Glenn Beck: Cash for Clunkers and FDR



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GLENN: Yes, sometimes our government even amazes me. The latest example is the cash for clunkers program. Oh, it's a huge success, don't you think? I mean, that's the way the media is touting it. Why? Well, it's a huge success because so many people wanted to take advantage of it. That money was supposed to last until October is gone in less than a week. Wow. Hardly wait to see what healthcare costs us, huh? That's the definition of success? Here's the thing, Washington, and I'm going to speak slowly so you can understand. If you give $4500 for free, people will line up to take it. It's not rocket science. Imagine being such an incompetent organization that you're excited that you can give money away this quickly. What an accomplishment. But actually this success is just another example of how pathetic our government is. This program had a budget that was supposed to last for the rest of July, all of August, all of September and at least some of October. A budget for three or four months that lasts one week. Sorry, not even an entire week. That is success. That was the kind of change we were looking for in Washington.

VOICE: We're changing for change. Change.

GLENN: Oh, yeah. There's a change I was looking for. I don't know about you. Now, they are sure to expand the amount of cash that they are pouring into the program. I mean, it was very successful and everything. Oh, I got an update for you. They have. Stu, do you have any idea?

STU: Yes. It looks like they are going to add another $2 billion to the program.

GLENN: Another $2 billion.

STU: Wow.

GLENN: Another $2 billion to the program.

PAT: It's crazy. That's crazy.

GLENN: You think about the path of the money here, okay? Just follow the money. Have you ever heard that, follow the money? Follow the path of the money here. They take $4500 of your tax dollars. Then they give it to some other citizen who takes their car that is running fine and then they give that $4500 back to the car company that is probably already owned by the government anyway and then the politicians get to stand up and say, hey, guess what, we saved the auto industry, sales are up 9 billion percent. They are taking money from the taxpayer, giving it to the government, then moving it to other people to give to the government again. It's the circle of government. It's weird how these things always end at the government, isn't it? They always it's just so weird. Imagine that there was a struggling McDonald's franchise. You go out and buy it. Then you announce a new McDonald's program at your franchise, all Big Macs are just a quarter. Then you go out and borrow the money to cover the difference between the quarter and the regular price and you put that in the cash register after every sale. Then you gather the employees and tell them your program was so successful, sales are up 200%. Oh, yeah, and by the way, we're out of business. That's what they're doing! Except this path runs deeper in the incompetence trail. Has anybody listened to the radio commercials? Has anybody listened to the newspapers? Has anybody seen any ads on television, heard ads on radios or seen the ads in newspapers about the cash for clunkers rebates? You open up your newspapers today and it's riddled with those. Because they are so behind the times, they can't cancel things. Most likely you haven't heard them on the radio today but you heard those ads yesterday.

STU: I heard one on my way in today.

GLENN: Did you really?

STU: Yeah. And now luckily thank God the government is there to throw billions of dollars more. Because I mean, they are still running those ads.

GLENN: Look, here's the deal. This was the business plan for the next four months for these car dealerships. Now these dealerships, if they didn't have the money, would come up with something new, cancel or change the advertising that they've purchased. This, of course, screws with the businesses who can't get anything predictable out of this government yet again. It screws with the radio stations that have the schedules already purchased, screws with the newspapers, screws with the television stations.

STU: Guy's always complaining. He's always just coming up with something.

GLENN: We've already covered how the auto parts recyclers are getting hit. Why? Because the government is requiring these cars to get crushed or shredded. What do auto parts dealers do? The used auto parts stores, junkyards, what do they do? They take these junkers, they take out the drivetrains, they take out the engines, they take off the pieces and they sell them because people's cars are being but you want to talk about a disposable society? Here it is. Let me ask you, are you someone or do you know someone in this economy that could use a working car? Do you know somebody who's fallen on hard times that can get their car repaired? Do you know somebody who's driving something unsafe because they can't afford something else? Do you know someone looking for a used car? Who will now find that prices are artificially higher because the government is inexplicably shredding a quarter of a million used cars that could be used on the market? Are you somebody who's going into college that wants to buy a used car? Good luck. We have seen this destruction before. FDR did it. In May 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as part of the New Deal, he started the Agriculture Adjustment Administration. Business for farmers, not real good. Kind of like the car business. He wanted to artificially alter the farmers market. Sound familiar? Cotton prices he deemed too low. What to do, what to do. He created a nonexistent shortage. He destroyed 10 million acres of cotton. ADD moment. Did anybody see the TV show last night? Did you see the TV show?

