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.

On the Basis of Sex. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that you probably didn't expect those five words to come out of me this morning. No, that's not my version of a clickbait headline to get you to pay attention — although that probably just happened — but this is the title to the new movie based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Progressives and liberals have been hovering over YouTube like a pack of rabid wolves, anxiously awaiting the first trailer to drop. And — three days — they got their wish. Something in the last few seconds caught my ear. Watch:

Now my first thought after hearing that went something like this: The word "freedom" is literally the fifth frigging word in the first sentence of the First Amendment. It shows up for the second time just two sentences later. How do you screw that up? I always assumed that liberal Hollywood movie makers had never really read the Constitution, but this is just sad.

But my second thought was that maybe they don't consider the Bill of Rights actually part of the Constitution. However, according to the National Constitution Center, the Bill of Rights officially became part of the Constitution — not a separate document — when it was ratified in 1791. This is rather easy to fact check, so there's really no excuse here.

But then I had another thought. Either liberal Hollywood forgot that the Constitution changed in 1791, or they actually prefer the vaguer pre-1791 version of the Constitution where God-given rights can be excluded if the state so pleases. Think about it. The Bill of Rights is the single greatest roadblock to the radical Left's "progress." Do you hate the fact that private gun ownership encourages self reliance and personal freedom? Do you also hate the fact that dissenting views, opinions and speech can't be silenced and crushed? Then the Bill of Rights is a clear and present danger to your agenda. It's enemy number one.

The new Left that is radically moving toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791.

You see, the new Left that is radically moving further toward the extreme absolutely abhors the year 1791. They wish it never happened. The Bill of Rights is a constant reminder that some FREEDOMS can't be given by the government, they're granted by GOD. And that thought — you being aware of that — scares the hell out of them.

Now, it's possible I thought too much into this. It's also possible the screen writer made a simple mistake and thought Ruth Bader Ginsburg was actually born before 1791, figuring it would be a nice tip of the hat to her longevity. I can actually see how you could make that mistake. But it's also possible that this is a sign of the times we live in.

The Bill of Rights is under attack, maybe more now than ever. It's never been more important to let the Constitution of 1791 be our guide, true north and lighthouse.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.

How did this slip by?

The Left has been foaming at the mouth waiting for this movie to drop and when the trailer finally hit the interwebs, it ended with an embarrassing factual error about the Constitution.

What will happen when the Titan kneels?

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You can tell that the NFL season is approaching because you can hear the whining from highly-paid athletes as they prepare their kneepads for some kneeling.

In May, the NFL instated a policy that penalizes players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem," the statement said. "The Commissioner will impose appropriate discipline on league personnel who do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."

Tennessee Titan's defensive end Jurrell Casey has decided that he will continue his whining and kneeling.

"I'm going to take my fine," Casey said in an interview. "It is what it is, I ain't going to let them stop me from doing what I want to do. If they want to have these battles between players and organizations, this is the way it's going to be."

Maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics.

He added that "At the end of the day, we got to do a job, but I will continue to use my platform to keep on speaking up."

Yes, he does have a job to do. And that job is playing football. His bosses have made it clear that political activism is not part of the job. Who knows, maybe Casey can find work elsewhere. I hear that Universities love to hire self-righteous ranting lunatics. There's also Starbucks. They need a self-righteous CEO.

All anyone can talk about right now is Russia and collusion, and for good reason. Special Counsel Robert Mueller just indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers for cyber attacks and the hacking of cyber-systems in energy, nuclear, water, and manufacturing sectors which you can read about here.

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The Trump-Russia scandal, in a word, is maniacal. There are many moving parts that are very hard to solve — or simply don't want to be solved. All of these are "mysteries wrapped in an enigma," asserted Glenn on Wednesday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program."



From the curious case of Imran Awan to the hacking of DNC servers to "Russian" meddling in elections via social media, all of these deserve scrutiny.

On today's episode, Glenn examined seven scandals that make up the Russia connection:

  1. Russian operatives who used social media to divide Americans during the 2016 election.
  2. The meeting at Trump Tower between Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.
  3. The Fusion GPS Dossier funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
  4. Voter fraud in Illinois.
  5. Hillary Clinton's emails.
  6. Imran Awan. Awan was an IT staffer for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who was part of a federal investigation and was arrested on bank fraud charges.
  7. Lastly, the 2016 DNC email leaks.

For the entire explanation, tune into the podcast below:


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn Beck argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.

Tribe one is the #Resistance. They are the ones who believe that everything President Trump does is bad. They're also the ones who call for impeachment and who label President Trump a "treasonous traitor" even before a summit with a foreign leader takes place.

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Those, according to Glenn's analysis, include groups like Think Progress, who published an article suggesting that women's rights would be rolled back if the President's SCOTUS nominee is confirmed by the Senate. This tribe also includes progressive talking heads and far Left publications and politicians like The New York Times and Hillary Clinton.

Tribe two are those who defend the President and his actions at all costs. He can do no wrong. These are the people who deny the President's mistakes. They believe the President is a master chess player and everyone else is a pawn in Trump's game.

Both who operate in tribes one and two maintain a "win at all costs" mentality. They don't care what happens as long as their side wins. Glenn calls this a "cult of personality madness."

Tribe three are those who are "free thinkers." These people question the President with boldness and aim for intellectual honesty when evaluating the President's policies and behavior.

Glenn believes tribe one and tribe two are smaller than tribe three.

So, what do all these tribes have to do with Trump and the Russians? Find out in the clip below.

Where do you fall when it comes to Trump and Russia?

When it comes to Donald Trump, Glenn argues that there are three tribes that categorize the way people examine him regarding his foreign and domestic policy.


This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.