Rick Santorum Interview

GLENN: We were talking about John McCain and the election. Let me talk to you a little bit about this economic stimulus package that has happened this week. What are your thoughts on that?

SENATOR SANTORUM: Well, I mean, we sort of bought into the idea that, you know, what the left, that the Cainsians believe that you just give people money and somehow that will, $100 billion or $150 billion in a multitrillion dollar economy, tens of trillions of dollar economy is somehow going to make a difference. I don't think it will make much of a difference. That's not how you stimulate business. We're going through a point where, you know, we have to stimulate, you know, the business side of this economy and we should be doing it through trying to take this regressive tax code that we have on businesses. We have some of the highest rates on capital, we have some of the highest corporate income tax rates around the world and we have to compete with the world. And there are a lot of places around the world over the last few years we've done well; they've done better. Why? Because they're on better economic competitive footing and, you know, we should be using this as an opportunity to get our tax structure much more competitive as the world becomes more competitive to us and, of course, we don't. We say, oh, well, we've got to give out checks, $300 checks to families. And that's great, but I tell you those families have better paying jobs because they are a more competitive country than the $300 check.

GLENN: What do you predict will happen when, when and if it looks like Hillary Clinton is going to get the nomination after what she said just this week, I think it was in the "New York Times," may have been "The Washington Post" where she talked about we need stronger government regulation on businesses, we need a stronger government and we need, you know, basically higher taxes?

SENATOR SANTORUM: Open your eyes, America. I mean, this is exactly what the Democrat -- Democratic party, bless their hearts, on the area of business and the economy and the role of the federal government hasn't changed since the 1960s. It is the same party that at the height of the time that many Americans were looking across the pond and saying, you know all this socialism, this looks like it works pretty well, the Democratic party wrapped their armed around it and said, you know, stronger government, more top-down control of this will create fairness, will create equity, will create -- you know, Americans will prosper because all Americans will be equal and Government will make sure with the redistribution of wealth that we can make that happen. It failed and failed miserably every place it was attempted. Yet there is still this wanting in the Democratic party, this appeal that this can work here in America where it's failed everywhere else. It won't work. Americans heretofore have rejected that and I hope because of, you know, a war that for a long period of time was not run particularly well and because of what we've seen with the economy taking a little bit of a downward turn right now will not accept this siren song that somehow government and government involvement and government, you know, being the judicial, the great equaler is the way to approach these problems.

GLENN: You know, it's not just the Democratic party, though, that feels this way anymore. It is, there's a lot of people in the Republican party that also feel that, you know, the government should be -- I mean, you know, I know this is not the Republicans but there's a feeling of what the Times said in their endorsement of Hillary Clinton that she -- where is it here -- that she would have more effective government spending. There is a feeling, even in the Republican party, that it's not that we should cut spending, make government smaller, but we should just be more effective at our spending.

SENATOR SANTORUM: Well, we do need to cut government, we do need to make it smaller and we do need to take the money that we are spending, that we will spend and make it more effective. We do need to be more effective. I mean, we do need to look at government programs and, you know, I was the lead sponsor of the 1996 welfare reform bill. There's a bill that if you look at it, when we passed it we didn't actually cut spending. We didn't say, well, we were going to reduce the amount of spending. What we did was we reformed the program, created different incentives, got people off the rolls and into work and spending went down precipitously even though there wasn't a specific cut in spending. What we did was we changed all the incentives and as a result we saw the rolls cut in half, spending go way down and people's lives to be transformed. There's a lot of work to be done in government to make it effective, I agree with that, but then you have the foundational question is, is government involved in too many things and the answer obviously from my perspective is yes.

GLENN: Is there a guy that -- I don't think you've endorsed anybody, have you?

SENATOR SANTORUM: I have not.

GLENN: Is there a guy that you're leaning towards?

SENATOR SANTORUM: Well, you know, the field is getting thin. So right now, I mean, there's four folks in the race at this point and, you know, we'll find out. If you believe the polls, that may be down to three after Florida and, you know, at that point I may want to look. But, you know, there's no one that I can say that I'm enthusiastic enough to take time out of what is a very, very busy private sector life and family life to devote myself to endorse. So I think I'm happy, you know, commenting on your show and sort of keeping a neutral stance at this point.

GLENN: What does that say for the election? Is there a way to win? Because I think everybody, I think everybody feels that way. Even the guy that -- I'm leaning towards two different people and even those two, I mean, I just said on the air yesterday I'm going to keep them on such a short leash. If they would become President of the United States, they don't get the benefit of my doubt. By your actions I will know you.

SENATOR SANTORUM: Yeah. That's where I look. Every one of these candidates has had a journey in the last year to get to where they are to try to position themselves in the middle of the Republican parties to get the nomination and when people are on such journeys, certainly even John McCain now who's said he's heard the people on the issue of immigration as one example and he's all of a sudden, even though, you know, he voted against the Bush tax cuts, now he's for the Bush tax cuts. So I mean, there's a journey that everybody is finally waking up to that you can't win a Republican nomination by not being a Republican. And so there's a big question mark in a lot of people's minds, you know, what will happen if and when they have the opportunity to serve, will they revert back to where they were, is this a true transformation or is this just trying to get the votes they need in the primary to get the nomination and go back to where they were.

GLENN: All right. Rick Santorum, always great to talk to you, sir.

SENATOR SANTORUM: My pleasure. It's an honor to be on your show, sir.

GLENN: I hope there's more public life and service in your future.

SENATOR SANTORUM: We'll see. I appreciate the confidence.

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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