Glenn Beck: Obama's $1.2 trillion 'plan'


The Obama National Anthem...

GLENN: Today Barack Obama is stepping to the plate and going to spend $1.2 trillion of your money and my money, $1.2 trillion. He says trillion dollar deficits are going to be many years to come, trillion dollar. I -- holy -- what about that war we couldn't afford? I mean, it seems like a bargain discount now, doesn't it? Trillion dollar deficits.

Now, here's the great thing, and I know everybody's going to feel -- I know everybody's going, "Glenn, what are you worried about? Please! You're freakin' out." Don't you see? We've already spent this kind of money before. We're now spending -- our debt is going to be about 8.5 of GDP. 8.5 of gross. So everything we make, we're going to take 8% of that and throw it into debt. We've done that before. In fact, I think we got as high as 11% and we did that in World War II. And they want to point out that right after World War II, as soon as we got that pesky thing done, we paid off that debt and everything was great.

Okay. Stop the music for a second. Let me just apply common sense. Remember yesterday I told you that we were going to start applying common sense. We weren't going to play by all the rules that everybody wants us to play, we weren't going to look through things, through the little prism that they've created for us. We were going to just use common sense. So let's use common sense on $1.2 trillion that is being spent on infrastructure and things that are really going to get us going again. They are going to create all these new jobs. And once we get this economy chugging again, well, then we're going to be able to pay off this huge debt. Don't forget, you know, pay no attention to the $56 trillion of, not debt but promises that we've already made. Promises, they are promises. I love this one. This is what President Bush has said recently: No, no, no, the $2 trillion? What are you talking about, $2 trillion? No, no, no, that's part of just promises that we've made. We've only -- the TARP, we only used $350 billion. But wait a minute, it's not even $2 trillion, President Bush. It's now, what is it, $7.6 trillion? It's up to 8 now? $8 trillion since October. The government will say we didn't spend that money. No, you only promised people that you would give them that money. Again if I use common sense, let's say you go into a bank and the bank says, "Okay, let's see, you want to buy a million dollar house. Okay. Let me see your income. Okay, that's going to -- let's see. Hang on just a second. You have no debt whatsoever?" "No, uh-uh, I don't have any debt." "Wait a minute, you're not making payments on anything? You didn't borrow anything else?" "Nope, uh-uh." "So all of your income is free?" "Uh-huh. I don't owe anybody anything." "Wait a minute, what is this?" "Oh, don't worry about that. That's just promises I've made." "Well, this shows that 100% of your salary has been promised to somebody else." "Yes, but I haven't spent it. I've only promised it to other people. So can we j ust put our loan through?" "No! Get the hell out of the bank!" That's what common sense would tell you. But here, uh-uh, common sense doesn't tell you that because people want you to look through a prism that has nothing to do with common sense. "Oh, well, it's just magic. We've done it before." Okay, it's not really magic now, is it? "No, it's actually highly technical, probably so technical, you know, that you little people can't understand." Well, wait a minute, give me a shot, will you? "Okay. Well, you spend this money to make money." "Okay, I think I agree with that. But how much money are you spending and how exactly are you going to make it back?" "Well, just the way we did in World War II. We spent all that money in World War II. 11% of our GDP. That's more than we're spending now in relation to our GDP, so -- and look at what happened." "Okay, all right. Well, let's just compare a few things. Didn't we in World War II develop the jet engine?" "Well, yes, of course we did." "Didn't we also do something, I don't remember what -- oh, yeah, the Manhattan Project?" "Well, it was -- yeah, sure." "Didn't we also build dams?" "Well, yeah, of course we did." "Didn't we also build the first highway system?" "Of course we did." "Okay. What are you doing with the $1.2 trillion?"

Obama is so proud of this that he's actually having these mayors stand on stage with him today when they make the announcement that it's going to be gigantic spending just to get the economy moving. For instance, in towns like Miami. You have the mayor of Miami coming and he's going to talk about the noteworthy projects a lot like the Manhattan Project of a water slide. Oh, and there's a BMX and dirt bike trail at Virginia Key Park. And then they are going to build a Miami Rowing Club building and then there will be the Virginia Key Beach museum. In Trenton, New Jersey they have got 34 requests. They are going to do the Trenton Club renovation project, the Port of Trenton, that is my favorite, people come from all over the world to see the Port of Trenton museum. Then, of course, there's the Eagle Tavern development. I mean, you gotta drink. Then the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island is going to be there. He's going to talk about the Roger Williams Park Zoo. Roger Williams, didn't he sell more albums than Elvis and Boxcar Willie combined? He's going to be in from Providence and he's going to talk about the new polar bear exhibit that they want to build and soccer field improvements. Then the mayor from Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, is talking about the Philadelphia zoo. They are going to -- oh... oh, I didn't know this! They're doing the Big Cat Falls? Yeah! Finally they are going to build a nice waterfall. Well, now I want to go to the Philadelphia zoo and so does everyone from planet Earth. So when I look at the water slide, the BMX dirt trails and the Big Cat Falls and I compare them to the invention of the jet engine and the Manhattan Project and cheap plentiful energy from falling water, hmmm.

Why does this make a difference? Because the reason we could pay off the debt that we incurred in World War II is because what we invested the money in changed the face of the Earth. We were the ones who owned the technology. We were the ones who invented it. We were the best at building it. And so when the war ended, we used that to create private stuff and the world came beating a path to our door because we had something that everybody wanted. I'm sorry, but I don't think that the BMX dirt bike -- of course, the Port of Trenton Museum is pretty good, and there are going to be nice soccer field improvements in Providence, Rhode Island. So maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm just -- you're crazy, Glenn, shut up. We're marching to socialism and we've got lots of friends who are marching with us.

A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

Watch the video clip below to hear Stewart explain:

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

Watch the video clip below to catch the conversation:

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

If Donald Trump was a dictator, then what do we call President Biden? In Biden's first nine months in office, he has already issued 64 executive orders – that's more than Trump, Obama, W. Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Reagan each issued in their entire first years in office.

You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn explained why he wouldn't be surprised to see our supply chain collapse and empty shelves in America in the near future. Shortages are already wrecking our economy, China (where many of our goods are still made) is facing an energy shortage, and the Biden administration sure seems to be doing everything it can to make things worse.

Glenn noted a serious warning from American CEO Mike Beckham: "There's a major storm brewing in the supply chain," Beckham wrote on Twitter.

Thanks to China's centrally planned system, electricity shortages are causing huge delays in product manufacturing. In fact, some items are facing a 33 percent cut in production. "It could dramatically impact every [American's] life next year. But almost no one knows about it yet," Beckham warned.

Glenn went on to explain exactly what this means for you — and what you can do to prepare.

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn break it down:


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