Glenn Beck: As Goes California, So Goes America




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America is a lifeboat and, like any lifeboat, if you try to jam too many people in, it's going to flip over.

Let me explain by using California as an example, because, as the 8th largest economy in the world, as goes California, so goes America.

Unfortunately, in this analogy, that means we're all heading straight for an iceberg. Once we hit it, panic will ensue and there will be a rush for the lifeboats. Remember that scene from "Titanic"?

It's not easy to turn people away, but if you don't, everyone could die. Unfortunately, California hasn't gotten that message yet. They're not turning anyone away; in fact, they're doing the opposite.

First, you've got illegal immigrants. There are about 3 million illegals in California, which is a quarter of all the unauthorized immigrants in the entire U.S.

That costs the state between $5 and 10 billion a year — including $775 million on health care, a cost that is only going to rise.

Considering their budget deficit, California could save almost 25 cents on the dollar just by keeping people out of the lifeboat who shouldn't even have gotten onto the ship in the first place!

Next, is the out-of-control spending — things like $100 million for movie studio tax breaks and $6 million for a hydrogen highway program.

It's completely out of control and the result, according to The Wall Street Journal, is that California is now close to selling $200 million worth of municipal bonds to a San Francisco agency.

That has never happened before and for good reason. It's like pretending you can solve your financial issues with a loan from your wife. You're both broke; you live in the same house.

And the final passenger trying to climb onto the lifeboat is anti-business policies. The government seems to only know one way to make money: raise taxes. So California is hoping to raise the sales tax by an extra percent, add a 12-cent gas tax and up the cost of licensing vehicles.

Really revolutionary ideas there, Arnold. No, I mean it; ideas that lead to revolution.

Don't be surprised when Hollywood and Silicon Valley start relocating to Texas. You're on your own, Texas.

Like California, America can't fit everyone in our lifeboat. I know it is tragic, but it needs to leave some people behind or we're all going to drown.

So what should our country keep and what should it leave behind?

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

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Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may say he's all about advocating for the common good, but during his more than 30 years in "public service," the socialist senator has been more adept at promoting his own bottom line.

Investigative journalist and best-selling author, Peter Schweizer, joined Glenn Beck in the studio Friday to discuss his new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Political Elite," and to break downs how Sanders has become the very model of the corrupt socialist leader who becomes wealthy at the expense of the citizens they are elected to serve.

"It's a major problem for Bernie Sanders," Schweizer said. "He's turned socialism into a profession that has generated a lot of money to his family."

"Isn't that what always happens?" Glenn asked. "I mean, everybody in charge of a socialist country, they walk away with billions, in some cases, and the people are left starving."

"Yes, that's exactly right," agreed Schweizer. "It is a racket for Bernie Sanders. And the sort of austere image that he presents —kind of the John the Baptist of the progressive movement — it's simply not true."

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By now you've probably heard all about former Vice President Joe Biden's alleged corruption in Ukraine with his son, Hunter, and the Ukrainian energy company, Burisma. But as it turns out, the Biden family's dubious dealings weren't limited to Ukraine, but extended to China as well.

In this clip, Glenn Beck explains Hunter Biden's four primary "problems" in China, including partnering with criminals, working with Chinese companies accused of stealing and spying on the U.S. military, as well as some very sketchy investments.

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Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

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