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VOICE: The Glenn Beck program presents more truth behind America's march to socialism.
GLENN: All righty then. Wow, this country is going to be so fair very soon. Are you dumb enough to fall for that? Friendly and balanced sounding title, fairness, fairness. When you actually look into the policies to see what anybody is actually doing, it's anything but fair. For example, the Fairness Doctrine. Without knowing what it is, you'd be for it: "Well, yes, I'm for a doctrine of fairness." Who doesn't want fairness? But when you read about it for, like, 15 seconds, you see it's a socialist attempt to shut down opposing voices so you don't fall for it. But guess who is falling for fairness? College students. Recent study by the researchers at University of California-Irvine found that a third of the students surveyed said they expect Bs just for attending lectures, and 40% say they deserve a B just for completing the required reading. Wow. Everybody showed up and participated. I mean, wow. I mean, why punish them with that evil competition thing? Quote: I've noticed an increased sense of entitlement in my students and wanted to discover what was causing it," says Ellen Greenberger, leading author of the study Self-Entitled College Students: Contributions of Personality, Parenting, and Motivational Factors it was in the journal of youth and adolescence. "I want to find out what's causing this?" Gee, I don't know, where could our nation's students be getting a sense of entitlement from? I can't think of a single person that's promising the moon and the stars and stopping the oceans from rising and "You deserve it and you've worked hard and you've played by the rules. Here, have this." Jason Greenwood, a senior in the University of Maryland, echoed that view. He said, "I think putting in a lot of effort should merit a high grade. I mean, what else is there really than effort that you put in?" I don't know. I always thought there was something called a result. Jeez. We would all be working with light bulbs that don't work. I mean, do you know? I mean, he worked really hard on the light bulb. He got it wrong 5,000 times. "I've done it 2500 times. Can't you just buy my light bulbs?" Who cares how much time you spend on building a bridge if it collapses, you nincompoop! "Hey, we worked two years on that thing." Yeah, now it's in the water. Maybe you should have spend a little more time. "You're not going to pay me? I did all my work." If you put in an effort and you get a C -- I'm quoting from the article -- what is the point? If one goes to class and reads every chapter in the book and then does everything the teacher asked and more, then they should be getting an A for their effort. No, A for effort was something that stupid people used to tell each other to make them feel good. "Who got an A for effort? You did. You got an F for full facts but an A for effort." That's right, that's the way I fell it, too, "Affeit." Here's the point: In America we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We are not guaranteed equal success. What would be the point of school at all if everybody just got A's for showing up? Why not just show up and then, you know, be on the computer all day? Why even bother with the school? Let's just give everybody a C because they didn't show up. You know what? Why don't we just give everybody the same house, the same job, the same everything. After all, everyone's trying. It's a community. It's a collective. It's the board. Sarah Kin, she's a junior English major at the University of Vermont, she agreed: I feel that if I do all the readings and attend class regularly, I should be able to achieve a grade of at least a B. Wow. Isn't it a shock that Obama dominated the college vote? It's really -- a B just for showing up. Wouldn't it be great if we just, if we all just showed up to work and then went to all of the meetings and we've got to keep our job even if we're not really doing them? I mean, after all, excuse me, I showed up on time. We're doomed if we don't turn this around in our kids.
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.
GLENN: All righty then. Let's go to Greg in Philadelphia. Hello, Greg, you're on the Glenn Beck program.
CALLER: Hey, Glenn.
CALLER: Listen, you know, I wanted to say I have a friend that he's trying to -- before he gets, you know, real deep into it, he lost his job, he has, you know, enough money in reserve. He did everything right, you know, where he saved his money and everything for hard times. And since he's lost his job, he's been paying his mortgage, but he's realizing, you know, there's nothing out there to get and he can't -- he's looking at as "I'm not going to be able to pay my mortgage anymore." So he called his mortgage company, and I'm kind of being vague on the facts.
CALLER: They explained to him about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have some program, I'm not sure what it is. But they said instead of being proactive about it, what you're best off doing is wait until you're late on your payments for about three, four months and then they will be able to step in and help you.
CALLER: It's like, I don't understand that.
GLENN: It's insanity.
CALLER: I'm a young guy, I'm 26 years old and I just -- you know, I bought a house and I pay my mortgage and I'm like, you know, if somebody's going to be doing everything right and, you know, they're looking at a situation where they're like, "Look, my reserves are running out; is there anything we can do before it gets to a point" I mean, but Obama is saying --
GLENN: No, they won't do it. I have several friends, I have several friends who one a year ago, a year ago called said and my whole business is starting to shake apart here; can I refinance, can we work on this? Is there anything that we can do? Nope, nope, nope. Finally this October said, "I am in real trouble. I am upside down. I can't do it. How do I do this? I can't sell my house, been trying to, can't sell it, yada, yada, yada, what can I do? Is there anyone?" "Nope, what you need to do is you need to start foreclosure proceedings first. So just start defaulting on your mortgage." He's like, "But I have a good credit score. I'm trying to work. Please work with me here. You know you're not going to sell the house." In the last month he's been talking to them: "You're not going to sell the house. Now you're going to be upside down and I'm going to be upside down. How about we work on something and get through this?" "Nope." It's nuts. In his case I believe it's because he put 50% down. He's a guy who did the right thing. He put 50% down. So he owns half of the house. So they don't care about him. They can get the whole house back and even if they sell it for 50%, it's still an asset. So they're just screwing him because they're not upside down in the house. It doesn't make any sense. There's no reason here. There is no reason. And you know why? Because they are going to try to solve this again with big programs and universal everything and the federal government. Well, you lose connection with reality. "Well, we need more oversight." No, you don't. You know what you need? You need a banker that you know, that sits right across the desk from you. You need a hometown bank. You need somebody that knows you, knows the community, knows what's going on, isn't beholden to all of these people all around the world. They are just doing the right thing and they can say, "John, I understand your problem. Yes, I know you're a good guy; we'll work on that." We need to start working locally again, not univer sally.
VOICE: And now another moment you probably missed.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: And we're also going to work to stabilize, repair and reform our financial system to get less money for schools and police and fire departments. Those are the values we have to restore now at this defining moment.
VOICE: That was another moment you probably missed on the Glenn Beck program.