Glenn Beck - Shock poll: most support government assistance


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GLENN: There you go. So you can ask Glenn anything today on Friday, get your voice on the air. I want to -- one of the listeners called and asked me a couple of questions on something last hour and we started to get into this Fox Dynamics poll, and this shows really how much trouble we're in in America. Universal food. Should the government provide food for every person? 68% say yes. Healthcare, 66%. Housing, 52%. Job, 51%. 51% say everybody should be provided a job that wants one. This, gang, is socialism. People haven't been taught why socialism is bad.

Now, let me go through some of the other numbers in the Fox dynamics poll that I don't think you're going to hear elsewhere. Have you personally tried to reduce your household or personal spending because of a concern of this economy? Back on October of 2001, 32% said yes. October, a month after September 11th, October through 2001, 32% said yes. Today 79% have reduced their spending because what they think is coming. Does the current economic situation in the United States make you feel more anger or more fear? These numbers we have to watch. We have to -- and I'm going to ask them if they will continue to trend these, this particular number because this is disenfranchisement. More anger or more fear. Democrats, 32% anger, 43% fear. Republicans, 30% anger, 45% fear. Independents, 30% anger, 34% fear. The Democrats are more angry than the Republicans but, you know, within a couple of -- within two points. So it's margin of error. But I bet you those numbers on anger are going to go up, and where it's going to come from is I don't know because if I had to ask which one I am, now it's more anger, but I think it's going to become more fear. Well, maybe not. I don't -- I don't know. We'll watch these numbers.

A year from now do you think the economy will be recovering or will the country be in deeper recession? Democrats say the economy will be recovering 78%. Republicans say the economy will be recovering, 45%. Independents say it will be recovering by 60%. Boy, I hope you're right.

Does the government have a responsibility to rescue failing financial institutions? Democrats say yes, they do, 40%. 54 are opposed. Republicans, 17%, 81 opposed. Look at this number. The Democrats oppose it by 54%, are for it by 40%, yet apparently the evil fat cat Wall Street Republicans are against the bailout by 81%. Boy, it's amazing how the media spins the truth, isn't it? If you and your family were to fall on hard times, who would you likely turn to for help? Democrats, 15% say government. 6% of Republicans say government. Independents, 8%. Democrats, 64% say family, Republicans 73% family, independents 56% family.

Here's what I found interesting. If I said to you which one is going to lean on their church or religious organization, who would you say would lead that path? Democrats, 4% are going to turn to their church, Republicans 8%, and independents 16%. Even at 16%, that's shockingly low. President Obama wants the White House to take greater control over the census bureau which traditionally has reported solely to the commerce department. The results of the census affect the balance of political power in congress and the distribution of federal funds and therefore the census bureau is typically managed by nonelected officials. Do you think it's inappropriate or appropriate for the White House to take greater control of the census? Democrats say it's 46% appropriate. Republicans say it's 76% inappropriate. Independents, 63% inappropriate. And here is an amazing question, these three: In general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest, in general do you think most corporate CEOs are honest and ethical. Democrats say 73%, no, they're not. Republicans, 68%, no, they're not. In July of '02 the Fox opinion poll people asked that same question, it was 54% said they didn't think that they were honest and ethical. Now that number is 73% combined.

In general do you think most officials in this country are honest and ethical? That number is -- remember 73% combined for CEOs. Only 63%. 63% say no, they're not when we're talking about congress or elected officials. And here is the growing disenfranchisement that I've been talking to you about. Overall would you say you generally trust the federal government or not? For the first time in my life I don't trust the government, and it didn't start with Barack Obama. It started with George Bush, and it's only compounding and moving faster in the wrong direction under Barack Obama. Am I alone? Do you trust the federal government? June '02, 54% of the American people said, yeah, I do. Today that number is 41%. In June '02 only 36% said "I don't trust the government." 36%. Today 54% say no way, I don't trust them. 43% of Democrats don't trust the government. 63% of Republicans don't trust. And independents, 59% don't trust the government. Growing disenfranchisement.

Former senior COVID adviser for the Biden administration Andy Slavitt suggested Americans should have "sacrificed a little bit more" to get through the pandemic during an interview with CBS' "This Morning" earlier this week.

Asked by host Tony Dokoupil how much of the pandemic was preventable, Slavitt responded by first blaming the Trump administration, then all Americans in general for not sacrificing enough.

"We obviously had a set of technical mistakes with the testing and the PPE that we know about. But if we're honest, there were also two other mistakes, that caused a lot of loss of life. One was just plainly political leadership mistakes. We denied the virus for too long under the Trump White House. There was too much squashing under divisions," Slavitt said.

"But I also think we all need to look at one another and ask ourselves, 'What do we need to do better next time?' And in many respects, being able to sacrifice a little bit for one another to get through this and to save more lives is going to be essential. And it's something that I think we could all have done a little bit better on," he continued.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck had more than a few fiery words for Slavitt, who is apparently unaware of the terrible toll this pandemic has had on the mental, physical, and emotional health of millions of Americans.

"We could have sacrificed a little bit more?" he asked. "So, the sacrifice of [nearly] 40% of all businesses now being closed, I mean permanently out of business ... was that sacrifice good enough? Or the fact that teen suicide now is up by 31%? A few more of us should have sacrificed our children, you know, throw them up on the altar of Anthony Fauci? I think we could have done it, right?"

"Go to hell," Glenn added. "Who do you think you are, telling us that we should sacrifice more?"

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President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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