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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Here's why oil companies REALLY aren't producing more gas

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The Biden administration has been accusing oil producers of refusing to expand operations to help offset skyrocketing gas prices. On Wednesday, President Joe Biden even wrote a letter to seven major U.S. oil refiners, essentially saying that the administration is prepared to use emergency orders to force companies into compliance if their "greed" just doesn't stop.

"Your companies need to work with my Administration to bring forward concrete, near-term solutions that address the crisis,” Biden wrote. The letter went on to accuse refineries of capitalizing on the war between Russia and Ukraine, gleaning record-high profits while Americans suffer record-high pain at the pump.

But no matter how he tries to convince you otherwise, President Joe Biden isn't trying to bring down gas prices. In fact, he's doing just the opposite, Glenn Beck said on the radio program Thursday.

"Why aren't the oil companies putting more oil out? Well, they're a couple of reasons. And none of those have to do with Joe Biden. None of them, even though it was Joe Biden that said, when he was running [for president] that he was going to put oil out of business."

Glenn first played a clip of then-candidate Biden saying, "No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period."

The next clip had White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre shifting the blame for high gas prices from Russia's war with Ukraine to U.S. oil refineries.

"We want you to act. It's time to act," Jean-Pierre said, addressing U.S. oil companies. "We have done our part, with the strategic oil reserve. We are calling on them to do the right thing, to be patriots here. And to not use the war as an excuse or as a reason to not put -- to not put out a production, to not do the capacity that is needed there."

A third clip showed Biden’s climate envoy John Kerry saying in no uncertain terms that the U.S. “absolutely" does not need to drill for more oil and gas, during a talk with the USC Center for Public Diplomacy

The Biden administration has made it clear that insanely high gas prices are all part of the plan to eliminate fossil fuels. But the problem doesn't stop there. The ESG war against oil industries is being waged across the world.

Glenn read an op-ed from Vivek Ramaswamy that explains how BlackRock is manipulating corporations like Exxon to decrease oil production, while Americans continue to suffer majorly at the pump.

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has been telling those naughty Americans who are struggling to afford fuel for their older, gas-guzzling vehicles to just go get a brand-new electric vehicle like the Ford Mustang Mach-E (listed at a market average of $47,553 in Consumer Reports.)

Here he is, all "charged up, ready to go" and, oh, so "excited to go pick up a friend" (Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm) and share the "momentous" news about a new" national network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers."

And who could forget the transportation secretary's helpful advice to people who can't afford record-high gas prices in March?

"Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people, as well," said Buttigieg. "Last month we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network, so the people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV."

Pete Buttigieg Says People Upset With Near-Record Gas Prices Should Buy An Electric Vehicleyoutu.be

But now that Ford is recalling 48,924 Mustang Mach-E electric vehicles because of a defect in the vehicle’s "battery contactor," will Buttigieg have to go back to riding his bike — back and forth from his security detail's giant SUV that follows along behind him, which was definitely not ever a publicity stunt?

According to Consumer Reports, Ford is recalling the Mach-E because the vehicle’s battery contactor may overheat, causing the vehicle to lose power while driving. A Ford spokesperson said the company plans to send an over-the-air software update for current Mach-E owners in July.

Ford Pulls Plug on Pete Buttigieg's $44K Electric SUV (Made in Mexico)youtu.be

Unlike out-of-touch Buttigieg, Washington Examiner national political reporter Salena Zito understands the current sentiments of the average American. She joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about sky-high gas prices, spreading crime, the never-ending border crisis, and all the other reasons Americans are fed up with the current administration.

While Democrats try to get us to focus on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, most of us are struggling to afford the insane gas prices, which recently passed $5 on average across the country.

"There isn't a time that I don't pull up to a gas station where you don't hear someone cuss at the gas pump," Zito told Glenn. And that news, she predicted, could be "monstrous" for Democrats in the upcoming midterms.

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In his episode “Famine & Blackouts: How Biden-Made Disasters Will Cripple America,” Glenn Beck exposed the new global-based rule changes that gave the World Health Organization expedited authority over our nation. He traced the changes to the SEC and revealed Bank of America’s fawning praise for climate-related market changes.

So, Glenn decided to dig further, and what he uncovered shocked him. Financial records, dark money groups, and groups tied to the U.N. and the World Economic Forum are all pushing for a total reorganization of our financial system. You never voted for globalist leadership outside our borders, but IT IS HAPPENING.

Glenn reveals the foreign actors who are REALLY running our country right now and the domestic TRAITORS who are helping to fund the implementation on Main Street, USA. There will be catastrophic consequences for this betrayal of America First ideas. If you think food, gas, and labor shortages are bad now, just wait until all of this goes through.

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A pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo, New York, that was "fire-bombed" last week became just the latest of many increasingly violent incidents and threats against the anti-abortion movement ahead of the Supreme Court's decision on Roe v. Wade. But, as CompassCare president Jim Harden said on "The Glenn Beck Program," a strike like this may be proof the far-left is fully aware that the pro-life movement is working.

"Glass was broken and fires lit because we do not comply with the ruling elites' position that we should be referring and providing for abortion," Harden told Glenn.

"Women do not feel like they have a choice when they're facing an unplanned pregnancy. They feel stuck, trapped like they've got no choice, like they need to have an abortion. What we do is erase the need for abortion by transforming a woman's fear into confidence with ethical medical care and comprehensive community support throughout the pregnancy and beyond. So, [the activists] targeted women that night," he continued.

Harden added that CompassCare, which continued to operate in an undisclosed location following the attack, provides all medical care and comprehensive community support "for free," and compared his organization with certain so-called women's health centers that provide only "what they get paid for, and that's abortion."

He went on to call out political leaders, namely, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) for refusing to denounce violence against pro-life pregnancy centers.

"They're refusing to say, 'Hey this is wrong. Violence is wrong everywhere, all the time.' This is not how you solve problems and their silence can only be interpreted as complicity," Harden asserted. "It's emboldening these terrorists."

Photos posted online showed the damage at the CompassCare office, with broken windows, fire and smoke damage, and graffiti that reads, "Jane was here," which Harden explained is a reference to the "terrorist organization Jane’s Revenge."

Glenn credited Harden with coming up with "the first measurable and repeatable medical model in the pregnancy center movement, which has helped hundreds of centers nationwide become more effective at reaching more women and saving more babies from abortion."

"There's a reason that ... the Buffalo office was the one that was hit [by activists]," Glenn noted.

"We have a national strategy and our strategy is working, and that's why we've been attacked," Harden said "We know that the abortion battle lines are shifting, and the abortion industry is scrambling. And the reason why they attacked us is because, what we're doing to reduce abortion is working."

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