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GLENN: We are creating or saving jobs every single day. It is absolutely fantastic. We finally now know exactly how President Obama is going to count the jobs that he is saving or creating. Under the rules released now Monday, the White House told the governors, mayors and contractors to keep it simple. Quote: Just count the people being paid out of the Recovery Act dollars. This is from the deputy director at the White House budget office. Just count the people being paid out of the Recovery Act dollars. Well, that makes sense, right? I mean, it sounds perfectly simple. It's a great sound bite? I mean, just don't think about it for very long. Quick, pass this, quick, it's an emergency! Once you start to think of it, then you start to think of, well, let's say your situation. Let's say you run a company. Well, let's say this radio show is a company. I'm not planning on firing anybody right now. Well, I might fire Stu. But other than that. But let's say I get $100,000 in stimulus funds. This is how they would count the jobs. I would tell them the number of people that I'm paying with that money and since I'm not firing ‑‑ you know, I'm not planning on firing anybody, the number would be zero, right? I'm paying them anyway but I'm getting $100,000 in stimulus money. This is why they have set it up this way. I'm not firing anybody. The number is zero jobs that have been saved or created but since I wanted the stimulus money, I'm incentivized to not say zero. Otherwise why would I take the stimulus money? In fact, it's best for me to make that number as high as possible to justify my decision. So instead I would say I'm paying two or three people with that money, even if that doesn't cover their salary. I'm paying seven people right now with $100,000 in stimulus money. Really? I'm going to pay them anyway. I'm just pocketing the money that I would have given them otherwise. Then the politician from my district who secured the money is also incentivized to make sure that number is as big as possible so we report the number back to the president and he takes credit for three jobs saved: Mine, Stu's and Dan's, even though I wasn't planning on firing anyone.

Now, that might sound like we're basically taking the amount of money and dividing it by the average salary, and it is, but Obama's not doing it. This is where the beauty comes. It would be too obvious if we just took the money and then divided it by salaries. However, if he just relies on business owners like me, well, I'm independent. I'm not getting those numbers from, you know, some government source. I'm getting it from the private sector. Let's for the first time hold up the private sector. But it actually gets worse than what I explained.

Here's the real life example given from Washington. Ohio officials have estimated a $20 million bridge construction project is going to create or save 10,500 jobs. They are going to build a bridge and it will save or create 10,500 jobs. For those mathematicians who happen to be listening in the audience because we were always number one in math, that's less than $2,000 per job.

Now, I suppose you could create a lot of jobs if you are paying people 96 cents an hour, which is about what that works out to, but we're not in China or Mexico... yet. Who thinks this is legitimate? Apparently only the president and the media. Everybody else is, "You've got to be kidding me, right?" This is how we're creating or saving jobs. See, this is better, though, than my theory. My theory was on how he was going to say he saved all the jobs is he was just going to continue to take companies over and then every day he doesn't fire all of the people in that company, he saved jobs. Did the president call you today to fire you? Nope. Saved another job. I don't know, I was thinking about closing down an entire company, but I didn't. He saved another job. Congratulations. We have another stimulus package coming our way. This would be ‑‑ count them ‑‑ three. This is the third stimulus package. Let's not forget we had a stimulus package last summer and that stimulus package was going to be big enough to be able to jump start the economy. I told you at the time, waste of money; you cannot jumpstart the economy; it has to bottom out. No, no, no, if we just give money to pour people, they will spend it and that will jumpstart the economy. The only thing that happened is we racked up more debt because we didn't have the money to send people. Instead why don't we consider a tax break? No, because a tax break doesn't make you dependent on the government. A tax break, of course, isn't fair because there are people who don't pay taxes. And don't they deserve money? No.

So the first stimulus package happened under that great conservative George W. Bush and then the second stimulus package happened under that great fiscally responsible Democrat Barack Obama. And remember, if we don't pass this stimulus package, we won't survive. We passed it. He's saving 10,000 jobs per bridge. Everything has got to be sunshine and lollipops. I don't understand why we're at 9.6% unemployment. Is it 9.6 or 9.4? 9.4% unemployment because the stimulus passed. He said if we pass the stimulus, it will never go higher than 8. We passed it. Now all we're hearing about are all these green shoots. If I hear one more person ‑‑ I feel like I'm watching a bird's‑eye Chinese stir fry commercial. Stop with the green shoots. That's all I'm ever hearing about is green shoots, green shoots, green shoots, green shoots, green shoots. What? The stock market was going up, we're past that. The president was saying we're past this, we've turned the corner, looks like we've averted disaster. If we averted disaster, why are they now talking about a second stimulus ‑‑ I'm sorry, a third stimulus package? Why would we be considering that? The answer is they're lying to you. We're not past it. We are in a false bottom right now. This is euphoria. This is also the amount of money that we pushed out there. This is inflated dollars. The inflated dollars, the first place they go is to the stock market. There was no good news on the stock market. The stock market, "Gee, the Dow is going up. Looks like everything's fixed." No, they just took all of the sick companies out of the Dow. That is great so. It's like, "Do you realize that this hospital has the highest cure rate?" Does it really? "Yesterday we had 40 people in intensive care and they all had leprosy. Today no leprosy." You've got to be kidding me! That's great! How did you cure it? "We moved them to another hospital." That's all they're doing. And we're like, "Wow, you're a miracle worker." Well, just the job I do. You know, cure leprosy and sprout green shoots. By the way, we should make more leprosy medicine? Why? I thought you could cure it. I'm just saying we should make some more leprosy ‑‑ just keep it on hand.

And here's what's going to happen. You are going to be the Americans I know you are, and you are going to stand up and you are going to say, "No more stimulus package" and those people in congress, they are going to stand up and say, "You are right! It's corporate welfare!" By the way, we're not creating jobs. If we're counting jobs that the government is paying for, if we are ‑‑ if the way we're creating jobs is the government is hiring people to build things but they are only giving the money to the cities and then the cities are granting this money out, that's Caldwell fair. We don't have new jobs saved or created. That bridge in Ohio, that's not 10,500 new jobs. That's 10,500 new welfare recipients. That's what that is. They are taking money from me and giving it to the 10,500 people to build the bridge. Really? That seems like a really inefficient bridge. Jeez.

For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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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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