Happy Anniversary Stimulus!




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GLENN: Could we go to President Obama talking now about the stimulus package, how it's the one year anniversary of the stimulus package.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: My outstanding vice president and his extraordinary team that have done just a great job managing this program. Y'all, I want to begin by recalling where we were one year ago.

GLENN: One year ago.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Millions of jobs that have already been lost to the recession before I was sworn into office.

GLENN: 3 million in the year before.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Another 800,000 would be lost in the month of January.

GLENN: And then?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We later learned that our economy had shrunk by an astounding

GLENN: Stop for a second. Stop for a second. No, but there's he forgot that after the stimulus there was four million lost. In the time that he signed this in, in the last year four million have been lost.

STU: That's probably just coming.

GLENN: Is it coming?

STU: He hasn't got to that yet. It's on the way.

PAT: You know how good he is at accepting responsibility.

GLENN: I know.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: First quarter of 2009. And economists from across the political spectrum warn that if dramatic action was not taken to break the back of the recession, the United States could spiral into another depression.

GLENN: Stop. What a colossal misstatement. No, no. They were not saying that when you got into office. They were saying that with TARP, that if you didn't stop it, if you didn't stop the hemorrhaging, a depression was coming. That's what economists said all across the political spectrum. That was the solution for TARP, not for the stimulus package. That, by the way, was George W. Bush who I'm not giving credit. I blame. I was for the stimulus the TARP package. No, I wasn't even for TARP. I was for bailing these people out so you had time to warn people what was coming because a depression is coming. It would give time it would give people time to prepare themselves. As soon as I figured as soon as I figured out what they were doing, and it took me about two, three days, I said don't, don't, don't. Whatever they are talking about this Friday, don't do it! Don't do it.

All right. So that was TARP, not the stimulus package. But I digress. Go ahead.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Depression. That was the backdrop against which I signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in that

GLENN: No, that was TARP.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: In that group, with Blake alongside. It certainly wasn't a politically easy decision to make for me or for the members of congress who supported it.

GLENN: Yes, it was.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Let's face it. No large expenditure is ever that popular, particularly at a time when we're also facing a massive deficit.

GLENN: Yeah, you know Democrats hate giveaways.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: But we acted because failure to do so would have led to catastrophe.

GLENN: No, that was TARP.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: We acted because we had a larger responsibility than simply winning the election. We had a responsibility to do what was right for the U.S. economy and for the American people.

GLENN: Can we stop? Can we stop? His Stu

STU: Incomprehensible.

GLENN: We need this for television tonight.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: Whew, we need this for television. The backdrop that he's just talking about here was depression. No, that was TARP. Evidence that he's lying, knowingly lying to you, I don't have the audio but I'll have it by 5:00 tonight. When he said this, he was talking about worst case scenario, what was it, 9%?

STU: 9% unemployment.

GLENN: 9%. That does not make a depression.

STU: Right. That's not catastrophic. In fact, it's actually better than our current rate after your stupid program.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh! I mean, it's amazing how these people can, they just, they don't care.

STU: Right. You remember and he could say, look, it was worse than he realized after they made that projection.

GLENN: Sure.

STU: But this was the information he passed this program with.

GLENN: So you can't say, I was told that we were going to have a Great Depression. No, no, no. No, that's what we were told on TARP. For the stimulus package you told us that you were told we would have 9% unemployment and that we could not do. Okay. All right. Good. What else does this guy say?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: For the American people. One year later it is largely thanks to the Recovery Act that a second depression is no longer a possibility. It's one of the main reasons the economy has gone

STU: You have to stop on that.

GLENN: Stop.

STU: That is insanity. The man had his own projections he was acting on at the time that said 9% was the bad side of this quote/unquote depression. Now, we're well above that now after the program. I mean, the information he gave out himself, his own economic advisors said that the worst case scenario was 9%. It wasn't about a depression. You are 100% right. It's a great call, Glenn. That was TARP. He is using the TARP language to describe the stimulus. The stimulus was completely different. It was the difference between 9% unemployment and 8% unemployment. That was defined by his own terms.

GLENN: But didn't he say at the same time that we may never recover because I remember saying how can 9% be never recover?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We may never recover.

PAT: I think they did say that.

GLENN: So we may never recover. So we had it

PAT: We may never recover.

