Watch out, kids! You’re going to be a slave to debt unless this happens

Over the weekend, Glenn invited some friends over for dinner. (WARNING: Glenn will ALWAYS talk about his private dinners with friends on air). One of the guests is getting read to start college, and of course that triggered a discussion over the true value of a college education. The growing student debt issue is out of control - and no one seems willing to think outside of the box on how to fix it. Glenn shared some simple alternatives on radio this morning, and what could happen if things don’t change soon.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment

GLENN: I tell you, we had Mother's Day at the house on Sunday. And we had the Sheltons over, and their daughter is going to college this year. And, you know, she was looking at colleges. She was accepted to a bunch of colleges they were 50, $60,000 a year. And, you know, they can't afford that. So she is going to a community college for two years. So the conversation started talking about community college. And all the people there that were in their 20s were all saying the same thing. My friends who went to a good four-year college, they're all miserable. They don't have prospects, and they have this huge debt on their hands. Anybody that went to a two-year school, a community college and either ended it there or then transferred to the four-year, they're all, you know, looking at their first house. They're looking at jobs they can -- they're not underwater with debt.

PAT: That makes a lot of sense. Because two of my sons best friends. My son who got back from a church mission. One of his best friends went to Oklahoma for four years. And studied engineering. Wanted to become a petroleum engineer, which he now is. But has no job. The other of his best friends went to trade school for a few years. Met somebody at trade school. And the guy was impressed with him. Had him come out and do an intern with him for a while. He's now making $105,000 a year in central Texas. I think Midland. As a petroleum engineer.

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So one of them went to school and accrued, you know, 150, 200,000 dollars' worth of debt. The other is paid up now and is getting paid. I mean, it's kind of amazing when you --

GLENN: I just -- you just don't send them to --

PAT: You really need to figure out what's best for you and not go down that road thinking a four-year school is the best way to go.

GLENN: If you want to be a doctor, four-year school, six-year, eight-year school, that's what you have to do. There's some things that you just don't have to have that for. And everybody goes to these expensive schools, and most kids go to find themselves.

STU: You can do that a lot more inexpensively. Ask Jeffy.

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GLENN: Ask any of us. We all did it. We did it on our own dime making money.

STU: Yeah. It's weird because our field is a little bit different than I think some -- and obviously doctor. You need to know how to do your job here. So you go and you learn on the job. And that's the best way to learn this job.

PAT: And how many people have asked us, for years, should I go to broadcast school? The answer to me is always, no. Emphatically no. You want to pay $5,000 a year to go out --

GLENN: Pay me 1,000. I'll teach you more.

STU: Don't. No, you won't. You don't have the time. In theory, you would.

GLENN: Get me a bunch of kids to pay me $1,000. I'll teach them everything I know. I know nothing. Go out there and learn it on your own. Give me the check.

STU: So you're looking for a way to take people's money.

GLENN: No. I give them good advice. Don't listen to anybody like me. Don't spend -- do it your own. Here, give me your thousand dollars. Thank you very much. Here's what you do. There's a lot of people that will take you for a sucker, I just did. Learn from that.

PAT: That's an important life lesson. Yeah.

JEFFY: It does make you wonder why the government wants to get their hooks into the community colleges though by making it free.

STU: Well, it's just step one. Tom Hanks was just talking about this in a video yesterday. He was saying, I really hope this program sticks. This idea sticks. Free community college for two years. First of all, any idea sticks when it's handing free money to people. People will take that every single time. That's not an idea. That's purchasing someone. That's something different. But when it comes to free community college for two years, only if you work, I think is their -- if you work for it. Well, that becomes free community college for two years with no work. Then it becomes free community college for four years. Then any school you want for four years. Then free anything for all years. Like it's just immigration. Social Security is another example. Well, we need insurance for these widows, their husbands die early. You know, this is sad. This is why we'll make it after the age of death, we will start paying money. Because occasionally, there's this widow that lives really long. No one can plan for that. Now, it's, I got to get to retirement. Sure, I can work for another 20 years. I have to get to retirement so I can kick my shoes off on the beach and retire in some form of luxury. Now, when that was not the attempt of the -- the program at the beginning. They would never have been able to sell it if that sold it that way to that generation of people. But now we've had a long time of expecting thins from the government. Now those things some logical to even many conservatives.

GLENN: It's really interesting because you have a happier view of what I think they're doing.

STU: Wow. Really?

GLENN: You think they're just trying to bankrupt the country.

STU: Well, or make everybody dependent on government.

