Glenn Beck: Is It Time to Fire the Government?



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Here's the One Thing:

The Ninth Principle to show that You Are Not Alone is: The government works for me. Not the other way around.

Let me show you how understanding that principle changes everything.

First, check out this picture with Harry Reid and a couple Republicans after they worked out a compromise spending bill. Doesn't that look just like a giant roulette wheel behind his head? If the government were a regular worker, they probably would have rethought the polar habitat. Instead they are betting on Black 22 and screaming, "Let it ride!"

They are gambling with your future and your children's future.

And how are they going to pay for it? It's not exactly a state secret: They're going to print money, issue debt and raise your taxes.

Back to the principle. If anyone in the government actually held a real job, they would know not to ask for a raise right now.

You know not to go to your boss when times are tough and ask for more money; you go when times are good. You don't say, "Hey, I noticed that you've been laying off a lot of people lately. Does that mean more money for me?"

Instead, you have President Obama and Chris Dodd in your office demanding more money to pay for illegal immigrants, to add back in the welfare that President Clinton rolled back in the mid-'90s, planting the seeds for universal health care and a tax break of $13 dollars a week -- or about $600 in a year.

A very smart woman said something that perfectly sums that up: "You're getting $600. What can you do with that?... You go out and you buy a pair of earrings."

Although, she may regret having said that. Because that was Michelle Obama, talking about the Bush tax cuts last summer.

Back to the Nine Principles: You are the boss. The government is not just asking for a raise, but demanding one -- when the economy is going down the crapper.

If Chris Dodd comes into my office and says he has ideas that will help the company make money, I'll listen. And if he demands a raise, I'll gently explain to him the financial mess we're in.

But if he comes in and suggests things that will actually hurt the company, while also demanding more money, I don't know about you, but I would say "Get the hell out of my office! No actually, don't just get out. You're fired!"

What do you think? Send your comments to: glennbeck@foxnews.com

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Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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