The Art of the Bad Deal: Our Leaders Are Failing Us – but We’re All Part of the Problem

President Donald Trump has sponsored a bill from Democrat leaders that would increase the debt limit and keep the government running until December. The plan would essentially kick the can down the road so lawmakers can deal with another debt crisis in three months.

Neither side in Washington is serious about reining in spending, Glenn asserted on radio Thursday. But if we want to know why these problems keep happening, we all need to take a sobering look at ourselves. We elect our leaders, and they only get away with bad leadership because we let them.

“We could talk about these things, or we could just look in the mirror and ask the really hard question: How much do we as people actually care about all of this stuff?” Glenn declared.

Too many of us would rather talk about the personalities running our country than the difficult issues we face.

“Our government is a reflection of who we are as a people,” he said.

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GLENN: The art of the bad deal. Trump has cut a deal with Democratic leaders to increase the debt limit to finance the government until mid-December. However, the deal isn't about Donald Trump. The deal proposed by Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, combined the debt ceiling increase with relief aid for Harvey victims.

Now, we could talk about the G.O.P.'s refusal to address runaway spending. We could talk about how unserious Washington is, on either side, about restraining the deficit and the debt. We could talk about how unserious both sides are about securing the border, because that was also left out of this deal. And this morning, Donald Trump just tweeted, "If you're in DACA, don't worry. You're okay. No action for six months."

Well, Politico just reported that Nancy Pelosi called him this morning and asked him to tweet that. And he did.

Now, is that even true? And did Nancy Pelosi, if it is, did she call him and ask him to tweet that because she wanted to make sure that everybody was calm, or was she just setting the president up so we could score political points one side or the other?

We could talk about these things, or we could just look in the mirror and ask the really hard question: How much do we as people actually care about all of this stuff? How much do we actually care about immigration and immigrants? The debt and the debt ceiling, how much do we care?

The reason Washington has been able to kick the can down the road to this point is because we put up with it over and over and over again. Our government is not like all governments everywhere else. Our government is a reflection of who we are as a people. And right now, as a country, we are a people that would rather talk about the personalities in a meeting than about the debt ceiling or the debt itself.

We would rather whine about our politicians. We would rather whine about our media. We'd rather gospel about who has hurt feelings than worry about who we vote for, over and over and over again, that would lead us to a place where they're passing this bill to the next generation.

Yeah, this is a really bad deal. Really bad. But America has turned accepting bad deals into an art form.

It's time we ask ourselves some hard questions. And it's time we spit ourselves out of this system.


Dollar Decimation: How Biden’s Spending Spree Will End Our Currency

If it feels like the U.S. government is spending money like it's going out of style, it's because it is.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck exposes the TRUE state of our economy that the Biden administration doesn't want you to see. Obama kicked off a spending spree that was continued under the Trump administration, and now President Joe Biden will finally push us over the ledge with the $2.3 TRILLION "infrastructure" deal.

All signs point to a major economic disaster. And the perfect storm is brewing to convert the greenback into a new digital currency. Think Bitcoin, but with CENTRAL bank control, where we could see the end of private savings and private spending and your finances are tracked. Every time our money gets converted, your wallet will take the losses.

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WATCH: Glenn on Tucker: After Chauvin Verdict we CAN come together

Emotions are high and regardless of how you interpret what happened that day between Derek Chauvin and George Floyd, the wounds are deep. Politics swooped in and took an event that horrified everyone and turned it into a team sport, only deepening the divide.

Glenn joined Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night to discuss a less political way forward.


Lawyer: I’d vote NOT GUILTY for Derek Chauvin in George Floyd trial & here’s why

Former police officer Derek Chauvin is facing several charges for his treatment of George Floyd. But attorney Andrew Branca explains WHAT must be proven in order for those charges to stand. Did Chauvin act reasonably, in the context of the entire situation? Were his actions directly responsible for Floyd's passing, or could it be blamed on factors beyond Chauvin's control? Branca also explains how the prosecutor committed misconduct serious enough for a potential appeal, how political tension makes it 'impossible' for a fair trial, why he would vote not guilty, and what sentence Chauvin is facing if the actual jury disagrees...


Dangerous Tech Oligarchs Who Answer to No One | Glenn Greenwald | Ep 104

Have you noticed how the people who call everyone a conspiracy theorist are the biggest conspiracy theorists of all? Like the Russia Collusion conspiracy theory that the Washington elite used to discredit Trump and force him out of Washington, D.C. Or how the CIA is the real power center of American politics. Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book, "Securing Democracy: My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil," is an outsider in the media because he calls out these abuses of power. For one, he agrees that the Deep State is real.

Greenwald is a rare breed these days: He does actual journalism. He explains things very well, like his description of Trump's appeal and Obama's mystique. He and Glenn cover so many topics: Woke corporations, Julian Assange, the #MeToo movement, Putin, Snowden, The Constitution, Big Tech censorship. Why does the Left call Greenwald right-wing but the Right calls him left-wing? For a journalist, that used to be a badge of honor. But as Greenwald points out, the journalism industry has become a Woke priesthood. So, if you want to learn about actual journalism, listen to this episode. It's totally worth getting through a couple of technical difficulties.