Glenn Beck: All Common Sense Must Go!




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Here's the one thing: California is having a going-out-of-business sale and all common sense must go! Am I the only one who is surprised it lasted this long?

The situation is so bad that California's rosy scenario puts their budget just $15 billion in the red. When you trade "rosy" for "realistic," you're looking at as much as $21 billion in the hole.

Look, I probably don't have to tell you that a lot of things in California don't make sense:

This is a state where one estimate counts 7,000 overlapping jurisdictions.

This is a state where key lawmakers go on overseas junkets instead of meeting their constitution's budget deadline but who, can still manage to pass bills banning wild burros from private property and exempting golf carts from traffic laws in some upscale communities.

This is a state where a public pension system pays $5,000 state and municipal retirees more than $100,000 a year (double the average household income in the U.S.).

And — most troublingly for all my economic geeks out there — this is a state with the lowest bond rating in the nation, likely because they sell bonds to themselves. What does that mean? When the state needed to run up more debt, who stepped in to help out? The Bay Area Toll Authority. That's sort of like listing an item on eBay from your home computer and then buying it yourself from your laptop.

Of course, California knows how shady this is, so their treasurer wants the U.S. to back these bonds. Remember, if California were its own country it would have the 8th biggest economy in the world. Considering our government is micromanaging car companies ad budgets, don't you think someone will soon decide California is too big to fail?

Other than you paying for California's long-standing stupidity, what's their plan to turn the state around? Governor Schwarzenegger proposed $15 billion in cuts and warned that if his propositions fail, California would need to release 40,000 prisoners, lay off more than 50,000 teachers and close down dozens of fire stations.

Polls suggest the governor's propositions will all fail Tuesday, (besides the one that'll keep lawmakers from giving themselves raises, which they did twice in the past six months.)

How many times do we have to hear this fraudulent argument? When you have literally no government structure whatsoever, then I'll believe you have nothing less important to cut than fire fighters and prisons. You can't make that argument when you're still spending: $1.5 million for nontoxic dry cleaning; or $40.5 million for migrant day care; or the estimated $13 billion for education, health care and other services for the state's 3.2 million illegal immigrants.

And yes, I understand they cut the budget for their sea otter program by close to half. But before you let murderers out on the streets, I suggest you make the otter budget look like the first letter of "otter."

While they float radical plans — like selling San Quentin Prison (an idea that's been voted down for four years) — I have an even more radical plan: use common sense.

Spend less and balance your budget; open up your oil leases for additional funds and lower your income tax rates from the highest in the country, instead of driving out business. Then hope the otters will forgive you.

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There are new curriculum standards being implemented into schools throughout the nation for health classes that not only go far beyond what's appropriate for young children, but are entrenched in clear political biases, too. Under the standards, third-graders are taught about hormone blockers and endless gender identities, and topics get shockingly graphic for kids as young as 11. Some schools are even teaching their teachers and kids to ignore what parents have to say about these topics. And the worst part may be that many parents are completely unaware what their children are being taught.

Tina Descovich, co-founder of Moms for Liberty, joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to explain exactly what you can ask at your next school board meeting to ensure this "horrifying" curriculum isn't being taught in your kid's school.

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It should come as no surprise that a newsworthy story receives more media coverage when released on a Monday than a Friday. The reason is in part due to a large number of news-consuming Americans checking out for the week to focus on their weekend plans rather than the news.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck shared information that President Joe Biden decided to release on Friday — when fewer people would notice — regarding the Climate Finance report. This report is marketed to Americans as "A Roadmap To Build a Climate-Resilient Economy." But Glenn believes the report to be Biden's Great Reset warning shot to banks.

In this clip, Glenn warned that if Americans don't stand together, in eight years we all indeed will own nothing. Watch the clip for the full story. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.



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On today's radio program, Glenn Beck was joined by Bill O'Reilly to discuss the top stories of the week.

For O'Reilly, the biggest story this week centered around someone mysteriously missing from mainstream media news reports today: Mark Zuckerberg. Specifically, O'Reilly said it's the 'scandalous' way the Facebook CEO spent nearly $420 million to influence the 2020 election — and did so successfully.

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On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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Disclaimer: The content of this clip does not provide medical advice. Please seek the advice of local health officials for any COVID-19 and/or COVID vaccine related questions & concerns.

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