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.”

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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