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.

Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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First comes the "crisis," then comes the expansion. The federal government is seizing on the January 6 Capitol riot to take carte blanche to do whatever it wants and weaponize the event to further empower the new overlords of our country — the intelligence community.

On Glenn TV Wednesday, Glenn Beck reveals what's happening with the U.S. Capitol Police and argues they've morphed into a new arm of the intelligence apparatus, boosted by a massive increase in funding and surveillance equipment and new offices OUTSIDE the Capitol building. The Biden administration has also hidden basic details regarding January 6. Why did officials refuse to release the name of the officer who killed Ashli Babbitt? Where are the 14,000-plus hours of CCTV footage? As any intelligence organization knows, it's best to operate outside the realms of oversight.

Glenn exposes the hidden hand of government that could be used to punish and destroy innocent Americans who are only guilty of holding the "wrong" political view.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:

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The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

Watch the video clip below to hear more updates from Glenn:

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To donate to these rescue efforts, visit NazareneFund.org or MercuryOne.org.

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