Glenn Beck: Obama's tax break...$13?




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GLENN: We have -- I'm not exactly sure why we have Gilroy Wedgecoff on the phone. Mr. Wedgecoff, are you there?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Thank you for having me on the program.

GLENN: Sure. You are with Aspartame and Associates?

CALLER: Yes, I am. Large investment firm. I'm sure you've probably had dealings with us in the past.

GLENN: No, I've never even heard of you. Mr. Wedgecoff, you are a financial advisor?

CALLER: I am, Glenn. As you know, a lot of people are having problems with their finances and people are thinking about -- you know the current economic climate, I'm getting a lot of calls these days.

GLENN: I bet you are, a lot of people saying what happened to my money, you know, get me out of the stock market.

CALLER: You know, Glenn, with all due respect, I do listen to your program and watch it on the television.

GLENN: Yes.

CALLER: And I've noticed you really are a "Glass is half empty" sort guy, would you say?

GLENN: Well, no, I'm a realist. The stock market has taken a beating and I think there's even more to come, but --

CALLER: No, but I'm talking about people calling me right now. This is the sort of thing I'm getting. I'm getting a lot of people calling of what am I going to do with my money, where do I put it, what's the best place to earn.

GLENN: Whose idea -- hang on just a second. Who's calling? Are you saying the average person now is calling investment advisors and saying where am I going to put their money? Because I think most of the average people are saying, you know, I don't have any money, what happened to my money.

CALLER: Come on.

GLENN: I'm trying to -- where is the humor in that?

CALLER: Well, you really are out of touch with the average person, Glenn, and I understand that. You know, you're in the media, this is your business to make things scary and you want to show the down side of everything.

GLENN: Where's the money, sir?

CALLER: Well, people are going to have $13 extra per week thanks to this stimulus plan. Have you not read the headlines today?

GLENN: I forgot about all that money, yeah, I forgot it.

CALLER: I am being flooded with calls right now, Glenn.

GLENN: Flooded with things?

CALLER: People are saying what do I do with all this money, where do I put it, I have so much now I don't know what to do with it. I feel like perhaps I should put an addition on the house to hold all the money for the family.

GLENN: Now, a lot of people would say $13 a week -- for instance, I didn't get the tax cut because I don't make under $75,000 a year, but for those people who are lucky enough to get that tax cut, let's say I did get it, I spent half of my tax stimulus and my tax break in the cab this morning.

CALLER: Well, I mean, a lot -- again I can't take person -- I haven't looked at your personal financial situation but let me tell you.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: I am cautioning people when they call today because they're saying, "I have $13. Should I buy another home. Should I get at least -- there's a lot of questions that people are asking. What I'm telling you, the rest of the year, I'll give you that. This is, you can pretty much do whatever you want the rest of the year, but --

GLENN: Okay, you're breaking up just a little bit, Mr. Whatever your --

CALLER: At the end of the year, though.

GLENN: Yeah.

CALLER: It will go down from $13 to $8. So --

GLENN: So you are saying don't get into like one of those ARMs or those mortgages because you are going to be -- you're not going to have $13 forever?

CALLER: Right, and cut down. Maybe only get one vacation house. You know, Glenn, it's very interesting, and this system overall is really helping investors. For example, let's say you want to invest in GE because you're a big fan of Keith Olbermann, one of your colleagues.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: You know, and you're just a huge fan and you're sure he's going to rocket that company to success. So what you -- look back a couple of years.

GLENN: Uh-huh.

CALLER: You would have needed to get, you know, $60 to buy a share of GE, one share.

GLENN: Sure, one share of GE, $60.

CALLER: Now if you factor in the entire -- it would take a month even with this huge tax rebate that Barack Obama gave. If you just now, now you've gone from a month not even being able to afford a share to now you can get a share per week all because of these fabulous financial policies that we're having.

GLENN: Holy cow.

CALLER: How about Citigroup.

GLENN: Yeah, Citigroup.

CALLER: You used to have to work a whole month just for a share, now you can get 13 shares in that same month. Barack Obama, you can replace all the shares that you may have lost very quickly with this tax cut.

GLENN: So now, what you're trying to say is now is the time to buy because you can buy 13 shares of Citigroup just with your tax break, just with your tax break because this is such a good investing atmosphere that we've created.

CALLER: Look, I'm not saying go crazy here. The important part is to (inaudible). Don't put all $13 in one place. You don't want to put --

GLENN: You don't want to buy 13 shares of Citigroup today with that. What would you -- how would you diversify?

