broke. Is there any deterrence in American society anymore to keep our leaders and media in check?

"What does this say to the United States of America when you have two of the most powerful information agencies in the world — NBC, Comcast, and AT&T, CNN — actively deceiving you?" O'Reilly said. "They know what they're doing. And yet there is absolutely no way for anyone to hold them accountable other than not watching them, which has, of course, happened. You know they have no audience. But just the corruption level of the information flow to the American people is at an all-time high. We have never had a worse media in the history of this republic."

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