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.

Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to discuss the Left's current efforts to rid the U.S. military of "extremism," Democrats' push to separate President Joe Biden from the nuclear codes, and how conservatives can use government to battle the far-left, their policies, and their efforts to control Americans.

Crenshaw called the military's efforts to rid their ranks of extremism, "so obviously and clearly politically motivated," as the entire premise is based on reports that some active service members and veterans participated in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

"Mathematically, that's not a good indication of where active duty military stand or where veterans stand more broadly," Crenshaw said of the generalization that military personnel are extremists. "And I thought we were against that kind of profiling. Right? I thought that was against the liberal values that supposedly the Left stands for."

"But, Glenn, you know very well the Left is not liberal," he added. "The Left is very anti-liberal. And I think as conservatives, we have to say that more often. They have become genuinely authoritarian. Progressivism is not in sync with liberalism. All right? There's a big difference between an Alan Dershowitz liberal and a Democrat Party progressive. They're totally different."

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Glenn Beck: THIS is why Biden nominated Merrick Garland as attorney general

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Many will remember President Biden's attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as the man Republicans refused to hold a Supreme Court confirmation hearing for back in 2016. So, was Garland's AG nomination just meant to be a slap in the face to Republicans? Glenn Beck thinks there's a lot more to it.

Given how focused Democrats are on rooting out vaguely defined "right-wing extremism," Garland's work in supervising the prosecution of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing suspects gives us a hint, Glenn suggested on radio this week. He said he's "all for" stopping dangerous extremists, but couldn't help noticing how Garland isn't talking about any of the destruction that happened over the summer.

"I am all for justice. I am all for making sure we catch the bad guys, as long as the bad guys are not defined to be on only one side," Glenn said. "Merrick Garland said [Monday] that there was no comparison between what happened on January 6th and what happened over the summer. That is because the Washington elites see themselves as better than somebody who owns a taco stand. I don't. The Constitution doesn't. They are the same crime."

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"All rich countries should move to 100% synthetic beef. You can get used to the taste difference," said holy anointed billionaire Bill Gates. Green activism has been around for decades. But what used to be wacky has now worked its way into the world's power structure. You must believe the science. You cannot question the science.

The Texas power failure provided America with a disturbing and deadly preview of the Great Reset. But Bill Gates, AOC, and other Democrats say this only proves we need to enforce MORE green policies.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck reveals how deep the Great Reset tentacles reach into government and business to strangle freedom and their efforts to control every aspect of your private life.

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Why are we letting criminals out of prison while putting pastors in? Pastor James Coates of Canada's GraceLife Church was recently fined, arrested, and put in maximum security prison for violating lockdown rules.

Rebel News founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on "Glenn TV" to discuss the story. Ezra said he's noticed a trend of government officials "picking on" Christians as "lockdownism" becomes almost a new kind of religion, and warned this might be just the start of more persecution to come.

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