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.

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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