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.

With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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Bank of America SIDESTEPS the Constitution for Paris Climate Agreement

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Bank of America sent out a news release announcing its plans to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions through its financing — meaning it's now putting policies into place that'll make it hard for people to do business if they don't support the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.

"It is critical that we leverage all parts of our business – beyond our direct operations – in order to accelerate the transition to a net zero global economy," said Bank of America Vice Chairman, Anne Finucane.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck explains how its new policies are an end-run around the U.S. Constitution and another example of the coming "Great Reset." He also exposes Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan's close connections to the World Economic Forum and the push for stakeholder capitalism.

And this is just the beginning.

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