Did President Obama Save the Economy?




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I want to be wrong. And I'm going to take the president at his word; that his plans have stopped the decline.

I personally think he is mistaken and that sometime starting after the New Year you'll start seeing how bogus this is, but here are the headlines:

• "Positive U.S. Economic Data"

• "U.S. Recovery Buoys the Bulls"

• "U.S. Stocks Rise"

• "The GDP Is Up"

Fantastic!

Obama had this to say: "We can see clearly now that the steps my administration is taking are making a difference... blunting the worst of this recession and helping to bring about its conclusion."

Now, here are some pesky "oh gee, there goes Glenn again" facts:

Yes, the GDP was up, but unemployment continues to heads towards double digits and currently stands at 9.8 percent.

And while they — rightly so — pat themselves on the back and celebrate the GDP increase of 3.5 percent, I would just like to point out that number was inflated by stimulus money.

They patted themselves on the back again on "cash for clunkers" — again, let me point out, stimulus money.

They are also touting the fact they have "created or saved" 650,000-some jobs with stimulus funding. I would love to give you credit for that, but I don't know how to measure a "saved" job? Even David Gregory, is skeptical on that one:

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DAVID GREGORY, NBC NEWS HOST: OK. What is a saved job? How do you measure that?

TREASURY SECRETARY TIM GEITHNER: A saved... well...

GREGORY: It's not something an economist recognizes as an actual fact.

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So, while it's fantastic you "saved" 650,000 jobs, how do you explain the 2.7 million jobs lost since the stimulus?

How about this: Do you know anyone — anyone — who's out there saying: "Times are great. My small business is expanding"? Do you know anyone saying: "I just can't keep up with all the job offers"?

I don't either.

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For all the "fixing" government does, there's not much to show for it. And they seem to be doing more "buying" than fixing. Federal government owns or controls 30 percent of private wealth in America.

Government has a 60 percent stake in GM. The Obama administration pumped $58 billion into saving the struggling company. Great for Detroit, right? Well, Joe Biden did re-open a GM plant... in Wilmington, Delaware, to make green cars that no one wants. Politicians have stepped in to give "reprieves" to failing dealerships around the country.

But meanwhile Ford has a different strategy. They decided to focus on something crazy called "cutting costs" and posted $1 billion in profit.

Government wants to "fix" or "heal" the planet. But the Earth god himself, Al Gore, whose net worth (including two houses) in 2000 was under $2 million, now he's worth hundreds of millions and stands to make even more as energy prices "necessarily skyrocket" (to quote President Obama) and government forces us to go green. And if he loves the Earth so much, why does he eat meat? Finally, someone asked him that question:

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DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS HOST: Here's Glenn Beck giving a challenge to you about cows and methane:

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GLENN BECK: I'm siding with PETA on this one. Once again asking Al Gore if you really want to save the planet, Al, why don't you put down the cheeseburger and pick up the veggie burger? Time for, maybe, soy milk and tofurkey.

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And if they really care about the planet so much, why are they pushing a cap-and-trade system that won't curb emissions and will just make Americans pay for them? This is the system that Enron lobbied for — that should raise a flag or two... or 50. Is it really about the planet or a special interest: MSNBC's parent company, GE and Jeffrey Immelt, who stand to make a fortune on the smart grid and other green initiatives.

GE also stands to make a ton of profit on health care with their "health imagination" program. So is it really about "fixing" health care? We can find that answer by looking into the people Obama turns to most on health care:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: Before debating health care, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.

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He consults Andy Stern and SEIU. That wasn't just campaign lip service either. Andy is the leading visitor to the White House — more than Oprah Winfrey; 22 visits in all. Andy Stern, a guy who's helping redesign our system. He must be a free-market capitalist, huh? A straight-talking straight-shooter. All around good guy, the kind you'd want designing the free market system, right?

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ANDY STERN, PRESIDENT OF SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION: What we're working towards is building a global organization, because — workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore, it's a way we're going to have to do our work.

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Workers of the world unite. Where have I heard that before? Oh, that's right: The Soviet revolution.

I'm sure it was just a slip of the tongue. Even though he tweeted that Van Jones "deserved a more spirited defense," he couldn't be another one of those big government, re-distribution of wealth guys, right?

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STERN: There are opportunities in America to share better in the wealth to rebalance the power and unions and government are part of the solution.

