Glenn Beck: Profiles in arrogance - Chris Dodd



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GLENN: 888‑727‑BECK. Do we have enough time to play this Chris Dodd clip? This is from yesterday about healthcare. Listen to this. The CBO is the Congressional Budget Office. This is their organization that gives them an estimate of what their idea is going to cost. It's controlled by congress! Listen to this.

DODD: This is not Mount Olympus, the CBO. Their numbers are helpful, but I'm not going to write a bill only because it has to pass some unnamed people down at CBO. Others may decide that's the end‑all. I don't. But the idea that we're going to ‑‑ everything gets deferred to CBO or giving them the power to cancel ideas in our bill, I never heard that idea before being raised on a legitimate and important piece of legislation.

GLENN: He's never heard of the Congressional Budget Office saying it's going to cost this amount of money; you shouldn't do it. He's never heard of that. And he finds it offensive that some unnamed bureaucrats could tell them what is a good idea and what isn't. Isn't that what they're doing to the banks, to the insurance companies, to the car dealerships, to the car companies and to you! They tell us what we can do, and he's outraged by it. "This is crazy!"

STU: And the thing is they are not telling him what to do at all. They are just saying if you want to do it, this is what it's going to cost.

GLENN: Right.

STU: Maybe you should consider the cost.

GLENN: Right. They can't tell ‑‑ the Congressional Budget Office can't tell them.

STU: They're a calculator.

GLENN: Right.

GLENN: Right. That's all they are. That's all they are. And listen to the outrage. He is offended that some unknown bureaucrat would come in and give him a price tag! Let alone some unknown bureaucrat coming in and telling me how to run my company or what healthcare to give my people! It is a case of an out‑of‑control government.

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GLENN: I would just, I would like to ask one thing. You know, I think what these guys ‑‑ and I was very uncomfortable saying this six months ago, eight months ago. I have to tell you, I think there are criminals in Washington. I think there are out and out criminals that are holding office. Let me just ask you this: If somebody was perpetrating a scam in the private sector, congress would be going after them like crazy, right? Don't we all know it? If some company came and said to us that we could fix the economy, we could fix it but you have to act by Friday, you've got to sign this right away, you've got to give us $750 billion and if you give this to us ‑‑ and it was a private company ‑‑ if you give this to us, unemployment will never go above 8%; but if you don't give it to us by Friday, oh, it could be 8.5, 8.7.

What that company said, and congress signed that contract with them and cut them a check for $750 billion, do you think that congress would be calling those CEOs to have hearings and have them brought in front of the television cameras and saying, "Did you not say that unemployment would..." and they wouldn't accept anything from those people. They wouldn't accept any answer, none whatsoever, and no one is even asking the questions. When Chris Dodd ‑‑ play the Chris Dodd clip again. This is on healthcare. The CBO, the Congressional Budget Office, which it works for congress. It's nonpartisan. It always underestimates, but they are probably the only people with a spine or any kind of character on Capitol Hill. Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, they say this healthcare is going to cost a trillion dollars. Another budget office says it's going to cost $1.6 trillion. Well, now people are getting spooked and they are like, no, we're not going to do this, Republicans and Democrats: We can't do this. So Chris Dodd is going to go to the White House budget director and get a number from him because that number will probably be more favorable. Oh, the people who told you that we wouldn't go over 8%? We're going to go to those people. Oh, okay. Listen to what he just said.

DODD: This is not Mount Olympus, the CBO. Their numbers are helpful, but I'm not going to write a bill only because it has to pass some unnamed people down at CBO. Others may decide that's the end‑all. I don't. But the idea that we're going to ‑‑ everything gets deferred to CBO or giving them the power to cancel ideas in our bill, I never heard that idea before being raised on a legitimate and important piece of legislation.

GLENN: Never heard of it. The CEO, if this guy was a private company, he would never ‑‑ he wouldn't have a job today. The president would have fired him! He's the same guy that told us there wasn't a problem with Fannie and Freddie. Fannie and Freddie, government institutions that they screwed up. If it wasn't for Fannie and Freddie, we wouldn't be in the problem that we're in today. And he was part of the oversight! And now we're taking it from him again. And he acts all outraged: I've never heard of it. Dodd is upset that a government agency has too much power! When are we going to wake up and say, this is an upside down world! This is Alice in wonderland! He's upset that the government agency, a government agency, has too much power. You've got to be kidding me! Let's apply common sense. Let's apply anything that would work in the real world outside of Alice in Wonderland.&n bsp; A guy has said to us, "I'm not going to look at that price tag." Now, let's just say you are building a house or you are remodeling your house and the contractor walks in and there's two estimates, one for $1 trillion and that estimate comes from this contractor's own company and he says, "That's ridiculous. We got another ‑‑ we're getting another estimate, got another estimate." That one said $1.6 trillion to build your house. And he says, you know, those are ridiculous, I'm not going to take that, that's not what this house is going to cost you. This house isn't going to cost you that; this house is almost free; it's going to be great. This is like a $150,000 house. You have two estimates, $1 trillion and $1.6 trillion. One of those estimates comes from this guy's own company, and he says we're going to go to another one, we're going to get another estimate. And he's going to the company that just gave you a wrong estimate on $750 billion. They just gave you the wrong estimate there. Would you hire that contractor? No one would. No one would. And if you did hire that contractor and it happened to be a trillion dollars or $1.6 or $1.9 or $2 1/2 trillion, would he be in jail for fraud? Would someone at least ask the question, should this guy be in jail? Would he still have hi s job? Would the company still be in business? No. Why doesn't government work, why don't government agencies work? Because of this! There is no failure, ever. These people ‑‑ you want to talk about too big to fail? It's these people! They are too big to fail. They never fail. It's never their fault. They never had anything to do with it. It's always someone else. We would never put up with this in our own personal lives. We would never put up with this in our business. Why do we put our children's future into the hands of, at best, charlatans; at worst, criminals? Why would we do that. It defies logic.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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