Glenn Beck: Even NYT sees trouble


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GLENN:

Did you see, have you read the article on the front page of the New York Times today? I know, Pat, you ‑‑ I know you love to read the New York Times.


 


PAT: Oh, I can't start my day without it, can't start the day.

GLENN: Can you start your day without the New York Times, Stu? I mean, who can, who could possibly get up and start without the New York Times?

STU: They are totally still printing it.

GLENN: Today. So here it is. Monday, November 23rd, 2009, here is the headline in the New York Times. Now, remember ‑‑ and I'd love ‑‑ Stu, because you've been with me for a long time. Dan, you can verify as well. How long have I been saying these specific things and ridiculed for them? Dateline, Washington, from today's front page, A‑1, New York Times. Dateline Washington: The United States government is financing its more than a trillion dollars a year borrowing with IOUs on terms that seem to be too good to be true. But that happy situation, aided by ultra low interest rates, might not last much longer. Treasury officials now face a Trifecta of headaches.

I mean, this could have been written by me.

A mountain of new debt, a balloon of short‑term borrowings that come due in the months ahead.

Do you remember I said look at the treasuries: Nobody's buying long‑term treasuries. Do you remember that? How do we refinance this debt? Short‑term borrowings that come due in the months ahead and interest rates that are sure to climb back to normal as soon as the Federal Reserve decides that the emergency has passed. Even as treasury officials are racing to lock in today's low rates by exchanging short‑term borrowings for long‑term bonds, the government faces a payment shock similar to those that sent legions of overstretched homeowners into default on their mortgages.

I said this on Thursday, those very words: We're creating the housing crisis on a massive governmental scale! With national debt now topping $12 trillion, the White House estimates that the government's tab for servicing the debt will exceed $700 billion a year in 2019, up from $202 billion this year. Even if the annual budget deficit shrinks drastically, it will still be $700 billion a year. Other forecasters say the figure could be much higher. In concrete terms, an additional $500 billion a year in interest would total more than the combined federal budgets this year, education, energy, Homeland Security, and both wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That is interest only.

The surge in borrowing over the last year or two is widely judged to have been necessary response to the financial crisis and the deep recession, and there is still a raging debate over how aggressively to bring down deficits over the next few years, but there is little doubt that the United States' long term budget crisis is becoming too big to postpone. Americans now have to climb out of two deep holes: Debt‑loaded consumers whose personal wealth shrank, along with the housing and stock prices; and taxpayers whose government debt has doubled in the last two years alone, just as costs tied to benefits for retiring baby boomers are set to explode. The competing demands could deepen political battles over the size and role of government. The tradeoffs between taxes and spending. The choices between helping ‑‑ listen to this: The choices between helping older generations versus younger ones.

Let me read it to you again: The choices between helping older generations versus younger ones. And a bottom ‑‑ continue to Page A‑4. Hang on just a second. And bottom line questions about who should ultimately shoulder the burden. The government is on teaser rates, Robert Bixby, executive director for Concord Coalition, blah, blah‑blah. We're taking out a huge mortgage right now and we won't feel the pain until later. So far the demand for treasury securities from investors and other world governments remains strong enough to hold down the interest rates that the United States has to offer to sell them. Indeed the government paid less interest on its debt this year than 2008, although it added $2 trillion in debt. It goes on and on and on.

Let me give you some perspective. Do you remember, do you remember how much debate we had over the TARP bill, over the stimulus bill, how we screamed that this, we cannot afford this TARP bill. We creamed, we cannot afford the stimulus package. $700,000 ‑‑ $700 billion in stimulus money? For what? What is it going to create? And now we're saying all of that money lost, jobs created, 400 phantom districts! Give you perspective. This is one stimulus bill guaranteed to create zero jobs every single year. It is the interest payment only. That's TARP, or the stimulus bill. Some say could be the healthcare bill. "Only going to cost a trillion dollars." Every single year, for nothing.

Apparel company The North Face recently stated that it would no longer make jackets for oil and gas companies because it doesn't want to be associated with the fossil fuel industry. In response, Colorado-based oil and gas company Liberty Oilfield Services rented full billboard ads to remind The North Face of the truth: "Globally, 60% of all clothing fibers are made out of oil and gas. For North Face, it is likely 90% or more."

