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.

'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long': BlazeTV hosts react to historic Roe v. Wade decision

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The Supreme Court of the United States officially overturned Roe V. Wade, and the debate over abortion rights has been given back to the states. On this historic day, BlazeTV hosts celebrate the Supreme Court's incredible decision and take a look at some of the insane reactions as the left comes completely undone.

Jason Whitlock: Today will forever stand as a pivotal moment in our nation’s history

The Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade. The decision and the reaction to it have already revealed a lot about our people and politics. Pro-life groups celebrate, pro-choice groups call for “a night of rage,” and Nancy Pelosi just seems completely confused by the United States Constitution.

Glenn Beck reacts LIVE to Roe v. Wade ruling: 'Lord, we are SORRY it has taken us this long'

I never thought that in my lifetime, I would see Roe v. Wade be overturned. But today, that day has come. The Supreme Court has voted 6 to 3 to return decisions about abortion to the states. But this fight isn't over. We are about to see good versus evil side by side. Many states will stand with the unborn. But others will become abortion mills. It's your turn to choose now, America!

Allie Beth Stuckey: 'Praise God, Roe v. Wade is overturned!'

I don't know about you, but I just had the most euphoric feelings. It almost seems too good to be true. I didn't think there was any way that this would actually happen, especially with all the backlash, intimidation, and violence toward the Supreme Court justices. And yet, here we are. Roe v. Wade has been overturned. This is an amazing day!

Dave Rubin: Big disagreement on what happens next now that Roe v. Wade is overturned

Dave Rubin, Libby Emmons, Jeffrey A. Tucker, and David Reaboi debate what will happen in the wake of the Supreme Court’s breaking decision on Roe v. Wade. Now that abortion rights have been pushed back to the states, will there be a summer of massive riots or not? Will the Roe v. Wade ruling make America’s political polarization significantly worse?

Stu Burguiere: Here are the reasons SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade

I never thought this would happen. I never thought I would see this day. I just never ever ever ever never ever believed that Roe v. Wade would actually be overturned. I really didn't. But let's take a look at the reasons this day has finally come ...

The Rick & Bubba Show: 'This is history! Unfortunately we're 60 million lives too late'

We were live on the air when news broke of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned its controversial 1973 Roe v. Wadeopinion, concluding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion.

"The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives," the syllabus of the decision reads.

As expected, the leftist outrage erupted instantaneously, fueled largely by the misinformed idea that overturning Roe v. Wade means abortion will be banned nationwide. But, as stated in the above-mentioned Supreme Court syllabus, the authority has actually been returned to individual states and their duly elected lawmakers.

One such misinformed leftist, Parkland shooting survivor Cameron Kasky, was infuriated that those awful Supreme Court justices "just voted to kill women." So he took to Twitter to urge people to go to the homes of said Supreme Court justices to "let them know how you feel."

"Go to the home of every Supreme Court justice who just voted to kill women. Let them know how you feel," Kasky tweeted.

The backlash was immediate:

Kasky decided to delete his original tweet because he is apparently "sick of republicans talking to [him]." But, unfortunately for Kasky, the internet is indeed forever:

Speaking from the White House, President Joe Biden dutifully helped spread the misinformation about the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and took the opportunity to prompt voters to elect more Democrats in November so that Congress can write abortion protections into law. Did the president just let slip the real reason Congress hasn't made any effort to start writing such laws in the nearly two months since Justice Samuel Alito's draft opinion was "leaked" in early May?

Watch Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguere discuss how Biden's speech reveals that Democrats are absolutely terrified of the upcoming midterm elections. Can't watch? Download the podcast here.

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CNN reporter tries to 'ambush' GOP candidate Kari Lake, IMMEDIATELY regrets it

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CNN senior national reporter Kyung Lah thought she'd caught Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake off guard when she asked for an impromptu interview outside an event, but ended up sorely regretting her decision.

Lake, a former Fox news anchor, shook hands with Lah as she approached and immediately pointed out that the CNN reporter wasn't wearing a mask any more, a barbed reference to a contentious interview in October 2021, in which Lah smeared the GOP candidate as a “rising star of the right-wing and proud spreader of lies." Lah asked if Lake had “a minute to chat.”

“I’ll do an interview," Lake answered, "as long as it airs on CNN+. Does that still exist? I didn’t think so, because the people don’t like what you guys are peddling, which is propaganda. Thank you.”

Lake then walked into the event, leaving Lah utterly speechless.

It looks like Lake gained quite a few fans on Twitter:

Kari Lake has been a longtime friend to "The Glenn Beck Program." She joined Glenn last August to tell Glenn why she left the corrupt world of media, what prompted her to enter "the even more corrupt world of politics," and how she plans to make a big difference in her battleground state of Arizona.

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Hunter's Biden's latest BIZARRE scandal reveals how red-flag laws REALLY work

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Even if red-flag laws weren't unconstitutional (which they are), they've never been about your safety. They're about your submission, argued Glenn Beck on the radio program. Think of it this way: If red flag laws became the law of the land, do you think President Joe Biden’s son Hunter would lose his guns or face charges for violating the gun laws we already have?

You may have heard that he once "lost" a gun in a dumpster by a school. But there's a whole lot more to the bizarre tale. Newly revealed texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop detail the strange drama that unfolded when Hallie Biden, Hunter's sister-in-law-turned-lover, threw his handgun into a dumpster near a Delaware school in October 2018. The gun was found and turned in to police, but like so many of the Biden family scandals, the chaos created a sandstorm that conveniently helped cover Hunter's tracks. Only tidbits of information have emerged, the most significant of which is that the gun in question was purchased by Hunter illegally and, of course, no charges were filed as a result.

Glenn broke down the details of the most recently revealed Hunter Biden scandal, noting in particular that no charges or arrests were ever made as a result.

"If you voted for Joe Biden and you believe in all of these red-flag laws, then why isn't Hunter Biden in jail today?" Glenn asked.

"You and I both know that the ramifications of Hunter Biden's activities and his tragic saga go well beyond Hunter Biden, because they are teaching people a lesson. We are moving towards a society that has a ruling class that lives above their own edicts. They tell us they know better. They tell us that our neighbors and even some of us are dangerous, while ignoring the dangers in their own lives or in their own families ... We saw it during COVID-19 and we will see it again with gun regulations, 'The rules are for thee and not for me.' This is why Americans cannot give an inch, not one inch of our liberty away on the grounds of the government's good faith. They have no good faith left. They have violated every single principle of liberty and they've done it in a name of they know better," he said.

"Don't be fooled," Glenn added. "Just as we saw during COVID-19, just as we saw with the Patriot Act that is now being horribly abused by the people in power that swore they'd never abuse it, red-flags are not about your safety. Period. They are about your submission."

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