Glenn Beck: Thank you, Capitalism!


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GLENN: You know, people will say, "Well, France isn't that bad. You know, I mean, how bad is it? They don't have capitalism. They are a socialist state. It's not that bad." Well, let me ask you this: What has France brought us besides the Statue of Liberty? What has France brought the world? You got wine, but they started that when? 1500? You have cheese. I can get that from Wisconsin. They have whining. I can get that from California. What do they have? What great innovations have the French brought us? Can you think of anything? That's not a rhetorical question. That is a serious question. What great innovations have come from France that changed the world? If you look at socialist nations, communist nations, et cetera, et cetera, all they try to do is tread water. They just, "Let's give everybody a standard of living, let's just have..." and then so you tread water. Well, I don't want to tread water. The American dream is that tomorrow can be better than today was. The American dream is not about a house and a car. The American dream is I can live a better life than my parents did. Well, government's never going to give you that, never going to give you that. Why don't we believe in that anymore? We don't believe in that anymore because the government got -- the free market system hasn't been around for a very long time. FDR said we should try using the actual free market system. FDR said this in 1938: "We should use the free market system. It hasn't been used for a very long time." Why? What was he talking about? Monopolies, of trains, transportation, communication. Monopolies. FDR was saying it? He must have been high. We hadn't used the real free market system for a very long time, but still with this hybrid that we've been using look what we've done. Because capitalism was still the main force. Gang, it's no longer that way. Things have changed. Socialism very soon will be in the driver seat. Capitalism plays the secondary role. It is planned, a planned economy. Planned economies don't work. You become France.

Most socialist states don't just tread water. They don't end up being France. They end up being North Korea. They end up being Venezuela. And socialist states become fascist states. Capitalists do not become -- generally speaking capitalists do not become fascist. They must become socialist or communist first. And then when that fails, then they become fascist. And then after a long period of struggle they become free.

So what has France brought us and what has capitalism brought us? What has socialism brought to people compared to capitalism? I'm just going to go through just a couple of things, just a couple of things to show that while people will say, "Well, you can't afford that. That's crazy. That's expensive. That's..." blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. In 1949, this is the beginning of the great period of America. In the 1940s and Fifties, that's when the industrial might of this country just broke loose. In 1949 a toaster, a toaster was $16.95. It doesn't seem like a lot now. I mean, toasters now are $19.99. But a toaster in 1949 being almost $17 took you 13 hours of work because your wage, the average hourly manufacturing wage was $1.26. So it took you 13.5 hours to buy a toaster. Today because of capitalism the toaster, the average toaster is $19.99 and it takes the average manufacturer an hour to buy one.


In 1949 the refrigerator, the refrigerator in 1949 took the average worker 178.4 hours to buy, a refrigerator. You are working 22 days, or 4.5 weeks to be able to buy a refrigerator. Today you can get a 9.5 cubic foot refrigerator for $399 on sale, and I bet they will really cut the -- I bet you can negotiate now. It will take you 2.4 days to buy that refrigerator. But we're complaining about prices. We're complaining about -- we have shifted our vision. We have shifted our expectations. We're no longer looking at it of where we've come from. What is France? It seems to me the price of wine has gone up.

If you look at the washer in 1949, it took you 83 hours to buy, 10 1/2 days of work to buy a washing machine. Today it takes you 2.2 days. The price was $104 of a washer in 1949. Today it's $322. The cost of a VCR in 1981 was $1,389. It took you almost a month to be able to afford a VCR. 187.3 hours of work to buy a VCR. Today it will take you 3 1/2 hours to buy a VCR. What has capitalism done? What has the free market done? In 1981 it took you 71 hours of work to buy a TV set, a 19-inch portable color television, 1981, was $529.88. Nine days to buy a 19-inch television. Today you walk into Sears and get a 20-inch TV for 9 1/2 hours of work. A microwave oven was $469, eight days to buy a microwave oven. Today, 6.5 hours. It was $469.88. It's now $119.

What has capitalism built? How has capitalism improved people's lives? Ask yourself, what has Venezuela, what grand invention and how has France changed the face of the world, changed the average person's life? Can they say "Because of us you can now..." do you remember what it was like? I remember standing as a kid watching my mom and dad. We all stood around as a family: "Watch this, watch this. It will boil water in a cup!" We watched it. It was entertainment. We couldn't believe it! How has just that one invention changed the lives of women and men alike who come home every night and they don't want to cook. "We just need to heat this up, we just want to..." how has it saved on energy? Has France done it? Has socialism done it? Has communism done it? Has totalitarianism done it? Only capitalism has done this, and we are actually entertaining the idea that capitalism somehow or another is flawed. You know what? Go back to your fireplace to cook your popcorn in a wire basket. I'll have mine done in 2 1/2 minutes with capitalism.

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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