Glenn Beck: Taking a Butter Knife to the Budget



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President Obama has reportedly asked his Cabinet to share in the sacrifice that all Americans are making by slashing a painful $100 million from his budget.

But while the media will spin this another example of a no-nonsense president taking a chainsaw to the budget, the one thing they're missing is that the chainsaw is really more like a dull butter knife.

One hundred million dollars is 1/35,000th of the total budget. It would be like blowing $100,000 on a stereo system, but returning a $3 cable. Would your wife marvel at how responsible you are or would she file for divorce?

One hundren million dollars is a joke — a joke that gets even less funny when you consider that we're spending more than $100 million every 2 hours in interest on our debt alone!

It's also reportedly going to take President Obama's Cabinet 90 days to make these deep, painful cuts — something that would take you and I about 10 seconds to do. Cutting programs that even the government admits aren't working like: $83 million for educating migrant workers; $169 million for "air quality grants" or $900 million dollars on Amtrak.

There, I just saved about $1.2 billion.

The Department of Homeland Security says it can save $52 million just by buying office supplies in bulk. If you can save that much on office supplies, how out of whack is your budget?

Maybe the problem is that our president and his advisers just aren't looking at all of this the right way. Think of our entire economy as an airplane that's rolling for takeoff down a runway that's shorter than normal because we've got to get this bird in the air.

The problem is that we've got a ton of baggage weighing us down: Higher taxes on job creators, union bureaucracies, global warming taxes and — of course — massive government spending (George W. Bush and Barack Obama have spent $12.8 trillion in the last six months alone.)

All of that baggage is beginning to concern the passengers. We're all sitting in the back, separated from the captain and we're worried that we might not lift off in time.

Do I still think we can?

Yes, barely. But then there's one more big problem: Once we get into the air and breathe a big sigh of relief we'll soon realize that the blue sky is not real.

Like a scene from "The Truman Show," the wall that our plane is going to hit is the wall of debt, including all the deficit spending we're now doing, along with the $1.25 quadrillion of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security obligations that if we don't act we could be on the hook for.

One hundred million dollars is not much of a sacrifice when just our interest on our debt is over $1.2 billion a day.

Just like Jim Carrey's character, we know in our gut that something is not right; that we're living in an illusion.

So while everyone is applauding our captain cutting a $100 million in baggage here or there, it's just a distraction because even if we get this plane off the ground we are still headed right for a wall.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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