Glenn Beck: Obama Will 'Bankrupt' Coal Industry

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GLENN: Well, here we are, one day before D-day. Welcome to the program. Third most listened to show in all of America, from New York City. I'm glad you're here. Aye-yi-yi. Wake up, America! Wake up! You know what? I've never -- I was thinking before I went on the air today I've never had so much audio of a candidate that should just destroy the candidate. Never. I mean, I don't even -- you know, you don't need to say, well, no, I think that he doesn't have a valid birth certificate. Just play the audio of him talking. And every time something comes out, you know, what was it? Last week, two weeks ago it was Joe the plumber. "Well, redistribution of wealth is a good thing." No, it's not. Then last week it was, "You know, they didn't take the fundamental restraints that those crazy founding fathers put into the Constitution." I mean, every week it's something else. This week, let's try a little coal action. Here are two cuts for you. Listen to the first one. Here's Barack Obama.

OBAMA: Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

GLENN: Stop, stop. You notice he's just like, you know, they're necessarily going to skyrocket. But listen to what his explanation is because, "Oh, that's taken out of context." No, no. He talks about how it's all going to work out in the end. Listen to this.

OBAMA: Regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad, because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers. You can already --

GLENN: Stop, stop, stop. So far I haven't heard the bright spot for you, the consumer. Here we are in this economy and he wants electricity to skyrocket and all of these companies to retrofit their plants. Now, he predicted that crazy people like me would actually say -- listen. Listen to the prophet Moses -- I'm sorry, Obama, speak.

OBAMA: You can already see what the arguments are going to be during the general election. People will say, Obama and Al Gore, these folks, they are going to destroy the economy; this is going to cost us $8 trillion or whatever their number is. If you can't persuade the American people that, yes, there's going to be some increase in electricity rates on the front end --

GLENN: Wait, stop just a second. Some increase? You just said electricity costs will skyrocket. That's not some increase. That's skyrocketing increases, to use your own, you know, your own language here. Whatever, I don't know if I'm being nitpicky, but there's a difference between some increase and skyrocketing energy prices.

OBAMA: But over the long term because of the combinations of more efficient energy usage and changing light bulbs and -- also technology improving how we can produce clean energy.

GLENN: Get a new blender.

OBAMA: If we can't make that argument persuasively enough, you can be Lyndon Johnson. You are not going to get that done.

GLENN: Or unless, unless you control congress and you don't have a filibuster. Then that cap and trade, that changity changity change is coming our way. Isn't that great? By the way, here's Cut 2 of the coal thing. By the way, this interview is not a new interview. This is strangely yet another piece that the press only found last night. Here we go. Here's Cut Number 2 of Barack Obama's coal plan.

VOICE: Alternative including coal?

OBAMA: Let me sort of describe my overall policy. What I've said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is more -- that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive than anybody else's out there. That was the first call for 100% --

GLENN: Stop just a second. That is fantastic, by the way. That will make us very, very competitive in the rest of the world. You know what? He's going to give businesses a $3,000 tax break to hire new people so they don't ship jobs overseas and that's going to make a very big difference when he's got the most aggressive energy tax on the planet. Gee, I think some things need energy to be able to be made. I think we've got to have -- well, we will have fluorescent light bulbs there on the workers floor. So that will help save pennies every hour. That's fantastic. How are you going to keep businesses here? Oh, I know how he'll do it. He'll start penalizing those companies. He'll start penalizing those companies that try to move workers overseas. So we'll make it even more business-friendly. I mean, Rupert Murdoch who is a Democrat, by the way, has come out today and said this guy's going to be a disaster for the economy. If anybody has actually read The Forgotten Man by Amity Shlaes that, you know, we talked about two years ago on this program -- I beg you, please read it -- you are seeing it all. It's all here. This is it, gang. This is the kind of policy that caused the Great Depression. Remember, stock market crash of '29. It wasn't until '33 that things just went to hell in a hand basket. In 1933 that's when everything started to collapse. What a strange surprise and weird coincidence. That's when FDR came in and started screwing with absolutely everything, from energy to unions. Huh. That's weird.

So anyway, he goes on about coal.

OBAMA: An auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases that was emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are placed, imposed every year. So if somebody wants to build a coal powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum.

GLENN: Stop. Play it again, please. I'm sorry. Play that again. Coal, coal.

OBAMA: So if somebody wants to build a coal powered plant, they can. It's just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being --

GLENN: Stop for a second. "Coal, it's going to bankrupt them." I'm sorry. Can we have what Joe Biden said on the rope line when he was in Pennsylvania -- or when he was in Ohio. Here it is.

OBAMA: It's just that it will bank --

GLENN: Not that one.