STU: Yeah, yeah.

GLENN: I premiered on television last night the painting.

PAT: Oh, yeah, looked good. How are you going to sell that yet, by the way?

GLENN: I have no idea.

PAT: Sotheby's? Have they been calling?

GLENN: Well, the Guggenheims, they are there looking to see if they can get the first original and I said I'm not really sure. But anyway, do you wonder why I put FDR and the word "Deceit" next to it in that painting? This is why. Pork prices were deemed too low. Cotton and then pork. So when it came to pork, he slaughtered six million baby pigs in the great baby pig Holocaust of 1933.

PAT: Nobody talks about that anymore.

GLENN: No bacon for anybody who might have been starving in the Great Depression. No, no, no. If I heard about the lard sandwiches with my family, I heard them over and over and over again with my grandparents. They didn't have any butter. They had to use lard. But even lard was rationed. Think of all the lard that could have been made with all of the baby pigs. But no, no, no. Feeding people wasn't part of a central planning. Neither were clothes made of cotton that certainly many were suffering in the depression could have used.

Tell me if this sounds familiar. All of this followed the Emergency Farm Mortgage Act that allotted $200 million for refinancing mortgages to help farmers facing foreclosure. First he bailed their homes out, then that wasn't enough. Then he decided to destroy products that they were growing, you know, pigs or cotton to artificially inflate the prices. You see, killing the baby pigs was a response to an emergency. The emergency was the Farm Mortgage Act didn't work. And that was a response to an emergency. And when everybody started to complain about the millions of pigs being slaughtered and the meat being wasted, they responded by creating another government program called the Federal Surplus Relief Corporation. The FSRC diverted agriculture commodities to relief organizations. So now because they slaughtered the baby pigs, they had to create another one that would take food away from other farms, buy it with taxpayer dollars, and then send it to relief organizations. Do you see what happened here? A supposed emergency creates a giant mortgage government giveaway. Then central planning causes the destruction of perfectly useful and needed products. And then that mess is all solved by the creation of another government program that makes people dependent on the government. Three years later the pig murdering and crop destruction of the Agriculture Adjustment Administration was ruled unconstitutional, but the damage had already been done by 1936. All of these policies appeared to work initially but turned out to be complete and utter disasters. Does any of this sound familiar? Any of it?

PAT: No, because if we weren't destroying all those bad cars, all those people would be dying anyway from the CO2 they emit, Glenn. These in the long run this is part of creating, you are saving lives.

GLENN: Why are you complaining now when I didn't hear you complain under the George Bush administration?

PAT: Yeah, remember his car destruction program?

STU: Or the FDR administration. I didn't hear any complaints about that.

GLENN: Let me ask you this, Dick Cheney and Halliburton.

PAT: Yeah... who? Who did you say?

GLENN: Dick Cheney and Halliburton.

(Spooky music).

GLENN: Okay, stop, stop. We can't use the Halliburton anymore because I can't take the Halliburton. That is the politics of the past.

PAT: You are right. You are right.

GLENN: Now we need GE. I mean, GE is the Halliburton of this administration and so we have the new do we have the new GE?

PAT: We do.

GLENN: Where is it?

PAT: It's right here. You are not hearing it yet?

GLENN: No, I'm not. Oh, this is GE.

VOICE: GE, we bring evil to life.

GLENN: Fantastic. We bring evil to life. And I stand by that one.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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