Scary Stats: How are the top U.S. employers of 1955 doing today?

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released July’s unemployment numbers, which showed 162,000 jobs created and a decline in the unemployment rate from 7.6% to 7.4% as more and more Americans dropped out of the labor force.

Perhaps even more telling, of the top employers in the United States today, Kelly Services, a temporary work provider, is number second only to Wal-Mart. On radio this morning, Glenn compared a list of the top five U.S. companies of 1955 to the top five companies today, and the differences are staggering.

“Well, they're talking about bailing out Detroit and almost everybody in America except for the Democrats in power, and those in Detroit are against it. I'm sorry. Bail out Detroit,” Glenn asked. “Haven't we already done the bailout for Detroit? We bailed out GM. And where is GM in the top five employers?”

“Back in 1955, though, they were number one, the biggest employer in America,” Pat interjected.

In 1955, the top five employers were:

1. General Motors

“We destroyed GM,” Glenn said. “The reason why it's not number one or not even on the top five is because we destroyed it. Number 2?”

2. U.S. Steel

“We destroyed that,” Glenn said.

3. General Electric

“They are destroying us,” Glenn explained, “but they are not on the top five anymore.”

4. Chrysler

“Destroyed it,” Glenn said frankly.

5. Standard Oil

“Destroyed it,” Glenn said.

While the decline of these companies could be attributed to any number of things, there is a larger conversation to be had about the decline of American ingenuity.

“And look at that. Every single one of those things, the world needed to come to us," Glenn explained. "Now our top is Wal‑Mart, Kelly Temps, McDonald's, Taco Bell. The world's not coming to us going, ‘We have got to get us some of that McDonald's. No, seriously we're not going to make it as a country if we don't have a Filet O' Fish now.’”

“Nobody can put together a Filet O' Fish like we can,” Pat quipped. “Seriously.”

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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