In Thursday's Daily Briefing, Glenn and his team spoke about growing angst among the American people. Running through the various socio-economic and age demographics, Americans of all ages are facing major obstacles that are increasingly difficult to overcome.
- Recent college graduates are having trouble finding well-paying jobs and are saddled with debt.
- Hard-working families are struggling with rising food and energy prices.
- An increasingly large number of middle aged Americans are finding themselves out of work suddenly and collecting unemployment.
- Our servicemen and women are not receiving the care they need and deserve as the VA medical facilities are bogged down in bureaucracy and corruption.
- Finally, the over-60 crowd have been assured their entire lives Social Security and Medicare would be there for them, but that is simply not the case.
So what comes next? Glenn painted a bleak picture of the future.
Below is a partial transcript of the segment:
I thought about this last night, a house divided against itself cannot stand. We all know that. The president who said it, I mean, it was originally Jesus, but in America, the president who said it was Abraham Lincoln. That’s Abraham Lincoln saying we’ve got to come together. This administration knows a house divided against itself cannot stand. Good, let’s divide them. What president has ever done that?
That’s why it’s important for us to reach out to the others, the same thing that the president should be doing, the same thing a rational president would do. Remember, the radicals are in charge, and so the radicals are the ones saying divide, divide, divide, divide. The average person, the one that we used to think Democrats were, all the radicals are there, and they’re also in the universities. But generally speaking, our friends who vote differently than us are not radicals.
A house divided against itself cannot stand. You know that, brother. You know that. So let’s forget about the president and everything else. We’ve got trouble. Forget about the things we disagree on, where can we unite? Because we’ve got to come back together. It’s that easy. And the choice is that clear. Continue to divide, which will lead to hatred and destruction. I mean, I want you to think about this, anybody, anybody who is rational knows that violence is coming, and here’s why: Teenagers, 50% unemployment.
They’re trying to get employed, they cannot get employed, so I’m going to do what? I’m going to go to college. I go to college, I’ve done everything I’m supposed to. I go to college, I get my degree. You get your four-year degree, how many of them are staying in longer because there’s still no job for them? So I’ll stay in longer. I’ll take in more debt. You’re leaving, and you have $100,000 in debt, and you’re getting a $30,000 job.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, I did everything. You gave me trophies. You told me that all I have to do is just show up. That’s the generation that is coming out right now, the ones that we had the progressives tell us give them trophies, tell them they’re special, tell them if you just do this, you’ll get the corner office, you don’t really have to earn it. Those are the people coming out.
So we either have those who are still like going I didn’t earn that trophy, and that was a bunch of hogwash. And I know that, but still, now, I’ve got $100,000 in debt. And there’s no way to pay it off, and the United States government tells me it’s the only debt I cannot declare bankruptcy on. So the government has you. There’s no way out of that.
So you’ve got that. Then you have the people who are in their 30s who are now starting to raise children, and here comes your inflation. And your food prices are going up, and your electricity prices are necessarily skyrocketing. And you can’t afford your gas. And your boss is now cutting your insurance because you don’t have insurance. And your kids are sick. And you’re now being shoved into something like the VA. You don’t think they’re pissed?
Then you’ve got this other section about 50 that now is losing their job, and they’ve been getting unemployment for 99 weeks, 120 weeks, 1,000 weeks, and they’re being lied to. Everybody’s being lied to. The kids are being lied to – don’t worry, just go to college; don’t worry, just take out an extra loan and stay longer; oh, don’t worry about it, you’ll get a job here some way or another; then oh, you’ll be able to keep your health insurance if you like your health insurance; and don’t worry, your job is safe; and don’t worry, inflation isn’t coming. You see all the lies that are happening?
Fifty years old, you get unemployed, there’s no work for you. I’ve worked my whole life. Now, my job is gone, and you’re not bringing jobs back. You’re now talking about cutting my hours to 20 hours a week, full-time jobs. Why are they doing that? So people can be employed. Those jobs are not coming back. The world is changing.
You’re 50, they’re not coming back, and so okay, well, I’m not going to just sit around. I’m going to do something about it, I’m going to become an entrepreneur. No, you’re not, because the government is going to put their thumb on you to make sure that you can’t be an entrepreneur and a businessman.
And then you have the last group. You have the people who have been lied to their whole life – don’t worry, Social Security is safe, we’ve got it in a lockbox; don’t worry, I know you’ve saved your whole life, and you’ve paid into Social Security. The Social Security system is not going to be there, and even if it is there, what does that money mean when you’ve inflated the money, and it won’t pay for anything?
You think there’s not violence coming? We’ve lied to every age group. Every single American has been lied to and betrayed, and then you have a president on top of it who’s saying yeah, I’m going to call the guy who got our soldiers killed a hero, I’m going to release the guys you and I know are trying to kill Americans, oh, and I’m going to lie about it. I’m going to have everybody else lie about it, and I’m going to look at all of you people as the bad guys. These guys are good. You guys, I’ve got to spy on you.
Oh my gosh, it is up to us as individual Americans all across America to (a) tell the truth, (b) stop dividing people. Start finding the things you can agree on. Take care of the things you can agree on. Most importantly, feed yourself something good, feed yourself something good. We spend all day putting in the wash and the filth of the world. You’re not going to stand.
We have to build our bodies back up by being part of a culture that loves, that cares, is charitable, is truthful, is honest, loves one another, takes care of one another, does everything we can for one another. That’s what we have to try to do and still keep our head above water, because soon there are going to be coming people, and panicked people push strong swimmers underwater. They’re just trying to stay alive. We can do it. We just have to change our thinking.