CALLER: I would want to, personally I would want to buy a share of Merrill, a share of Lehman, a share of Bank of America. You want to spread this around to all the companies --

GLENN: What do you think about, what would you think if I bought seven shares of Citigroup, I bought Lehman, Merrill.

CALLER: Now when you say Lehman and Merrill, you mean the entire company, right?

GLENN: Yeah, the entire company.

Acclaimed environmentalist and author of "Apocalypse Never" Michael Shellenberger joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to warn us about the true goals and effects of climate alarmism: It's become a "secular religion" that lowers standards of living in developed countries, holds developing countries back, and has environmental progress "exactly wrong."

Michael is a Time "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He has been called a "environmental guru," "climate guru," "North America's leading public intellectual on clean energy," and "high priest" of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed more than 5 million times. But when Michael penned a stunning article in Forbes saying, "On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologize for the Climate Scare", the article was pulled just a few hours later. (Read more here.)

On the show, Micheal talked about how environmental alarmism has overtaken scientific fact, leading to a number of unfortunate consequences. He said one of the problems is that rich nations are blocking poor nations from being able to industrialize. Instead, they are seeking to make poverty sustainable, rather than to make poverty history.

"As a cultural anthropologist, I've been traveling to poorer countries and interviewing small farmers for over 30 years. And, obviously there are a lot of causes why countries are poor, but there's no reason we should be helping them to stay poor," Michael said. "A few years ago, there was a movement to make poverty history ... [but] it got taken over by the climate alarmist movement, which has been focused on depriving poor countries, not just of fossil fuels they need to develop, but also the large hydroelectric dams."

He offered the example of the Congo, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Congo has been denied the resources needed to build large hydroelectric dams, which are absolutely essential to pull people out of poverty. And one of the main groups preventing poor countries from the gaining financing they need to to build dams is based in Berkeley, California — a city that gets its electricity from hydroelectric dams.

"It's just unconscionable ... there are major groups, including the Sierra Club, that support efforts to deprive poor countries of energy. And, honestly, they've taken over the World Bank [which] used to fund the basics of development: roads, electricity, sewage systems, flood control, dams," Micheal said.

"Environmentalism, apocalyptic environmentalism in particular, has become the dominant religion of supposedly secular people in the West. So, you know, it's people at the United Nations. It's people that are in very powerful positions who are trying to impose 'nature's order' on societies," he continued. "And, of course, the problem is that nobody can figure out what nature is, and what it's not. That's not a particular good basis for organizing your economy."

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Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter."

Baucham, who recently drew national attention when his sermon titled "Ethnic Gnosticism" resurfaced online, said the phrase has been trademarked by a dangerous, violent, Marxist movement that doesn't care about black lives except to use them as political pawns.

"We have to separate this movement from the issues," Baucham warned. "I know that [Black Lives Matter] is a phrase that is part of an organization. It is a trademark phrase. And it's a phrase designed to use black people.

"That phrase dehumanizes black people, because it makes them pawns in a game that has nothing whatsoever to do with black people and their dignity. And has everything to do with a divisive agenda that is bigger than black people. That's why I'm not going to use that phrase, because I love black people. I love being black."

Baucham warned that Black Lives Matter -- a radical Marxist movement -- is using black people and communities to push a dangerous and divisive narrative. He encouraged Americans to educate themselves on the organization's agenda and belief statement.

"This movement is dangerous. This movement is vicious. And this movement uses black people," he emphasized. "And so if I'm really concerned about issues in the black community -- and I am -- then I have to refuse, and I have to repudiate that organization. Because they stand against that for which I am advocating."

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On last week's Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck revealed where the Black Lives Matter organization really gets its funding, and the dark money trail leading to a cast of familiar characters. Shortly after the program aired, one of BLM's fiscal sponsors, Thousand Currents, took down its board of directors page, which featured one of these shady characters:

Ex-Marxist professor and author of "Beyond Woke," Michael Rectenwald, joined Glenn Beck on the TV show to fill us in on the suspicious change he discovered on the Thousand Currents webpage and the Communist terrorists who is now helping run the organization. (Fortunately, the internet is forever, so it is still possible to view the board of directors page by looking at a web archive from the WayBack Machine.)

Rectenwald revealed the shocking life history of Thousand Currents' vice chair of the board, Susan Rosenberg, who spent 16 years in federal prison for her part in a series of increasingly violent acts of terrorism, including bombing the U.S. Capitol building, bombing an FBI building, and targeting police for assassination.

"Their whole campaign was one of unbelievably vicious, murderous cop killings, assassinations, and bombings," explained Rectenwald of Rosenberg's terror group known as the May 19th Communist Organization or M19.

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