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Oh boy, another big government Marxist around the White House from the unions. But they aren't thugs. No mobster knee breaking tactics going on there, right?

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STERN: We're trying to use the power of persuasion and if that doesn't work, we're gonna use the persuasion of power because there are governments and there are opportunities to change laws that affect these companies.

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STERN: We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live.

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Wait, these videos must have been from a sketch comedy show. There's got to be some explanation. Surely, the man whom Obama said this about:

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OBAMA: Before debating health care, I talked to Andy Stern and SEIU members.

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Couldn't have just said... what was it again?

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STERN: We're trying to use the power of persuasion.

Share better the wealth. Rebalance the power.

Workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore it's a way we're going to have to do our work.

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Well, the phone is here, Anita. We still haven't given up hope that you'll call. The president can't agree with any of this. He loves America. He loves capitalism. He would never want to spread the wealth around:

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OBAMA: Everybody is so pinched that business is bad for everybody and I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.

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Oh boy, maybe the tapes were doctored? I'm just trying to help.

This administration's agenda has nothing to do with "fixing" anything. The results indicate that and everything the president says — and those around him, like George Soros, the radical left guru, say — seem to back that up:

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GEORGE SOROS, BILLIONAIRE: The system we now have has actually broken down only we haven't quite recognized it. And so you need to create a new one and this is the time to do it.

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America, can I ask you a question? How do your friends explain this? They just call me fat or bigoted or ugly or whatever. But no one can explain and the White House doesn't call.

We should have a contest to see how long it takes the White House to actually speak my name; they'll say "5 p.m." or "Fox" or "some right-wing commentators." But if I were that wrong, wouldn't you want to say my name? Like I do: Barack Obama, Andy Stern, Anita Dunn, Ron Bloom, John Holdren, Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, Cass Sunstein.... Are they playing a really unique game of Taboo where they can't say my name?

If I'm wrong, why wouldn't they call me?

Here's two other names they won't say: Cloward and Piven. Go look them up right now. This is what they are doing: It's a collapse the system and replace it with a system of guaranteed annual income for all the workers.

Workers of the world unite!

They need to do it this way, because they know you'll never willingly give up their freedoms. You are going to be "nudged" into it. If they can't nudge you, they'll push you into it. What was it Andy Stern said?

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STERN: We're trying to use the power of persuasion and if that doesn't work, we're gonna use the persuasion of power because there are governments and there are opportunities to change laws that affect these companies.

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STERN: We took names. We watched how they voted. We know where they live.

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They just need a final emergency.

But don't mark my words; mark the words of George Soros:

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SOROS: The system we now have has actually broken down only we haven't quite recognized it. And so you need to create a new one and this is the time to do it.

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It's about the things you and I believe in. Progressives think they know better than you and they want to control every aspect of your life. The "smart grid" isn't about saving energy or helping the planet. It's a way to make one person (the rich guy) pay more and another (the poor guy) pay less. They like to call it "social justice" or fairness; I like to call it Marxism: Spreading the wealth, equaling things out, keeping our most vulnerable on the dole.

But whatever you call it, there is one thing it's definitely not: America. I told you Monday, buckle your seatbelt, find the exit closet closest to you and prepare for a crash landing. Be prepared, it's coming. Most likely after Christmas, you'll start seeing the effects of what they are doing to the economy.

We will survive and we will thrive, because Americans are not the people that do this:

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WJR RADIO DETROIT HOST: Why are you here?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: To get some money.

HOST: What kind of money?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Obama money.

HOST: Where's it coming from?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Obama.

HOST: And where did Obama get it?

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: I don't know, his stash? I don't know. I don't know where he got it from but he's giving it to us to help us. We love him. That's why we voted for him. Obama! Obama!

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Those are people who have been abused by the system. They've been taught they need government. They've been taught to be slaves and their master is Washington. Well, the truth shall set you free. It's coming. I saw a little bit of it on my way into New York.

I could see the USS New York. It's an amazing ship, but even more amazing when you know the story behind it. It wasn't forged with just any old steel. In the bow of this mighty ship lies 7.5 tons of steel that came from the wreckage of the World Trade Center.

I talked with some of the people who actually worked on that ship; it was a big deal to them. They were weeping as they built it. They took great pride in building that ship. That's what we need. We need to take our tragedies and turn them into triumphs. Instead, we wallow in it. But that's where America needs to go.