GLENN: Yeah, I think they are -- I think that's the goal. Enslaving them. Because once -- once they give you this for free, there's going to be work involved. And I don't think they're going to take away the work. I think you're going to have to pay these things back. Why is the federal government guarantees these things and then makes it the only thing you can't wipe off? You can go bankrupt. Wipe off houses, cars, everything else. But not your educational debt. You must pay your educational debt. Okay. All right. So now when people can't pay their educational debt. What do they have to do? Well, why don't you serve your country? I think our -- I think our children will be enslaved by this debt. And it's not just the educational debt. It's all of the debt. And, quite honestly, I think we're all going to be enslaved. You know, look at what's happening. Just with oil.

Canada is begging us. Take our oil. Take our oil. We're saying it's bad for the environment to put a pipeline across our country. Is it bad for the -- is that worse for the environment than loading up giant tankers in the Middle East and shipping them across the ocean?

STU: It's, of course, safer to go through the pipeline and at less cost.

GLENN: Not only less cost. Less fuel. Less carbon emissions. You're pumping -- those engines are running all the way across the ocean.

STU: Who do you have other than the senior editor at nature magazine or science magazine. One of the two. I can't remember which one it is. Who said just that, that actually preventing the pipeline is worse for the environment because these oil cents will be used anyway.

GLENN: Right. Think of this. We're paying to have all of that -- all of that oil shipped from Saudi Arabia, put on giant ships, all that carbon emission to get it over here. Then all that carbon emission to get it back for another load. While Canada is doing the same thing for China! Taking all that oil. Why don't we just try to keep it on our own continent?

STU: Yeah, there's no reason we can't be North American in energy.

GLENN: Exactly right. Exactly right. Between Mexico and Canada and the United States, we have more fuel than anybody else in the world by far. And what are we doing with it?

PAT: By far.

GLENN: So when we aren't paying our own debt, we won't tap our own resources, we won't sell our own land, we won't sell our own assets, we won't do anything to pay off our debts, at some point China will come knocking on the door and say, you owe me $7 trillion. Now, we can pay off that debt. But we won't. And they're just going to -- we're going to repossess. We want this area. This area. This area. Or, we want you to produce these things. And we'll all be making bamboo umbrellas for the Chinese. And we'll all be enslaved to that debt.

Who will be Kamala Harris' VP pick?

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Over the weekend, President Joe Biden officially dropped out of the 2024 presidential election and put forward his endorsement behind his Vice President Kamala Harris.

Glenn recently predicted that Biden would step down due to the mountain of pressure within his party to do so. But now that we are here we are faced with an all-new line of questions, like, who will be the candidate on the Democratic ticket? Who will be their pick for vice president?

As of now, the answer to the first question seems to be Kamala Harris, who received the support of the president and several prominent democrats. It's still too early to call for certain, and Glenn doesn't think it's likely, but assuming Kamala becomes the Democrat nominee, who will her VP pick be? There are endless possible options, but there are a 5 big names that could prove beneficial to Harris' campaign:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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Governor Newsom has spiked in popularity within his party since his taking office in 2019 due to his scathing criticisms of President Trump and other Republicans. Newsom has been a popular contender as a possible Biden replacement, and a future presidential bid seems likely.

His widespread recognition may be a boon to Kamala's ticket, but the California governor comes with a dark side. Newsom was famously nearly recalled as Governor in 2021, hanging on to his office by a narrow margin. He also faced criticism for his hypocrisy during the COVID lockdowns, attending large gatherings while the rest of his state was locked inside. There's also the issue that both Newsom and Kamala are from California, meaning that if they were to appear on the same ticket, that ticket would lack geographical balance and would potentially lead to a Constitutional issue that would force the duo to forfeit all 54 of the states' Electoral College votes.

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro

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Another prominent Democrat Governor, Josh Shapiro has also been floated as a potential VP pick. Governor Shapiro has become a viable pick due to his well-received performance as Pennslyvania's Governor. The governor has good support within the swing state due to his handling of the I-95 bridge collapse, the train derailment in East Palestine, which had effects on his state, and the assassination attempt on the former president last week. Shapiro would bring much-needed support from the swing state if he was put on the ticket.

That being said, Shapiro has little time to build nationwide name recognition before the DNC in August and the November election. This would be Shapiro's debut on the national stage, and he would find himself in the most unforgiving situation possible.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg

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Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and opponent of Biden during the 2020 Democratic primaries, "Mayor Pete's" name recognition might be what Kamala needs on her presidential ticket. Buttigieg rose to popularity during the 2020 election due to his youth and status as "openly gay." Buttigieg has served as the Secretary of Transportation during the Biden administration for the past four years and has formally endorsed Harris.

Nevertheless, Buttigieg has some dark spots on his resume. The East Palestine train derailment disaster has besmirched his reputation as Secretary of Transportation. And while his youth may work in his favor when compared to the other elderly members of our federal government, it also means Buttigieg lacks the experience and prestige that other politicians enjoy.

