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GLENN: We talked yesterday a little bit about his fiscal stimulus package and some of the things that were in it like water slides and fixing up zoos, et cetera, et cetera, but here's one of my favorite. This comes from Alabama, it's a little town called Edwardville. They want $375 million of the stimulus package, $375 million. By the way, Edwardsville, Alabama has a population of 194 people. It is located near the Georgia border, 26 miles from the nearest big city of Anniston, population 24,000 people, and they have 33 proposals. They want $375 million. That's about $2 million per resident in Edwardsville.

Now, Edwardsville is kind of a hard -- it's hard to live there. I mean, there's 194 people that live there and they have the poverty rate of Nepal. The poverty level is at 28.7%. So there's not a lot of rich people that live there, but there are 194 people. So what are they going to do with the $375 million? Well, I mean, you could just give it to each resident and they would all be millionaires and then let them decide how to spend the money. I'm just sayin'. If I had $2 million, if the government was going to give me $2 million and there were only 194 of us, we could all figure out how to fix our town, couldn't we? Or you could let the government do it. And here's what they've decided to do. They are going to replace the street lights in Edwardsville and they are going to replace them with solar powered lights. So that way once they replace the street lights, you don't have to worry about spending the money. I mean, they got a poverty rate. You don't want to have to worry about spending the money to turn on the street lights. These will be solar powered street lights. They are also going to install solar panels on the town hall at $77,000. They are also going to build solar power recharging stations.

Now, Stu, let me ask you this: When you've got a -- when you have a town that has the poverty rate of Nepal, does this sound like an unbelievably fantastic idea or one of those, "Oh, my gosh, that's such a good idea; why didn't I think of it"?

STU: Well, Glenn, you can make fun of it all you want, but the truth is if you don't have solar powered street lights, then you're going to cause a massive global warming crisis.

GLENN: I understand that. I understand that. Listen.

STU: And then icebergs --

GLENN: Listen to me.

STU: -- crashing --

GLENN: Listen to me. We have a poverty rate of 28.7% in this town and what they're going to do is they are also, not only the street lights, not only the solar powered on town hall but they are also going to build solar powered recharging stations for electric golf carts and electric cars.

STU: For the -- they are going to -- the 28.5% poverty rate place is going to --

GLENN: 28.7%.

STU: Oh, 28.7, just in case people have --

GLENN: If they are running with their golf cart, they are running a little late on the links and they say to themselves, jeez, now I'm out of battery juice.

STU: Let me ask you this question: If you have -- sure, 28.5 poverty rate sounds high. Sure, Nepal in the United States sounds bad.

GLENN: Sure.

STU: But what is the poverty rate if Greenland melts and it coats all of this town in 4,000 feet of water? What's the poverty rate then?

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: What's the drowning rate?

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: Yeah, you don't know, do you?

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: Yeah, that's why you don't run Edwards --

GLENN: The mayor says, "Do you know how hard it is to fund some of these projects when your tax base is so low?" The solar powered recharging stations for your golf carts, it's really that hard, really, to fund them when your tax base is low. He said, we just breathed a sigh of relief when we found out about this stimulus package, especially since it has a focus on renewable energy. See what I mean?

STU: I'm sorry. How else are you going to play golf at night? I want to know.

GLENN: I don't know.

STU: You don't know, do you?

GLENN: The outlay of $54.4 million will also go for water pipelines beneath the roads to soak up the sun's rays and transfer the heat. This technology is currently being tried out in the Netherlands, which found that while the cost of installation was double that of normal gas heating, the system half the amount of energy required.

STU: Is it possible that the mayor of this --

GLENN: Hang on. You half the amount of energy required, but you double the cost. I'm sorry. I thought that just didn't make sense.

STU: Is it possible that the mayor has been trying out other things that are legalized in the Netherlands?

GLENN: You mean like prostitutes? Edwardsville's biggest proposed expenditure is for a renewable energy museum. It will be a renewable energy museum and information dissemination center. So if you ever want to go and see a museum, you know, see stuff like on old solar panels, you can drive to Edwardsville, which is just right down the street after a several hour drive to be able to see that.

STU: Well, if you want to see solar panels that are twice as expensive as the normal power that they use, you can just go to the street lamps. But if you want to see the old-timey solar panels that were four times as expensive, you can go to the museum.

GLENN: And if you are driving your golf cart, don't worry, you'll be able to recharge it there. This is insanity! At the same time that Barack Obama says that he is going to cut out the pork spending, you've got to be kidding me. Why -- they don't need pork to put it in congress. It's already in it! Again like we talked about yesterday, the common sense is dead. Like we said yesterday, everybody is saying that we need to spend money to make money. Well, you don't spend money -- when you use that phrase, "We've got to spend money to make money," yes, that's usually actually putting the money into something that will generate money later. We have a better chance of spending money on ink and printing presses. The idea of spending money to make money is not to build a bunch of crappy museums.

Yesterday we told you about the, what was it, the Trenton Port Museum? No, I don't think so. Nobody is going to -- nobody goes to museums! .

You know there's this museum that is exactly like this renewable energy just outside of, what is it, Twin Falls, Idaho. I drive by it all the time. And it's all about the inventor of television. It's the Farnsworth museum. And I'm fascinated by Farnsworth, a boy who was in school when they were talking about how do you put images and send them through the air. And nobody could figure it out, and he was plowing this field and he realized, oh, my gosh, if we just take a picture and break it up in lines, I think we could send something like the field. And he had this great idea, and it became television. Well, I've always wanted to stop by that museum. I don't go! Because nobody has time to do the stupid museum! I mean, how much money did they spend on the Farnsworth museum? I hope that it was all privately funded, but in today's world I doubt it was. Now we're taking all of these, this money for museums. That is not the same as building a dam for hydroelectric power.

Let me ask you this: They are saying that the job numbers is the largest job number loss in 26 years. We now have, today's numbers, now since 1944, right -- or 1945. The last time the country lost this many jobs was 1945. Well, wait a minute. Wasn't that the beginning of the big boom for America? The answer is yes. So why was there such a huge loss in 1945? Because the government shed the jobs. The government didn't employ people anymore. The government didn't -- they weren't making tanks. But Ford was making aircraft engines and they turned that plant, starting in 1945, into their largest car manufacturing plant. People took the technology that was used for the war and used by the government and developed by the government money to be able then turn it into private industry. Private industry? Water slides? Zoos? This is infrastructure? We're talking about repairing bridges now, not inventing nuclear power. We took nuclear power. We funded the Manhattan Project. It totally transformed the world. We took and we developed the jet engine. It totally transformed the world. I'm sorry, but the renewable energy in our street lamps is not going to transform the world. So when the government money stops, what have you built that can now be used as the private sector to create new jobs? You've built nothing. This is not long-term thinking. This is short-term death.

 

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"Who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger. That doesn't make sense, why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [the Democrats] will have evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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