Glenn Beck - Barney Frank: 'increase spending'


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GLENN: But the good news is there's more bailout dollars coming. So we've got that going for us. I want to play something from Barney Frank. This is when he was asked about, you know, should we cut taxes, should we raise taxes, should we be spending more? This is what he says.

VOICE: A lot of things to pay for here and this second stimulus is being talked about at $300 billion. If, in fact, we were to see something like that move forward, are you going to encourage Senator Obama and Senator McCain to change their tax and spending plans in order to pay for all this?

FRANK: Well, I do think in this case, let me say my encouraging will probably have more impact on Senator Obama than Senator McCain.

VOICE: Do you want to encourage him to pull his spending plans?

FRANK: Well, I think at this point there needs to be a focus on an immediate increase in spending and I think this is a time when --

GLENN: Stop, stop. Did he just say what I thought he said? That there has to be an immediate increase in spending? Who in their right mind goes home and says when your whole world is crumbling down and you've got no more money left? You go into your house and say, hey, honey, honey, honey, we're about to lose the house, the car and I just lost my job and I think we're in real trouble; let's go to the mall! I mean, who does that? Honey, honey, I know visa and MasterCard and the banks are calling and we're just racked up all the way to the hilt with debt but look who's got a Diner's Card! No, no. No, no, he went on.

FRANK: Well, I think at this point there needs to be a focus on an immediate increase in spending and I think this is the time when deficit fear has to take a second seat.

GLENN: Stop. I think deficit fear needs to take a second seat. Hey, Stu, deficits aren't bad. Democrats now telling us deficits aren't bad.

STU: That's shocking, Glenn. I know that Halloween is close.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: And I have -- we're building a haunted house by our house just with people scaring people about the deficit.

GLENN: Oh, I know.

STU: Because I --

GLENN: It's David Walker. I got this kid dressed up as David Walker all the time. It's funny.

STU: Who would be scared about the deficit in a time like this.

GLENN: No, nobody would be scared of the deficit. Look, look, let's just break this down because I mean, to hell with common sense. Let's just break this down and let's just be real for a second. You know if you've lost your job or you're going through a real financial crunch, the last thing you worry about is crippling debt. You know what I mean? That's the last thing you worry about. Oh, debt, schmebt. I think, quite honestly I think our grandparents who lived through the Great Depression would beat anybody who's saying these things, I think they would beat them to death with Nerf shovels, I really do. And that would be tough because they're Nerf shovels. Just beat them to death with a shovel. How could you possibly think that when you're facing these things, debt needs to take a back seat? It's not like -- you know, we're at the top of the debt ceiling. It's not like debt's a new idea. "Hey, you know what? We're going to get through this. Let's just put this on our credit card." It's not like that. This is like the government defaults on debt. There's a -- we're talking, do you remember the outrage of the $700 billion spending package? Remember that? "Oh, my gosh, $700 billion, but that's just so much." This is half! This is half of that spending package and everybody's like....

If I may just point out one thing. The key phrase you're going to hear for the next 18 months is, "Yes, but... that's nothing compared to what we've already done. That's nothing to the compared to the $700 billion. That's nothing compared to the $300 billion. Well, this is just a fraction of just the spending packages that we've already done." You watch. That's coming. That's going to be the mantra.

Did Barney Frank say anything else?

FRANK: I do think this is the time for a very important dose of changenism. Yes, I believe --

GLENN: Stop, stop. What did he say? It's time for a very big dose of changelism? Changism? What. Wait a minute. Stu?

STU: Was that a word or a phrase?

GLENN: I think it's time for a very high dose of changelism. I think it's changism, changelism?

STU: That's like change by vandalism. Like it's like, it kind of --

GLENN: Which is so very appropriate, isn't it? It really is. Change by vandalism. "You're going to change (making spray painting noises)." Put a big C on his chest in spray paint. Stop. Come on, we need somebody -- freak jury, what is he saying here? We need a big dose of changelism.

STU: Can we get that word isolated here, Dan? We need to figure out what that is. Because it's probably something brilliant if it came from Barney Frank, I'm sure.

GLENN: What a dope. Massachusetts, we're about to kick you out of the union.

STU: Well, see, the thing is you can't kick Massachusetts out of the union. We have to talk about this, because you have to maybe kick Western Pennsylvania out of the union first because if you're going to elect a guy who not only calls our troops murderers and is completely wrong but then also calls his own constituents racist and rednecks, then we might need to eject you over to, I don't know, whatever country.

GLENN: Changelism and then give me a little bit of -- give me changelism, then a little Murphy.

FRANK: Dose of changelism.

GLENN: We need a heavy dose of changenism. What the hell is changenism? You know what, get Barney Frank's office on. Get Barney Frank's office on the phone. I want a definition of changenism. He said we need a heavy dose of changenism. I need to know what it is.

STU: All right. Let me check that.

GLENN: Hang on. Is there more?

FRANK: Changelism. I think there should be heavy tax increases. I think there are very rich people down there who we can tax at a pointed down the road and recover some of this money.

GLENN: That's unbelievable. Just unbelievable. Okay. So big spending coming our way. Did you notice he didn't talk -- he didn't even address the tax cuts. Nowhere in there -- I mean, sorry, not tax cuts. Spending cuts. "Yes, and I think we can go down the road, I'm hoping we can maybe cut back on some of our spending... we can tax the bat snot out of some of these rich people. That's the kind of changenism that we need. That's the kind of changenism I've been hoping for. I don't know about you. It's the heavy dose of changenism that I've been looking for.

Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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