Glenn Beck: March to Socialism - Cap N Trade



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GLENN: You remember how much we all loved Cap'n Crunch? It's like Cap'n Crunch except our Cap'n looks a little like President Obama and it's called cap and trade. Cap and trade we would have gotten either way. We would have gotten it with McCain, we're getting it with Obama. So what are we getting with this great system that invents a market based on invisible gases? Not just any invisible gas, the invisible gas. Do this (inhaling), now just do this (exhaling). That invisible gas that you get is now a market. So what do you get if you start to tax (exhaling), that. Well, let's take a look at Europe, shall we? About a year ago European governments allocated a limited number of carbon emission permits to their big polluters. They were so excited about Cap'n trade in places like France that they are burning cars in celebration. I think that's why they were burning the cars. I'm -- either that or it had to do something about not enough welfare... for immigrants. I'm not sure. Anyway, I mean, what's not happy about a car burning? Here's how the Cap'n trade system is supposed to work. Businesses that reduce pollution are allowed to sell spare permits to ones that need more. As demand outstrips the cap supply, the price of the permits rise and incentive grows to invest in green energy. Why buy costly permits to keep a coal plant running when you can just put the cash into a clean power plant instead. That's the socialist theory.

So what's actually happening a year into this in Europe with Cap'n trade which, by the way, is in the new budget? As the recession continues to slash output, companies are now piling up green permits that they don't need and they're selling them. This is causing the price of the permits to fall. So anyone wants to pollute can afford to do so. Oh. Well, that's not really good. It's almost like there's too much of a free market in the Cap'n trade business. Maybe government should regulate that free market and only allow them to fall so far.

You know what would be even better is if at the bottom where pretty much business and industry has stopped globally, if you could make the price based on full-fledged global stock, then when things get chugging, can you imagine how much we'll make? Oh, my gosh. The results is a system that does nothing at all for climate change but a lot for the bottom lines of megapolluters. Well, I don't know why industrials would miss the opportunity, said one trader last week. They're using it to compensate for tightening of credit and the slowdown, and they pay for redundancies.

The best part of this story is we're getting it in Obama's new budget, Cap'n trade, like Cap'n Crunch, except this trick is for kids.

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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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