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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.
GLENN: Are we doing this every day, Stu? Every day, right? Every day we're going to do our march to socialism. I'm just going to bring you up to speed because it's happening every single day we get another step closer to socialism. And let me just start here. Do you remember? This was probably a year ago I said, "They're going to nationalize our finances, they're going to nationalize our energy and they are going to nationalize our industry." I said, "You watch, those three things are coming." And everybody said, "Oh, you're crazy, right-wingers." Do you remember when I called Obama a socialist and all of the media, anybody who called Obama a socialist or a Marxist or had Marxist philosophies, we were crazy. We had to be shut down: "That's crazy. What do you think Obama's going to do if he gets elected? Do you think he's going to start nationalizing businesses?" "Yes." "That's great. You're a paranoid conspiracy freak."
Today from the New York Times, quote: Only five days into the Obama presidency, members of the new administration and Democratic leaders in congress are already dancing around one of the most politically delicate questions about -- delicate? -- about the financial bailout. Is the president prepared to nationalize a huge swath of the nation's banking system?
Really? You're right. I was crazy. I thought it would take at least a week.
"In an interview on Sunday on This Week on ABC, House speaker Nancy Pelosi alluded to an internal debate when she was asked whether nationalization or partial nationalization of the largest banks was a good idea. Her response? Well, whatever you want to call it."
I don't -- excuse me? That -- what? Quoting the New York Times: "Privately, most members of the Obama economic team concede that the rapid deterioration of the country's biggest banks, notably Bank of America and Citigroup, is bound to require far larger investments of taxpayer money atop the more than $300 billion of taxpayer money already poured into these two financial institutions and hundreds of others." And you thought $45 billion of your money was going to be enough for Citigroup. You're so silly. Silly rabbit, Trix are for politicians. But hey, listen, here's the good news. You already own 7.8% of the country -- of the company. So why not go for the whole thing? I mean, do you really want to be a minor shareholder? Let's own the whole damn thing. I mean, at least then we can get them to, you know, pay for all the cool stuff, you know, with your money. By the way, congratulations on your new purchase. I don't know if you know this. You're about to own 7.8% of a brand-new $50 million private jet. That's right. CitiBank ordered a fancy private jet a couple of years ago and instead of, you know, reconsidering it, they're just going to take delivery on it. I can't wait. I think this is great. What do you say? This weekend we go 7.8% of the way to Bahamas? Yeah, socialism!
VOICE: That was even more overwhelming evidence that we are destined to be a bunch of socialist pigs very, very soon. On the Glenn Beck program.