BIDEN: No coal plants in America. Build them if they are going to build them over there, make them clean because you're killing us.

GLENN: Stop. No coal plants here, not going to build. And what did Obama say? Obama said that's ridiculous, that's ridiculous, we're going to -- this man has been lying to the American people. They never had any intent on building coal plants. They never had any intent of actually exploring for coal. They never had any of these intents. They have been lying the whole time. Oh, by the way, it's not just Obama and Biden. It's also the leader of the Senate, Harry Reid. Here's what Harry Reid said. Remember this?

REID: I would only add to what was just said about solar. We talk about cost competitiveness but one thing we failed to talk about is those costs that you don't see on the bottom line. That, coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It's global warming. It's ruining our country. It's ruining our world. We've got to stop using fossil fuel. We have for generations taken it out of the Earth, carbon out of the Earth and put it in the atmosphere and it's making us all sick.

GLENN: Okay, stop. I just want to -- let's just put this into perspective, please let's put this into perspective. He's going to run the coal industry and bankrupt the coal industry. You're not going to be able to have a new coal-fire power plant. You are not going to have one. In 2007, 49% of every bit of electricity came from coal. We are the Saudi Arabia of coal. In the shale in Colorado, you can pump out natural gas out of the shale. We're not doing any of it. Coal is dirty. That, you've got to be kidding me. I mean, I -- there's two Americas. John Edwards was right. There's two Americas. There's the America that still has a modicum of common sense and then there's the America that just isn't paying attention anymore, has just jumped on this socialist protectionist communist crazy train that they just want the handout. They just think that everything works in magic.

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Here are 5 RIDICULOUS moments from the Davos summit

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Glenn has been warning about the dangers of the World Economic Forum and The Great Reset, which is the WEF's goal to utilize the crises like the COVID pandemic to create a leftist Utopia. Now, these goals continue to take shape at the World Economic Forum summit in Davos. Here are five ridiculous moments from this year's summit that shed light on their ultimate vision Glenn has been warning about.

1. Ex-CNN host Brian Stelter hosts the WEF panel on "disinformation," calling for the criminalization of "hate speech" in the U.S.

The former host of Reliable Sources was fired from CNN in 2022 for raking in the network's worst ratings since 2019. CNN's CEO at the time, Chris Licht, accused Stelter of "drawing ire from conservatives" for misrepresenting the facts and propagating false narratives to demonize conservatives. Licht fired Stelter because he was a liability to CNN's attempt to "re-brand" itself as a "reliable" news source.

You would think the World Economic Forum could have found a more credible host for its "disinformation," than Brian Stelter, and it comes with little surprise Stelter's panel called for the continued censorship of conservatives.

Stelter asked his panel, "How does this discussion of disinformation relate to everything else happening today in Davos?"

Vice-President of the European Commission Vera Jourová answered "illegal hate speech" from right-wing extremists, and then called for the criminalization of hate speech in the U.S., asserting, "I think that we have a strong reason why we have this in the criminal law" within the EU.

As former Trump advisor Stephen Miller pointed out, Stelter's refusal to further challenge Jourová's call for censorship is indicative of his failed career as a journalist.

2. Al Gore warns of "rain bombs," "boiling oceans," and "xenophobia" as a result of climate change.

Gore's speech "speaks" for itself...

After asserting that we're creating an "open sewer" in the troposphere, Gore exclaimed:

That’s what’s boiling the oceans, creating these atmospheric rivers, and the rain bombs, and sucking the moisture out of the land, and creating the droughts, and melting the ice and raising the sea level, and causing these waves of climate refugees!
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Speaking of refugees, Gore blamed the mass migrations of people on... you guessed it... climate change! Of course this leads to "xenophobia" and "fascism," so if we hate "xenophobia" and "fascism," we need to stop climate change IMMEDIATELY. Plus the rain bombs...

Does this sound reminiscent of the "Man-Bear-Pig?"

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3. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann urges for 1 million people to NOT eat meat—predicting a "meatless future."

It wouldn't be a World Economic Forum summit if bugs didn't take center stage. Siemens AG Chairman Jim Hagemann said he was inspired by his 24-year-old daughter to stop eating meat to fight climate change and urged one million people to stop eating meat to balance out jet emissions—like the jets his fellow attendees used to travel to the conference?

Here's what he said:

If a billion people stop eating meat, I tell you, it has a big impact. Not only does it have a big impact on the current food system, but it will also inspire innovation of food systems."
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Of course, finding "alternative sources of protein" means... you guessed it... BUGS. The EU is already cutting down on cattle farms and promoting the building of insect farms to initiate this "protein transition."

