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Glenn: Pat's having an aneurysm.
Pat: I can't take it.
Stu: This happens all off the air often.
Pat: I can't take it.
Stu: A few weeks ago it was 600,000 jobs created or saved. One week, maybe two weeks ago, I just wrote something in one of the things we did, it was 1 million jobs saved or created. Now, it is -- the recovery act created or saved up to 1.6 million jobs. Is this serious? It's -- he's taking us back from the brink of depression.
Glenn: They don't care nobody has -- nobody cares. The media is not ever going to hold his feet to the fire, ever. They won't.
Pat: Well, I'll tell you something. He just took ownership of it, complete ownership.
Glenn: Wait, wait. Let's play it.
Stu: We cannot tell you that. I was telling you that in the break. Our DVR is not working. Glenn has very select hearing.
Glenn: Did we not just spend $1.6 billion on this studio?
Pat: No. That was to save DVR's. We didn't create them. We saved one of them.
(All three talking at once.)
Glenn: So, this is what he said. He said, we could -- this is unbelievable. Hang on just a second. He's now saying that we -- I can't believe this. He's now saying that we just had this job submit last week and so we're going to next step. You just had the job submit last week and now you're moving forward on that plan, but it took you 90 some days after your general took all of the time to come up with a plan, you just had a job submit last week and now you're going to go spend our TARP money and has just came to you? (Mumbling.)
Pat: I'm trying to hear our President.
Glenn: Now he's talking about small businesses. This is -- I can't do it.
Stu: He did say just moments ago that we have absolutely insured that we will -- that we will not have financial collapse. So, he has taken ownership of this thing.
Glenn: And a depression.
Stu: If and when it happens, it's his. It's his.
Glenn: It won't matter at that point. Here is the --
Pat: But, remember --
Stu: Hey, Pat Gray said this was his house.
Glenn: He also -- he also said that we have stopped the unemployment, the loss of jobs and stopped it and brought it down to a trickle. Now, we could stop there but that's not enough. We now need to create new jobs. Small business, he says, creates 65 percent of all new jobs in America. Not in bad times. In bad times they create as much as 80 percent of all jobs and he's just getting around to it. Let me ask you this: I asked on this round table that I had -- because I had my own job submit. I asked on this round table on my job submit and I asked these business leaders, because I'm a small businessman here in New York. I know how business works. I asked these business people, if the President said I am not going to raise the taxes on small businesses and I'm going to cut taxes here and here for small businesses, would any of you believe it? All of them said no. There's no way.
Pat: How could you?
Glenn: You can't believe them. The uncertainty, it's what killed us in the great depression. It is why the rest of the world reads in their history books it was the depression but in American history books it was the great depression because it lasted longer here. Why? Because the government kept meddling and business couldn't -- they couldn't function, because they never what the rules would be tomorrow. I can't hire new people because I don't trust that these people aren't going to kill me next year. And part of that is literal. I'm not convinced that they're not going to put me or anybody else out of business, through health care, through cap and trade, through whatever it is they decide to do, payroll taxes, Medicare, Medicaid. What are they going to do? I don't know. How about retroactive taxes? No, they would never do that because they already did. How about just forced IOU's? No. They would never do that. They're doing that in California. I mean, what else do they do? What else could they do? The list is longer on what they haven't done or what they're not considering. How do you expand? How do you hire? How do you do it? Do you know that the labor secretary came out, what was it, yesterday, the labor secretary came out and said, they're wanting to now require all businesses to tell us if you're talking to anyone about unionizing or having any kind of meetings against unions or about unions. So, now I would be forced to report if I was having any talks with any attorneys or with my employees or anything regarding unions at all and I would need to report to the Federal Government. Oh, that's going to help business. Seriously, that's what I need. I need another layer and I need to be able to protect -- protect and defend. I need to protect and defend from the robbers around me. That is the principal place of government. They need to protect my life, liberty, and property so I can go do business. I need -- I need people to protect and defend me from the protectors and defenders. I'm sorry. I just, I don't know what else it is going to take. I really don't know what else it's going to take. What else is it going to take for the average person to wake up? By the time they wake up, it could be too late. They must -- we've got to come up with a way to wake our friends and neighbors up. How do we do it? How do we do it? I know we can -- I know we can organize. I know we can learn from the past. I know we can survive anything. I know we can survive a catastrophic failure of this system. I know it. I would rather not go through it. How do we reach out to our neighbors and gently say, look, I don't care if you agree with me or disagree with me on politics, but we've got a couple of things going on. First of all, we have corruption in Washington, vast corruption, both sides of the aisle, staggering. We have bad people designing our plans. Did you watch the show last night? Why isn't every media source on this? You've got a convicted felon developing and writing a book in prison that David Axlerod says is the blueprint for the progressive movement. It is the blueprint on how to get health care and they've done -- it's a 10-point plan. I explained them all last night and I'm going to explain it again night. They've done all 10 steps. We've got felons. We've got Jeff Jones from the Weather Underground helping design and spend the stimulus package. He's the cofounder of it. Where is the media? How do we make our neighbors up?