Glenn Beck: Obama's promises

Glenn:  So, here it is.  Here are some of the things that Barack Obama has promised he would do and then my prediction of what would actually happen.  First, taxes.  Give a tax break to 95 percent of Americans.  Odds of that happening, well, seeing that, you know, 95 percent of America doesn't pay taxes, pretty low, but cutting checks to people who don't pay any income tax, let me tell you, that's a lock.  Yeah.  That one's going to happen.  Unfortunately for the rest of, you know, America, the budget shortfall makes this one darn near impossible.  I'm really sorry, but it's that damn George W. Bush.  This economy!  You know, that's what's going to be said.  It's that George W. Bush.  Look.  The economy is much worse than I thought it was.  Wait a minute.  Weren't you meeting with Warren Buffet and everybody?  By the way, didn't he lose, like, 70 percent of his value there in Berkshire Hathaway?  Anyway, the next one is restore Clinton era tax rates on top income earners.  I think this one's going to be said, Well, we just can't keep it at the Clinton levels because of all the damage that George Bush did to our economy.  They'll be running against George Bush just like everyone has run against Herbert Hoover.  Can we just run against the real people once in awhile, the people who are still having influence?  Do you know what I'm saying?  The tax rates of Clinton era are not going to be -- he's going to say can't do it.  In fact, I wish I could do it, but it's got to be higher.  That's what's coming.  It's much worse than I thought it was.  He said if you make under $250,000, you will not see your tax increase by a single dime, not your income taxes, not your payroll taxes, not your capital gains taxes, nothing.  If you make over $250,000, you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime.  That's a lock.  That one's going to happen.  Well, I think the whole thing will be, you know, I promised that I'm not going to raise your taxes by a single dime and they're going to go up about 100,000 dimes.  So -- no, I'm just -- he says he's going to dramatically simplify tax filing so that millions of Americans will now be able to do their taxes in less than five minutes.  I like to call that a flat tax, but not Barack Obama.  I think what he's going to say is, Look, now you can either try and find deductions or just pay this simplified rate, right here.  It's 50 percent.  Isn't that easy?  How simple that -- he's always looking out for you, kid, yeah!  We have Jim on the phone.  Yes, Jim.  Go ahead.

Caller:  Hi, Glenn.  I'm listening to you.  It's very interesting about his campaign proposals.  Listen, even he's talking about a lot about tax credits and I'm wondering if I would qualify for one because I'm in middle of reading the Christmas Sweater and I really need some extra money for Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil and --

Glenn:  See, I just don't think that that really is necessary.  He says he's going to give American businesses a $3,000 tax credit for every job they create in the U.S.  I think that's fantastic, especially with the unions coming.  $3,000 tax cut?  What he's going to say is now, finally, all those people who aren't hiring somebody because of a $60 a week difference can hire somebody, with all that extra money.  Shouldn't you give some to the unions or to the DNC?  Really?  I can't wait for -- 3,000 -- Stu, how many jobs can we create with that $3,000 tax credit?  That's $60 a week for companies.

Stu:  The problem is going to be office space because we're just going to fill the entire place up.

Glenn:  He says he's going to eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-up companies.  We can't -- do you know what?  We can't do that because our other policies have turned so many big businesses into small ones.  Now we just can't afford to do that.  Eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000.  I think the response will be:  Luckily our health care plan is going to eliminate most seniors.  Stu, you think this might be a little harsh?  I mean, this is -- we're trying to bring people together, give them hope.


Stu:  Well, again I think --

Glenn:  I've got it.

Stu:  Sow, you've got it?

Glenn:  Seniors, you're going to meet Jesus soon.  That's a happy thing.  Don't you think?

Stu:  Exactly.  Who wouldn't want to meet J.C.?  He's the man.

Glenn:  You call him J.C.?  He doesn't let me call him J.C.

Stu:  We're kind of tight.

Glenn:  He's still on the Call me Lord kind of thing.

Stu:  I think after awhile you get kind of --

Glenn:  Really?

Stu:  He'll come around.

Glenn:  What's it like to be you?  Then he wants to expand the child and dependent care tax credit and I think the response to that -- that one's going to happen because he's going to say, We're happy to make you dependent on the government.  Even in the process of birthing children, we want to be right there.  Can we cut the cord for you?  No, no, no, no, never cut the cord.  Expand the earned income tax credit.  I believe Barack Obama's response will be, We feel kind of weird about this because you didn't really earn that money.  We just allowed you to collect it, but that's just a technicality.  Create a universal mortgage credit.  I think the thinking here is if we encourage people to enter into contracts with companies that they can't honor, well, that will encourage companies to enter contracts with people who can't honor contracts.  Everybody wins.  Create a small business health tax credit.  Translation:  That's not really government health care if the government is just paying for it, negotiates prices, and telling businesses that they have to do it.  It's completely different than universe sat health care.  Provide a $500 make work pay tax credit to small businesses.  I don't even -- provide a $500 make work tax credit to small businesses.  I don't know what that means exactly, but I think that's part of the Obama universal raise program.  You know, the bastard companies that are going out of business should be paying you more, obviously!  By the way, two senators in Ohio -- I'm sorry -- two Congressmen in Ohio, it's my understanding that were fighting for DHL.  One of them was in Ohio and Ohio was going to shut down their big plant, you know, the DHL -- I don't even know what it is, some sort of handling center and they were going to shut it down and Congress got involved ad tried to tell DHL you must keep these plants open because they were important to this guy's community.  You must keep these plants open.  DHL looked at him, we're going out of business, man.  What are you talking about?  Well, you're going to keep these plants open.  Out of business!  What part of that don't you under -- do you speak English here, because I could speak German.  Do you speak English here?  I mean, it's crazy.  You will leave it open!  We'll leave it open.  People can walk through.  Lots of space available very soon.  We're DHL.  Reggie

Caller:  Hi, Glenn.  I'm listening to your coverage of Obama's plans and it's very interesting.  You mentioned universal health care.  Do you have the details of that plan?

Glenn:  No, I don't, Reggie.

Caller:  Because I'm wondering if they cover testosterone injections because I'm reading The Christmas Sweater and all masculinity has been sucked out of my being.

Glenn:  Let me go to the next one, provide a $1,000 emergency energy rebate to families.  It's an emergency.  We've got to do it.  Quick!  Don't even think!  A thousand dollar emergency income rebate to families.  I think Obama's response will be I'm happy to implement our emergency rebate plan, also known os our plan we announced when gas was $4 a gallon and electricity and natural gas weren't at six year lows, but we're stuck with it now.  So we're going to -- it's an emergency.  Energy, he said he would spend $15 billion a year on renewable sources of energy.  I think Obama's requesting to say I'm just going to make this check directly out to Al Gore.  By the way, did you see the New York Times editorial with Al Gore?  Are -- the solutions to our economic problems are also the solutions to global warming.  Oh, my gosh, what a coincidence.  That's fantastic!  I mean, Al, thank you, thank you for Internet, thank you for the solutions to not only saving the world but saving America.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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