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

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Yet another governor of a crucial swing state, Whitmer was elected in 2018, two years after President Trump was elected, helping secure the state for the Democrats. Whitmer is known for her strong opposition to Trump, both during his presidency and his reelection campaign. Whitmer serves as co-chair for the Biden-Harris campaign and as vice chairperson of the DNC, which gives her influence over the Democratic party, something that would come in handy as a Vice President. Gov. Whitmer also established the Fight Like Hell PAC, which is dedicated to helping Democrats get elected and to stopping Trump by any means.

On the other hand, in a statement following Biden's resignation from the election, Governor Whitmer stated that her role “will remain the same.” It is also worth noting that if she were to be chosen as Kamala's VP, that would make their ticket all-female, which may foster some "woke points," but is politically risky.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear

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Andy Bashear has seemingly beaten the odds twice, having been elected and reelected as the Governor of Kentucky, despite the deep-red nature of the state. Beshear, who has moderate tendencies, would be a boon to the Harris campaign as he has a track record of reaching rural, typically conservative regions where Democrats tend to struggle. He is also known for his propensity to talk about his Christian faith and willingness to work with Republicans, which are traits that might help win over moderates.

But, like Gov. Shapiro, Bashear has very little time to whip up national support and recognition. He also is unlikely to be very much help for the Harris campaign in winning over important swing states.

Five times Glenn had J.D. Vance on his show and where he stands on key issues

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We finally have an answer to the long-awaited question of who Trump will pick for his running mate, and it's none other than Ohio Senator and friend of the show, J.D. Vance. At the RNC in Milwaukee, Trump officially accepted the party's nomination as the Republican candidate and announced J.D. Vance as his running mate.

Glenn has had Senator Vance on the show several times to discuss everything from DEI to the Southern Border. If you are looking to familiarize yourself with the next potential Vice President, look no further, here are five conversations Glenn had with Trump's VP pick:

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How RFK's example can help our nation in the wake of Trump's attack

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How did you feel last Saturday when you heard the news that a former president of the United States narrowly avoided an assassin's bullet by a mere few inches? Were you angry at the media for their constant demonization of Trump and his conservative contingency? Did you blame the left for curating a political climate that fostered an assassination attempt?

In his immediate reaction to the news, Glenn pointed us back to a similar moment in American history: April 4th, 1968—the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

"The best speech I've ever heard given was by RFK Sr. on the day Martin Luther King was killed" - Glenn

Robert F. Kennedy, the father of current independent presidential candidate RFK Jr., was en route to Indianapolis when he heard the terrible news. His security team, expecting violent outrage across the country, asked RFK Sr. to turn around and head back to safety. But as Glenn said, RFK Sr. believed in the good in people and demanded to give his speech. He arrived in Indianapolis Park late in the day, and he addressed the crowd of predominantly black campaign supporters.

There were no riots in Indianapolis that night.

The message RFK Sr. gave that night wasn't one of vengeance, hatred, or hopelessness, but of calm and goodness. He appealed to the best in people. He called for people to set aside their differences, anger, fear, and confusion and instead express love and compassion towards one another. RFK Sr. asked for wisdom and the pursuit of justice so that we might be resolute in our unity as the country faces another difficult chapter.

What we need in this country is love and wisdom and compassion toward one another.

Glenn has made a similar plea to our nation—a plea for unity and not to lash out in fear and anger. Don't use this time to blame your friends and family who disagree with you politically for what happened or to tell them "I told you so!" Instead, reach out with compassion and grace. This is a turning point in American history. Let's turn it upward, away from hatred and violence and towards unison and compassion.

Fortunately, President Trump walked away from his attempted assassination with very minor injuries. The bullet that wounded Trump's ear could have just as easily ended his life, and his survival is nothing short of a miracle.

Sadly, that miracle didn't extend to everyone attending Trump's ill-fated Pennsylvania rally. Three other people were shot. David Dutch and James Copenhaver, both Pennslyavia residents, are thankfully in stable condition. Corey Comperatore, however, tragically died after being shot while protecting his wife and daughter from the hail of gunfire.

“Corey died a hero."

Camperatore, a 50-year-old loving father and husband from Buffalo Township, Pennsylvania leaves behind his daughter Allyson, his wife Helen, sister Dawn, and many other friends and family. Camperatore was a man of service, having spent 43 years as part of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company and had worked his way to becoming the fire chief when he stepped down to spend more time with his daughter.

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Corey's friends and family have nothing but good things to say about him, and judging by their testimonies, Corey's final heroic act was consistent with how the volunteer firefighter lived his life.

According to many people who knew Compertore, he was a true patriot who loved his country. He was a fan of President Trump. Compertore was very excited to attend Saturday's rally, which he expressed in his last social media post.

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During his speech addressing the shooting, President Biden expressed his condolences to the Comperatore family, stating that "He was a father. He was protecting his family from the bullets that were being fired.”