4. John Kerry calls Davos attendees a "select group" with an "almost extraterrestrial" plan to save the planet.

Kerry's opening speech at Davos shows the type of elitism the attendees believe about themselves. They are the "special ones" who can gather at a Swiss resort town to discuss how to "save the planet" and the "little people" who are too ignorant to have a say in the matter. His words speak for themselves:

When you start to think about it, it's pretty extraordinary that we — select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives — are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet [...] I mean, it's so almost extraterrestrial to think about saving the planet [...] f you say that to most people, most people think you're just a crazy, tree-hugging, lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, or whatever, and there's no relationship. But really, that's where we are.
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Well, not everyone was amused...

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson called Kerry’s words, "Liberal delusions of grandeur." Jordan Peterson also tweeted, "Who are you going to sacrifice to save the planet, @JohnKerry -- and do you think and how will you ensure that they have any say in the matter?"

5. Davos attendees traveled on more than 1,000 private jets to the conference.

Greenspace, an environmentalist research group, estimates the total emissions used by Davos attendees on their private jets while traveling to the conference is equivalent to "about 350,000 average cars."

Greenspace also found that 53 percent of all private jet trips were short-haul flights of less than 470 nautical miles that "could have easily been train trips." This comes amid the EU's push to ban short-distance flights and opt for train travel instead, which many continue to point out.

Closing thoughts

What once sounded like conspiracy theories are now taking shape amongst the global elites at Davos. As Glenn continues to shed light on the dangers of the World Economic Forum, here's how YOU can fight back against their goals that threaten our freedoms and democracy.

In honor of the World Economic Forum summit in Davos, we would like to resurrect this gem from Glenn's Instagram archive. If "the Great Reset" doesn't work out, Schwab should consider reaching out to the Bond franchise for a Plan-B career.

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PROOF the World Economic Forum wants you eating... BUGS!

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As the World Economic Forum continues to meet in Davos about building a more "sustainable" future, Glenn's warning on a seemingly outlandish sustainability goal is becoming reality: eating bugs!

In its 2023 Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum called for the "transition to net-zero, nature-positive food" to fight "food insecurity." In other words, the WEF imagines a future with minimal meat and maximum "zero-emissions food"—like bugs—as consumers' main source of protein. This is a part of "the Great Reset," the agenda proposed by the World Economic Forum in 2020, urging leaders to take advantage of the COVID-19 crisis to restructure the "world order" to bring about a leftist Utopia.

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Major news outlets like the BBC have promoted insect farms as a sustainable food source to "reduce the reliance on everyday meat eating."

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So what's the big concern about eating bugs? As the video points out, many cultures throughout the world have been eating insects for centuries—many consider them a delicacy! The issue with the WEF's push for insects isn't merely the option to eat bugs. If someone wants to munch on some grasshoppers, nothing is stopping them! The major concern is the way in which the WEF wants to mandate insect consumption, and, consequentially, destroy the beef industry.

According to the same 2023 Risk Report, the WEF calls for "radical policy measures" to bring about the food transition to zero-net-emissions food, like insects. This means imposing such a burden on the dairy and cattle industries that it renders them impossible to function, paving the way for a new insect industry.

In the Netherlands, the EU's largest food exporter, the government is forcing the farmers to sell their land to the state unless they reduce the amount of nitrogen fertilizer used. However, without nitrogen fertilizer, it is nearly impossible for the farmers to produce enough food to feed the nation, not to mention turn a profit. Moreover, without nitrogen fertilizer, it will be impossible for cattle farmers to produce enough food to feed their cows. This is an impossible burden for farmers to bear, and they often capitulate and sell their land to the government, paving the way for a burgeoning insect industry. Is it any coincidence the EU is pushing for insects as a means of "food sufficiency" and combatting climate change?

If you think eating insects is a novel issue from across the pond, think again. There is a growing push for a "beef tax" in the U.S. to disincentivize beef consumption and incentivize alternative "sustainable" protein sources...like bugs. According to 2021, data, U.S. beef is a 79-billion-dollar-per-year industry, employing million across the U.S.'s 700,000 cattle farms. These stats don't even include the U.S.'s dairy industry. If the global environmentalists have their way, this major U.S. industry will be wiped out, wreaking havoc on our economy. Yet this government control over the "everyday person's" consumption is all too tantalizing.

As the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos to discuss how to achieve their "sustainable utopia," Glenn continues to advocate for the free market and the ability to choose our own consumer goods, rather than giving global elites the power to consolidate and mandate their "approved goods" for widespread consumption. Though consuming insects may seem like an outlandish idea that has no impact on our daily lives, it is a part of a larger movement to control our way of life to achieve a more sustainable future, threatening both our economy and our basic freedoms.

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