Glenn Beck: Who is getting what from the stimulus


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GLENN: From Radio City in Midtown Manhattan, hello, you sick twisted freak. Welcome to the program. My name is Glenn Beck. There's a ton going on today and I want to try to touch on as much of it as I can. I think that there is a coming move on the newspapers and the television stations and radio perhaps. I mean, radio will be the only thing that is independent. So radio's going to be the only thing that will not get a bailout. Well, I think it will be talk radio and Fox that won't even be considered for getting any kind of a bailout. In fact, as everybody is talking about the freedom of press and how important it is to have voices and to have information, you watch, they will come at the first volley was fired from the bough of USS Obama on Saturday. I saw in a report, he was in a meeting and said those who listen to Rush Limbaugh can't expect to get anything done. You've got to find an enemy, and the enemy will be talk radio. But also you need to have allies, and the government is going to swoop in and I just, I hope I'm wrong, but I think they are going to swoop into these poor journalists with newspapers and television stations and say, "You know what, we've got to help these poor souls because it's too important for you to have a local newspaper or a local television station." How about a free local website? How about that? You get all your news on the Internet. I mean, why not. We're wiring the entire country now for Internet. Broadband access, that's part of the stimulus bill. Why not. Why do we need the newspapers and the printers. We don't use them anymore. When you get home, do you really need to know the news of the day? Do you sit down and watch the 30-minute news broadcast anymore? I don't. I've already seen the news six times. I know what it is. I use the Internet. Most people do. What you are looking for is some perspective, I think. And that's the one thing that the news business is still not giving us is any kind of perspective. How can anyone be taken seriously when they report th at this is a stimulus package. Please help me out on that. The government won't be able to spend at least one fourth of this stimulus package until after 2010. One quarter of the stimulus package won't even be allowed or available until 2011. This is not from that evil Rush Limbaugh. This is from the CBO, the congressional business office. The government is going to spend $26 billion of the $825 billion, they will spend only $26 billion of it this year, $110 billion of it the next year and $103 billion will be spent in 2011 and the remaining $53 billion -- I'm sorry, it's not even the remaining. $53 billion will be spent in 2012 and $63 billion between 2013 and 2019. This isn't a stimulus package by any stretch of the imagination. Less than $5 billion of the $30 billion set aside for highway spending will be spent in the next two years. Less than $5 billion of the $30 billion. Remember they are saying this is about infrastructure, this is construction, building bridges and roads. $30 billion? Here's an idea. Take the $20 billion that you're spending right now and add another $30 billion and put it in there right now for the bridges. What do you say we just call this a $50 billion stimulus package.

One in $7 of a huge $18.5 billion investment for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs would be spent within a year and a half, $1 in $7. Almost a billion dollars is being spent to expand broadband access to rural areas. This is not, this is not a stimulus package, and it's a lie to anybody who's telling you any differently.

But you are not getting the truth. I have to tell you something. I have -- you know, before people just didn't want to look crazy on television. Now I have to tell you, I'm talking to people on television and I'm seeing people on television and I know they're lying to you. And some of them have a good intent. And some of them can't say these things, "We can't say these things on the air. It's irresponsible. If we say what really could be happening right down the pike, well, then people will panic and everything else." So with good intent -- and maybe they're right -- they are intentionally not telling you the truth.

Others are not telling you the truth because their business might get part of the bailout. Nobody wants to make an enemy of this government because the government is becoming the mob. They will tell you what you do and they will destroy you if you don't do it. And this is our country, and they're not going to get away with it because Americans, we're almost to the point to where we're down on the mat. We're not there yet. We're almost to the point to where we're down on the mat and that's when Americans get it. But not if we don't do our job, not in we as citizens don't do our job and we make sure that the facts we give are absolutely right, that we don't spread Internet rumors.

I'm going to put these facts out on these -- Stu, can you take all of these facts and put them in the newsletter today? These things have been checked six ways to Sunday, and I will put them in our free e-mail newsletter today at GlennBeck.com. How much for businesses, how much for jobless benefits and healthcare and education? When is it being spent, how much is a trillion dollars? What are the actual facts on this? I'll have it for you in the newsletter. That you can pass around.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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Winston Marshall assumed that he would be playing banjo with Mumford & Sons well into his 60s, but one tweet — simply recommending Andy Ngo's book — was all it took for the woke mob to attack. At first, Winston apologized, saying he "was certainly open to not understanding the full picture." But after doing some research, not to mention a whole lot of soul-searching, his conscience "really started to bother" him.

On the latest episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Winston opened up about the entire scandal, what he discovered in the wake of his cancellation, and why he's decided to put truth over career.

"I looked deeper and deeper into the topic, and I realized I hadn't been wrong [when] I'd called the author brave," Winston said of Ngo. "Not only was he brave, he'd been attacked by Antifa mobs in Oregon, and he was then attacked again ... he's unquestionably brave. And so my conscience really started to bother me ... I felt like I was in some way excusing the behavior of Antifa by apologizing for criticizing it. Which then made me feel, well, then I'm as bad as the problem because I'm sort of agreeing that it doesn't exist," he added.

"Another point, by the way, that I found it very frustrating, was that that left-wing media in this country and in my country don't even talk about [Antifa]. We can all see this footage. We see it online," Winston continued. "But they don't talk about it, and that's part of my, I think, interest initially in tweeting about Andy's book. Because I think people need to see what's going on, and it's a blind spot there. ... CNN and MSNBC, they don't cover it. Biden in his presidential election said it was just 'an idea' that didn't exist. I mean, did he not see the courthouse in Oregon being burnt down?"

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