Obama’s October surprise? Unemployment drops to 7.8%

President Obama’s re-election chances just got a major boost with unemployment rate dipping under the 8% barrier for the first time since early 2009 when Obama took office. But is it all good news? Not exactly. Stu took a look at the numbers and explained why it's not as great for Obama as he'd like you to think.

TheBlaze has been tracking the key updates of the report as well as some of the reactions. From their coverage:

  • Unemployment drops to 44-month low to 7.8%
  • However, many are questioning the numbers due to “contradictory data points” such as the total unemployment level soaring but the low net number
  • Government says 873K people found work — but reports only 114K new jobs were added
  • Former GE CEO alleged fraud, sending a tweet saying “these Chicago guys will do anything”
  • Popular finance blog Zero Hedge even called it a “preelection ‘massaging’ farce”

This report will likely have a huge impact on voters going into the final few weeks before the election, and on the surface the dip from 8.1% to 7.8% puts unemployment at its lowest point in four years.

Stu found some interesting figures that the Obama administration probably doesn't want you to know.

"Basically what happened is one jobs measure said a gain of 114,000 jobs, which is basically exactly what economists had predicted. It's a rate that would take until the year 2025 for us to get back to the jobs numbers that we had before the recession, the economic crisis that happened in late 2008. So it's not like a good number, but it's about what they predicted. Shockingly, though, they also predicted the unemployment rate would rise to 8.2%. Instead it fell to 7.8%. That's a gap that almost you never, ever see," Stu said.

"Now, to put that in perspective, one jobs report reported 114,000 new jobs. The other one where the unemployment rate is based reported 873,000 new jobs. 114,000 compared to 873,000. I've never seen a gap like that before in one of these reports. It's gigantic."

"One of the reasons for that is 582,000 brand new spanking part time jobs for people who want full time jobs. So you want to work full time but all you can find is part time; or, you were working full time before and they've cut your hours back and now you're only part time," Stu explained. "One of the reasons for that is 582,000 brand new spanking part time jobs for people who want full time jobs. So you want to work full time but all you can find is part time; or, you were working full time before and they've cut your hours back and now you're only part time."

Get more coverage on the latest job numbers HERE.

There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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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.

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