Glenn Beck with Jim Cramer - Getting Back to Even



Getting Back to Even


by Jim Cramer

GLENN: A guy who has been saying that the stock market is going to rally if Brown wins is Jim Cramer. Is Jim on the phone?

CRAMER: You bet.

GLENN: Hey, Jim, how are you?

CRAMER: Oh, thanks for having me, Glenn. Just delighted to be here.

GLENN: Not a problem. You've got a book out Getting Back to Even when I have to talk to you about because it's a way to protect your money and I say food and gold and bullets.

CRAMER: Well, I'm very much pro gold. So I'm with you on that one.

GLENN: All right. So Jim, before we get to any of this, let me talk a little bit about what you think is first of all, do you think Brown's going to win today?

CRAMER: Yes, I do. I think that in the last 72 hours it's come to fruition the notion that we can move to the center if this election goes the Republican way. And I think there's a lot of center Republicans in Massachusetts who are often viewed as being leftwing Democrats. So it's very positive.

GLENN: Do you really think this administration now, you are a guy who voted for Barack Obama.

CRAMER: True.

GLENN: And you know how I feel about Barack Obama. I think he's a wee bit of a radical.

CRAMER: (Laughing).

GLENN: Do you really think he is going to move to the center?

CRAMER: No, not at all.

GLENN: Not at all?

CRAMER: Because he's not a that's not what it's about to me. I think it's the country saying that we are tired of the left but that the people who are running the country, the Pelosi proletariat as I joke on my show but we know how realistic that is.

GLENN: Yeah, that's not a joke.

CRAMER: They are not interested in what the Massachusetts voters think. They have an agenda. And I don't think the agenda gets changed by anything. I just think the agenda has less of a chance of passing. That's what I care about.

GLENN: You don't think that they will pass it anyway? I mean, you know, they are already talk Pelosi said we're going to pass it anyway.

CRAMER: Well, good. I mean, she talks a very big game. And by the way, I expect that healthcare bill to be on the president's desk by Labor Day. Remember that one? I mean, look. This is one of those things. I'm a stock guy and I come at it from the stock point of view and I'm seeing a lot of companies rally today that would normally you think be penalized by the government. It's not just healthcare. There's a notion

GLENN: It's everything.

CRAMER: that the stock market is related only somehow to fat cats on Wall Street, and there are a lot of fat cats. That's in the administration. I wonder if it's because no one's had a job in the private sector.

GLENN: I would agree with you on that.

CRAMER: Yeah.

GLENN: You know, here's the thing. I run a small business here in New York which is becoming more and more impossible to do. The problem with this economy is that people who actually create jobs I probably would have created another, at least another ten, maybe twenty jobs in this last year than I have already. Had I known that the government was stable, they weren't going to change the rules on me, they are not going to continue to penalize me, they are not going to make doing business harder and harder every step of the way. Until you stop this progressive slide into, I don't even know what the heck you would call this now where they are coming after businesses that they choose to come after and build up the businesses that they choose to build up, you are never going to be able to have the free market recover.

CRAMER: Well, I agree. A bunch of us who are members of the police athletic league and the elks bought an in recently in New Jersey and everyone tells me what an idiot I am to be involved in it. And it's not because of the business. It's how do you know what the costs are going to be a year from now, whether it be taxes, whether it be healthcare. I mean, how could you ever be so imprudent? How could you ever be such a, if you call yourself a businessman, how can you possibly buy a business in this environment given the fact that the government could intervene heavily? I don't think this would have been said a decade ago, but it is front and center with why people think I'm such a joker to be involved in a new business.

GLENN: You know, during the depression they said that the uncertainty of the government was worse than the high taxes. We're back here again.

CRAMER: I think that's right. I mean, are we paying $6,000 a month for healthcare for people? Is it $3,000? Is it $9,000? Are we in the business of providing healthcare for people who, you know, were unfortunate enough and unfortunate to get, not to have a job? Is that what my in is going to be taxed at? I don't know. I think what it comes down to is it's just a lot better to be able to hunker down and not create a business. That's not what we want in the country because the people who hire people are the people who are thinking like you and me, that maybe it's worth it to create or hire.

GLENN: I have David Walker on. You know who David Walker is?

