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.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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