Of course, everyone will say "Oh, Glenn Beck is saying build a giant war machine!" You're damn right! You can keep your reflection ponds and flower vases. The terrorists kicked our ass that day. What do you say we take that steel, build a giant ship and finish the job?

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If there is any doubt about the radical agenda in our school systems, this California teacher just put that to bed. She asked to remain anonymous and courageously agreed to join Glenn on radio Wednesday and provided a document all about the mandatory training the teachers in her school district all had to complete.

They are not required to implement the training in actual curriculum but they are encouraged to talk to their kids about it. She asked colleagues what they thought about the training and many said that it was not sitting right with them but maybe it was because they had racist tendencies themselves.

Read the full document here:

Howtotalkabout race.pdf

Here's how the conversation went:


Teacher Speaks Out | Five OUTRAGEOUS "Critical Race Theory" Lessons Unions Want to Teach your Kids youtu.be

Once again, the media has failed to carry out even the most cursory investigation when it comes to allegations against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). But investigative journalist David Steinberg has been piecing together "32 new, verifiable, archived pieces of evidence" that indicate Omar conducted the "most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history."

Steinberg joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail how the pieces fit together in his latest report available on TheBlaze.com.

"It's over," Steinberg told Glenn. "There's really nothing left. It's all ... the publicly available documentation that anyone would need to be convinced that, for eight years, [Omar] married her brother to commit immigration fraud. And this marriage fraud also was in the service of education fraud/student loan fraud. And along the line, we have evidence, that she filed at least two years of fraudulent tax returns, possibly eight [years]. We have evidence that she perjured herself eight times during her 2017 divorce from this man. And along the way, of course, we know she was living in public housing. We also know she was likely receiving subsidized child care.

"Essentially, almost everything she put her name on for eight years was perjury or fraud. And it all adds up to likely the most extensive spree of state and federal felonies by an elected congressperson in U.S. history. I really have no other way to put it. That's how big this is."

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The extreme-left idea that gender is "fluid" is a complete denial of science, according to sex researcher and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh.

Dr. Soh joined Glenn Beck on his latest podcast to talk about her new book, "THE END OF GENDER: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society" and to offer a hard dose of objective truth about gender and sexual orientation based on scientific facts.

She also explained why she had to leave academia to be able to speak freely about sex and identity, and how — despite being a liberal — the far-left is actively trying to cancel her for saying there are biological differences between men and women.

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In February 2020, Glenn Beck and his research team uncovered an alleged multi-billion dollar money laundering scheme which lead to a missing $1.8 billion in U.S. aid sent to Ukraine during the Obama administration, all of which pointed to Igor Kolomoisky, the corrupt Ukrainian billionaire at the center of it all.

If you missed Glenn's February special, "Ukraine: The Final Piece," you can find it here.

This week, the FBI raided the offices of U.S. companies owned by Kolomoisky in Cleveland and Miami. Additionally, the Department of Justice accused the Ukrainian oligarch of stealing billions of dollars from PrivatBank and then laundering the money through a network of companies all over the world. Kolomoisky and partner, Hennadiy Boholyubov, owned PrivatBank until December 2016, when Ukraine nationalized the bank because billions of dollars had gone missing.

Kolomoisky has ties to the Ukrainian gas firm Burisma, former Burisma board member Hunter Biden, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, whose phone call with President Donald Trump was central to the Democrats' now-failed impeachment attempt.

On the radio program Friday, Glenn spoke with chief researcher Jason Buttrill about these latest developments.

"Yeah, $1.8 billion of [taxpayer] money that just vanished has now been found, or at least part of it, in Miami and Cleveland," Glenn said.

"I can't believe it's taken this long," Jason responded. "You said in February that [Kolomoisky] was the key to finding out where the money went. And we're talking about $1.8 billion dollars — $1.8 billion! That could finance a small war."

"That money went to PrivatBank — that's Kolomoisky's bank," he continued. "It was later nationalized after they found out all this money was mysteriously going missing. But it went through a bank in Cypress then, poof, it was laundered all over the world. [...] We also showed, in one of the previous shows, that there were wire transfers going from Burisma, which Kolomoisky is the managing principal of, to Hunter Biden."

Glenn and Jason also talked about recent reports from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) alleging ties between American revolutionaries, such as Antifa, and Marxist terrorists in Syria, which BlazeTV exposed back in June. Find out more here.

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