CRAMER: Oh, yeah, he is very like you, a very common sensical guy. He says a lot of smart things.

GLENN: I have him on television tonight to talk a little bit about the unsustainability of our debt and everything else. How concerned are you about that?

CRAMER: I think it would have to be from the point of view that I get to keep 45% of what I make and I think that it is perfectly reasonable to think with the people who don't believe that growth is going to lower the deficit that I IT's going to go down to 35 and when it gets to that 35 level, I start to think, well, what's the point. I believe that there's two ways to solve this problem. One is to get this economy really growing and that will cut the deficit. And the other thing is to try to tax it. And that won't cut the deficit but it will look good for people who are so called prudent.

GLENN: Right. But that's the way, that's the way they are going to go in Washington because again they don't know how to create jobs. They never have.

CRAMER: That's right. They never have. When you work for the government all your life and by the way, remember government workers now make more than people in the private sector.

GLENN: I know that.

CRAMER: They have a better pension plan. You start thinking, well, what am I doing in this private sector? Why don't I try to get a job with the government?

GLENN: So Jim, tell me what you what we could create in this country that would pay off this deficit. I mean, I think we are we have to have the equivalent of the Industrial Revolution or the early 20th century, you know, the 1940s kind of production. There's got to be something that completely changes the paradigm to be able to pay off this debt.

CRAMER: I think it's very important that everyone who is, and I'll regard myself as a carper, right now a carp to come up with a plan so that you are not just being destructive. And I have two elements of my plan. One is that there is $2.2 trillion in infrastructure that would bring our country current with other countries. That is a classic old Democratic view. So that's not something that's radical. The other is that we have we passed Russia as the largest producer of natural gas this year. We were probably not even in the top ten a few years ago. We've had tremendous discoveries of natural gas. It costs very little. We would be able to lower the deficit, become independent of people who I just regard as our enemies cite frankly, I'm not going to mince words. And the number of people who are employed at high paying jobs to be able to get natural gas out of the ground and ship it by pipeline would be remarkable and this is something that a classic I think mid, midrange Democrat like Windell has really endorsed. This is a game changer. We would be able to become energy independent from the bad guys, our costs for energy would go down, our balance for payments would go up, we would create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and this is being fought hard by this administration, hard.

GLENN: I'm called crazy when I talk about gold, or I'm told that I'm just doing it for profit which apparently is evil now in this country.

CRAMER: Yeah, I know. It's because profit it makes it so your kids can go to school. I don't know what you are all about. You probably don't people just want to get the free ride?

GLENN: Yeah. I mean, you know, why would I do that? You say you're pro gold.

CRAMER: Every portfolio I believe has 10% gold as a hedge against craziness and I think as a guy who runs Mad Money, I obviously have some insight into craziness.

GLENN: I've watched you.

CRAMER: It's important for everyone to recognize that the world has changed. 20% should be in foreign because there's a lot of stable governments like Brazil that are more stable than I think what we're offering right now for business. It's interesting. I had the

GLENN: Hold on. Hold on just a second.

CRAMER: Sure.

GLENN: Stu, do you remember when I said that prediction? Two years ago.

STU: Yes, yes.

GLENN: I said Brazil will be more stable than the United States. Remember?

STU: Amazing.

GLENN: And here it is.

CRAMER: Better currency, yeah, stronger policy on the budget deficit, a belief in capitalism will create jobs and grow the pie. You know, but I have to tell you just so we know how far gone we are. One of the five largest oil companies in America, Anadarko, Jim Hackett, really a no nonsense CEO said, look, I've got to tell you, right now it's so much easier to do business in, are you ready, Ghana than the United States, Ghana.

GLENN: How do you sleep at night? You voted for the man.

CRAMER: Well, you know, I still have high hopes that at a certain point the country recognizes that he can swing left. Look, I have to tell you

GLENN: So in other words, what you are saying is that ant can move that banana tree plant?

CRAMER: Pelosi, as I say often on my show, you know, we are in a moment where there's a congress person who is very, very powerful, obviously maybe the most powerful person in the country, and she is if he were to break from her, I think we might see a different president. But as I say on my show

GLENN: Oh, come on.