GLENN: May never recover. So he's got it both ways here. But if we're at 10%, remember, emblazon this moment in your head. He's just said we will not have a depression. When he is wrong on that, just remember it because he's going to tell you, I have the answer to fix it. No one in Washington has the answer on how to fix it. They all know, they all know. And Washington, I'm putting you on notice. I'm cataloging everything that you're saying right now. Republicans and Democrats. Because you know what's coming. You know it. And let me tell you something. You are going to be held responsible and you will be exposed. Because you know it. Republicans and Democrats. You have to be a complete and total moron. Not to say that there aren't mostly morons apparently in Washington. Here's what Allen Simpson said in today's New York Times. Alan Simpson, former senator from Wyoming. There isn't a single sitting member of congress, not one, that doesn't know exactly where we're headed, said Mr. Simpson. And he used the politics of fear and division on hate on each other, we are at a point right now where it doesn't make a damn bit of difference whether you're a Democrat or a Republican. You've forgotten you were an American.

Americans are losing faith in our justice system and the idea that legal consequences are applied equally — even to powerful elites in office.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he believes will come next with the Durham investigation, which hopefully will provide answers to the Obama FBI's alleged attempts to sabotage former President Donald Trump and his campaign years ago.

Rep. Nunes and Glenn assert that we know Trump did NOT collude with Russia, and that several members of the FBI possibly committed huge abuses of power. So, when will we see justice?

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The corporate media is doing everything it can to protect Dr. Anthony Fauci after Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) roasted him for allegedly lying to Congress about funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, China.

During an extremely heated exchange at a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Paul challenged Dr. Fauci — who, as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, oversees research programs at the National Institute of Health — on whether the NIH funded dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dr. Fauci denied the claims, but as Sen. Paul knows, there are documents that prove Dr. Fauci's NIH was funding gain-of-function research in the Wuhan biolab before COVID-19 broke out in China.

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn and Producer Stu Burguiere presented the proof, because Dr. Fauci's shifting defenses don't change the truth.

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Critical race theory: A special brand of evil

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Part of what makes it hard for us to challenge the left is that their beliefs are complicated. We don't mean complicated in a positive way. They aren't complicated the way love is complicated. They're complicated because there's no good explanation for them, no basis in reality.

The left cannot pull their heads out of the clouds. They are stuck on romantic ideas, abstract ideas, universal ideas. They talk in theories. They see the world through ideologies. They cannot divorce themselves from their own academic fixations. And — contrary to what they believe and how they act — it's not because leftists are smarter than the rest of us. And studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country. Marx was no different. The Communist Manifesto talks about how the rise of cities "rescued a considerable part of the population from the idiocy of rural life."

Studies have repeatedly shown that leftists are the least happy people in the country.

Instead of admitting that they're pathological hypocrites, they tell us that we're dumb and tell us to educate ourselves. Okay, so we educate ourselves; we return with a coherent argument. Then they say, "Well, you can't actually understand what you just said unless you understand the work of this other obscure Marxist writer. So educate yourselves more."

It's basically the "No True Scotsman" fallacy, the idea that when you point out a flaw in someone's argument, they say, "Well, that's a bad example."

After a while, it becomes obvious that there is no final destination for their bread-crumb trail. Everything they say is based on something that somebody else said, which is based on something somebody else said.

Take critical race theory. We're sure you've noticed by now that it is not evidence-based — at all. It is not, as academics say, a quantitative method. It doesn't use objective facts and data to arrive at conclusions. Probably because most of those conclusions don't have any basis in reality.

Critical race theory is based on feelings. These feelings are based on theories that are also based on feelings.

We wanted to trace the history of critical race theory back to the point where its special brand of evil began. What allowed it to become the toxic, racist monster that it is today?

Later, we'll tell you about some of the snobs who created critical theory, which laid the groundwork for CRT. But if you follow the bread-crumb trail from their ideas, you wind up with Marxism.

For years, the staff has devoted a lot of time to researching Marxism. We have read a lot of Marx and Marxist writing. It's part of our promise to you to be as informed as possible, so that you know where to go for answers; so that you know what to say when your back is up against the wall. What happens when we take the bread-crumb trail back farther, past Marxism? What is it based on?

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism.

It's actually based on the work of one of the most important philosophers in human history, a 19th-century German philosopher named Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

This is the point where Marxism became Marxism and not just extra-angry socialism. And, as you'll see in just a bit, if we look at Hegel's actual ideas, it's obvious that Marx completely misrepresented them in order to confirm his own fantasies.

So, in a way, that's where the bread-crumb trail ends: With Marx's misrepresentation of an incredibly important, incredibly useful philosophy, a philosophy that's actually pretty conservative.

This post is part of a series on critical race theory. Read the full series here.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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