Glenn Beck: Who Benefits From Cap-and-Trade?




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While most of the media was watching more coverage of Michael Jackson, the cap-and-trade bill passed in the House late Friday night 219-212 — proving once again that the one thing we should all be paying attention to is whatever the mainstream media is ignoring.

I'll get to the eight Republicans who voted for this bill and the special interests they represent in just a moment, but first I want to show you what nearly everybody missed.

For about an hour last Friday evening, House Minority Leader John Boehner railed against his fellow lawmakers for not reading the 341 pages of amendments added at 3 a.m. on the morning of the vote.

He started by pulling out a chart, which shows the ridiculously complicated web of regulation this 1,300-page bill introduces. Boehner also ticked off some of the highlights from the bill, which he calls a tax "on anyone who drives a car, buys an American-made product or flips on a light switch."

The bill doles out almost a trillion dollars worth of grants (aka "bribes") with the government acting as middleman between citizens and businesses. Here are just a few examples:

On page 45: All of California's housing standards must be imposed on every American community

On page 92: Make sure buildings have a place to plug-in an electric-hybrid vehicle

On page 112: Additional credit for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac housing goals for energy-efficient and location efficient mortgages

There's even establishment of something called "green banking" centers. What's that? Good question — wish I could tell you.

We're also going to require that every car sold in America has an engine capable of operating on alternative fuel — which shouldn't be a problem given that we now own GM (though it may very well be a problem for GM's bottom line).

If all these additions snuck in under cover of darkness weren't bad enough, here are two more inconveniently overlooked fun-facts:

First, a 98-page EPA study on climate change, which shows global temperatures will decline until 2030, has been suppressed. By the way, the White House came out Monday and said it wasn't suppressed. Of course, that's just like how Ben Bernanke never threatened the Bank of America into buying Merrill Lynch; how Chrysler's bondholders really wanted to take that deal with Fiat, and, of course, Rick Wagoner really wanted to step down from GM.

And second, we could have learned our lesson by looking at the countries we're trying to emulate.

Take Germany, which most would say has been very successful when it comes to cap-and-trade. Germany has been able to cut emissions by 18.4 percent below 1990 levels, meeting the benchmark used by the Kyoto Protocol and in Europe. Except, The Washington Post says that half of their decrease was due to sagging industrial output in the former East Germany after reunification. The downside: German homeowners pay 25 percent more for electricity than they did before, even as their utility companies earn record profits.

When your personal liberty and our sovereignty are being stolen out from under our noses, it pays for everyone to be extra-vigilant.

Who stands to benefit from cap and trade? Why do we need to do it now? What does a "green banking center" have to do with cooling the Earth?

And, most importantly, is there still a chance to stop this insanity in the Senate or will our politicians there simply wait for the next celebrity death before once again convening in the middle of the night to sell America out to highest bidder.

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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