Glenn Beck: Big Auto bailout?

GLENN: Now, on the Big Three auto manufacturers, here's one thing you have to keep in mind. The automakers need the money because congress has imposed environmental regulations and forced them to retool to meet the obligations. So they are like, "Okay, we don't have the money to do that." But here's the other thing, and this bothers me so much. Somebody called me just last hour and said, "Oh, Glenn, my grandma wants to know what's the problem with socialism." Well, here's the problem with socialism. It again takes away your choice. Unions are part of socialism. Unions are going to get stronger and stronger and stronger in this country and then what happens to business? Well, what happens to business is the Big Three automakers.

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Try this one on. Right now the hourly compensation for the Big Three is $73.20 an hour. You work for GM, you work for Ford, you work for Chrysler, $73.20 an hour. Toyota is $48 an hour. Compared to the average compensation for management and professional workers, it is $47 an hour. If you manufacture goods, $13 an hour. And all workers nationwide, it's $28 an hour. Now, should you be providing billions of dollars to bail out the companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler that compensate their workers 52.5% more than the market, assuming Toyota wages and benefits are market? 54% than management and professional workers? 132% more than the average manufacturing wage? 157% more than the average compensation of all American workers? I don't think so. It's the unions. It's the unions. You can bail them out all you want, guys, and I -- you know that GM is near and dear to my heart. I am a believer in GM. I am a believer in the future of GM. I am a guy who's driven GM products forever. I had GMs in my garage long before I ever started doing work for GM. So you know where I come from on GM. But you know what? My values are my values and even though General Motors is one of my biggest sponsors, I'm not going to tell you that I'm for this bailout if I'm not, and I'm also not going to avoid it. GM has to make their own decisions; I have to make my own decisions. I will tell you that GM makes an unbelievable vehicle. I will tell you that I have met with the people at GM and I really, truly believe these guys get it. I also believe that GM and all of the automakers have a gun pointed to their heads. They have a gun pointed to their heads by congress and the unions. They are up against a wall and they are looking at it going, guys, help us, please help us. And I understand it, and part of me, because it's congress' fault, part of me says we've got to go in there and save them, because it is the people's representative that has done it to them. Congress has created this mess, but I am not going to create a bigger mess by getting them involved. Somebody, somebody, somebody knows the value of GM and once they can get out of these ridiculous union contracts, if they have to fold, then they fold. And you know what, unions? You did it. Somebody will come in and buy those assets. Somebody will -- I mean, the brains that are behind the cars that are coming, I mean, the Volt is unbelievable. I've driven the hydrogen car. That ain't gonna sit on a shelf. Now I hope to God that it's an American company because we've all been duped when we said, "Oh, well, they are all made in America." But the money goes overseas. Even if they're providing the jobs at Toyota here in America to build those cars, we have become a slave nation. We have become a working nation. We don't own the car. We don't own the company. We're just making it. We're Mexico. Well, I don't want to be Mexico. It does matter if you buy American. But because of these damn unions, why would we write a check as the American people, why would we do it, when 157%, 157% pay increase as opposed to the average American worker, 157%. And by the way, it ain't that expensive to live in Detroit. You can buy houses now for 10 bucks a pop. Of course, you do need to have an armored car to get your kids to school. It's an absolute national tragedy, but this is where the government is going and they are going to do it as a payoff to the unions, they are going to do it as a payoff to healthcare. You watch. It's going to be tied into healthcare. You may not see it right away but you will see it. It will happen. And meanwhile the rest of the world just wants to build a global society.

You know, I just -- did anybody else just want to take a break from the news? Is there anybody else that is feeling like me, that you just, you're seeing this stuff coming, you've seen this stuff coming for two years. You know, we've been talking about what was coming and what was coming and now, you know -- I mean, is it new to you that now the prime minister of Great Britain says it's time for a new global society, that he wants a global society that will have a consensus on tax? We're going to listen to Europe about taxes? And with Obama you know he'll do it. It's this collectivist society. It's, "We're better than that, we all can work together." Well, workers of the world unite.

I was just in Texas last week and I was giving a speech on Friday to a bunch of entrepreneurs. They have been brought in from all over the country by Shell. And so I'm talking to them and afterwards they had some groups that were -- that had broken off and I went to speak to them individually and just take questions and answers. The same question was asked in each room, two, the two questions. First two in each room. First one was what do you really think about Obama. And I'm like, like I've been holding back? I said, you know what I really think about Obama, but here's new information. He's our President. If he fails, we fail. We cannot afford to have him fail. This isn't the 1970s. No matter what everybody wants to say, "Oh, well, we've had Jimmy Carter," this is not 1977. This is a different time. This is entirely different. We cannot afford this man to fail. We must support him. We cannot sell out our values. We must know the Constitution. We must know that a global consensus on tax is nothing like our founding fathers had envisioned, nothing. And that will lead to our demise. But we have to have him succeed.

The other, the next question was what's coming our way, and let me tell you something. In 32, 33 years of my doing broadcast, never, never have I felt a time where Americans were more frightened than they are right now. Americans know something wicked this way comes. They know, and they're frightened. I've never sensed it. It was palpable in the rooms. Let me tell ya quickly, what comes our way is bad. It is -- I really, truly believe. I don't know if it's going to be an event or just an unspiraling, but it's bad. But with that being said, so was September 11th. But September 11th led to September 12th, and Americans are fighters. We're winners. We never give up. It's always when we're down on the mat, where everybody is counting us out that we rise up. And then we start swinging. That's when we're at our best is when we're down. So have a healthy fear of what is coming. Prepare yourself for what is coming and do that by preparing yourself temporally in the things you need, of the food, saving your money. Look for ways to cut back. Prepare yourself there but also prepare yourself spiritually and prepare yourself intellectually, on knowing the Constitution, know what you really, truly believe in and we're going to be fine. In the long run it's going to be a time where we are around our families, our families are around us. It will be a good time in America, just like you could concentrate on how bad it was on September 12th because we were all freaking out and we were all bad, we didn't know if it was the end of our country, we could go back and look at September 12th as that but nobody does. Because the bright, it was so light in comparison to the darkness and that is what's going to happen again. The dark is going to grow very, very vivid. But as anybody who's ever lived in Seattle and then moved to some place like Phoenix or Tampa, anybody who knows, shadows can only be very, very dark and vivid and bold if the light is not covered by clouds, if the light is just so vivid itself. So good things are coming in disguise as hard things.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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