Liberty CEO Chris Wright joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss just how much of our economy — beyond outdoor apparel and energy — wouldn't exist in a world without fossil fuels. And he warns that many companies are now deeming this truth to be "controversial."

"I have been for years, trying to get a real, honest dialogue about energy going," Chris told Glenn. "So we took this opportunity to point out that North Face jackets are ... almost completely made out of oil and gas. How can you choose not to associate with the essential material your equipment [is] made out of? So we put a billboard up ... the billboard says, 'That North Face puffer looks good on you. And it was made from fossil fuels.'"

"Most billboard companies did not want to run that billboard. They thought it was controversial," he added. "And Facebook put a hold on our brief video just saying the jacket looks good, this is what it's made out of. In today's world, that is controversial."

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During a lecture at the Yale School of Medicine's Child Study Center, a New York City-based psychiatrist told students and faculty that she fantasizes about "unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way," among several other shockingly race-hating statements.

In April, Dr. Aruna Khilanani — a New York-based forensic psychiatrist and psychoanalyst — delivered the talk called "The Psychopathic Problem of the White Mind" virtually as part of the Yale School of Medicine's "Child Study Center Grand Rounds," a lecture program for "trainees in child psychiatry, psychology, and social work, faculty, clinicians, and scientists."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck shared several quotes from an audio recording of the lecture provided by Bari Weiss, a former opinion writer and editor for the New York Times.

Here are a few of Khilanani's statements from the audio:

  • "This is the cost of talking to white people at all. The cost of your own life, as they suck you dry. There are no good apples out there. White people make my blood boil."
  • "I had fantasies of unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way, burying their body, and wiping my bloody hands as I walked away relatively guiltless with a bounce in my step. Like I did the world a f***ing favor."
  • "White people are out of their minds. And they have been for a long time."
  • "White people feel that we are bullying them when we bring up race. They feel that we should be thanking them for all that they have done for us. They are confused, and so are we. We keep forgetting that directly talking about race is a waste of our breath."
  • "We are asking a demented, violent predator who thinks that they are a saint or a superhero, to accept responsibility. It ain't gonna happen. They have five holes in their brain. It's like banging your head against a brick wall. It's just like sort of not a good idea."

"We must take a stand. We must speak out, because this is evil," Glenn said in response to Khilanani's shocking lecture. "I don't care who you voted for, you know this is evil."

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The prices of our houses and food are already rising fast, but they will skyrocket to record highs if we don't fix the problem soon. So what's causing the inflation?

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck said he doesn't believe it's the fault of our loggers, farmers, or truckers — many of them are really struggling. But the big corporations that control these industries are making record profits, all while the Biden administration is making some very odd decisions that could make the crises even worse.

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The crisis at the border continues to worsen, with the U.S. Border Patrol recently releasing some shocking statistics that illuminate just how bad the situation has become. But Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) is doing everything he can to prevent any additional unlawful crossings into the Lone Star State.

Abbott joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to describe recent action he has taken to ensure that those who do cross into Texas illegally know they came to the "wrong state."

After noting that both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris "have completely abandoned post as it concerns the Texas border," Abbott explained how "Texas is stepping up" to combat the flood of dangerous gangs and cartels, human traffickers and drugs he says are pouring into border communities.

"Beginning in March, I deployed a thousand Texas Department of Public Safety officers to the border. I deployed the National Guard to the border. And they made well over a thousand arrests of some of these criminals we talked about. They've apprehended more than 33,000 illegal immigrants coming across the border." Abbott said. "But because of the way the Biden administration has abandoned the border, we are now elevating our game. What I did yesterday, in response to more than a dozen counties along the border ... I granted their request for a disaster declaration," he added.

Abbott went on to describe how his disaster declaration gives Texas the authority to toughen penalties for lawbreakers, including criminal trespassing, smuggling, and human trafficking.

"We're going to begin arresting everybody coming across the border and charging them with criminal trespass and putting them in jail. They are coming in here, thinking they'll get the Biden free-ride, and go wherever they want to go. Not in the state of Texas. We'll start arresting them right and left, and putting them behind bars, and saying they came in to the wrong state."

Asked by Glenn if he is prepared for the inevitable "media onslaught", Abbott simply answered, "We're prepared to see a reduction in the number of people coming across the border — because Texas is enforcing the law, period."

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