CRAMER: the dictatorship of the Pelosi proletariat.

GLENN: You are saying, you are blaming Nancy Pelosi, one of the most inept, just screwed up individuals you can find over Barack Obama and the team at the White House, you think David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama are being led by the nose?

CRAMER: No, no.

GLENN: By Nancy Pelosi?

CRAMER: Always hopeful. Always hopeful.

GLENN: I wish you were, I wish that were true.

CRAMER: I'm a hopeful thinker.

GLENN: Holy cow.

CRAMER: I'm an optimist and maybe that's because I'm from Philadelphia and I'm always hopeful that things will go my way.

GLENN: Okay, so Jim, your book, Getting Back to Even, you say that if Brown wins today, the stock market's going to go through the roof. How long does that last before you realize, oh, these Marxists are just going to keep going anyway?

CRAMER: Your term. But the essence of what I've been saying fortunately is happening right now as people are beginning to anticipate that the woman who believes that Curt Schilling is a Yankee fan is probably going to fall. And I think that we're stealing from tomorrow's rally. What I like, though, is it's not just concentrated in the drug companies even though they are going nuts and the healthcare maintenance companies but in basic American industries where it appears the people think that maybe if Washington were to play a smaller role that profits would come back. And one of the things that's kind of a longstanding thing that maybe the government isn't aware, when profits come back people hire and profits are good. Now, I know the president was on record last year as saying now is not the time for profits. I'm hoping that there's a transition period where profits are recognized as not being the enemy.

GLENN: I've got to, I've got to unfortunately I have to go. I'd love to have you back on because I want to talk to you more about the different things that people can do and I also want to talk to you a little bit about the unions and good heavens, the

CRAMER: You mean look for the union label and sell has been my philosophy for at least

GLENN: All right. Jim Cramer, it is a real pleasure. Name of the book is Getting Back to Even.

CRAMER: Thanks, Glenn.

Most self-proclaimed Marxists know very little about Marxism. Some of them have all the buzzwords memorized. They talk about the exploits of labor. They talk about the slavery of capitalist society and the alienation caused by capital. They talk about the evils of power and domination.

But they don't actually believe what they say. Or else they wouldn't be such violent hypocrites. And we're not being dramatic when we say "violent."

For them, Marxism is a political tool that they use to degrade and annoy their political enemies.

They don't actually care about the working class.

Another important thing to remember about Marxists is that they talk about how they want to defend the working class, but they don't actually understand the working class. They definitely don't realize that the working class is composed mostly of so many of the people they hate. Because, here's the thing, they don't actually care about the working class. Or the middle class. They wouldn't have the slightest clue how to actually work, not the way we do. For them, work involves ranting about how work and labor are evil.

Ironically, if their communist utopia actually arrived, they would be the first ones against the wall. Because they have nothing to offer except dissent. They have no practical use and no real connection to reality.

Again ironically, they are the ultimate proof of the success of capitalism. The fact that they can freely call for its demise, in tweets that they send from their capitalistic iPhones, is proof that capitalism affords them tremendous luxuries.

Their specialty is complaining. They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They sneer at Christianity for promising Heaven in exchange for good deeds on earth — which is a terrible description of Christianity, but it's what they actually believe — and at the same time they criticize Christianity for promising a utopia, they give their unconditional devotion to a religion that promises a utopia.

They are fanatics of a religion that is endlessly cynical.

They think capitalism has turned us into machines. Which is a bad interpretation of Marx's concept of the General Intellect, the idea that humans are the ones who create machines, so humans, not God, are the creators.

They think that the only way to achieve the perfect society is by radically changing and even destroying the current society. It's what they mean when they say things about the "status quo" and "hegemony" and the "established order." They believe that the system is broken and the way to fix it is to destroy, destroy, destroy.

Critical race theory actually takes it a step farther. It tells us that the racist system can never be changed. That racism is the original sin that white people can never overcome. Of course, critical race theorists suggest "alternative institutions," but these "alternative institutions" are basically the same as the ones we have now, only less effective and actually racist.

Marx's violent revolution never happened. Or at least it never succeeded. Marx's followers have had to take a different approach. And now, we are living through the Revolution of Constant Whining.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.