PAT: Well, we have Liz Schuller who is, looks like she's the executive secretary of the AFL CIO talking about, talking about how we need to outreach to younger kids, the unions need to get involved telling young kids, as young as middle school, junior high and high school about the wonders of the unions.
VOICE: Have no healthcare. So I think, you know, it sort of makes the case for itself, but young people just aren't aware that the labor movement is alive and well and can be an advocate for them. So I'm putting a lot of stock in the fact that if we reach out to the next generation and particularly younger students in junior high, as young as junior high and high school to
VOICE: That's going to end up on Glenn Beck, by the way.
GLENN: Yes, it is.
PAT: Well, yeah.
GLENN: And it should. Excuse me. I don't want labor unions are giant corporations reaching out to my children! Leave my children alone! And teaching my children that labor unions can be advocates for them!
PAT: Since when did special interests decide that it was their job to get into our schools and our children's heads and start indoctrinating them in the way they need to look at the world politically?
GLENN: I don't want, I don't want giant corporations doing it. I don't want political parties doing it.
PAT: If it were a giant corporation, it would wind up on Keith Olbermann and they wouldn't be... (laughing).
GLENN: You know what? And you know what's really sad? It should end up on Keith Olbermann, Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow, Bill O'Reilly, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer. It should end up on all of them. Leave our children alone! But they know what's best. They know what's best.
Trumka last week, we told you about this speech. Trumka last week came out and said that I am preaching nothing but hate. I want you to know there's a difference between the truth and hate. Many people will confuse the truth with hate because it's been so long since they've heard anyone speak the truth. But it is not hate. It's just true. Labor unions are fighting for their lives. They have overpromised pensions. There is no way that you're going to be able to get your pension.
What was the stat in California with the firefighters? Where they had, they had firefighters working. It was some crazy, like $55,000 a year, something like that? But they could retire and their total retirement package was $3.8 million. You can't that's not possible! It's not possible. People believe that it was just would happen. It's not. It can't. And it needs to stop. Chris Christie in New Jersey, how long does that guy live? Seriously, how long does that guy survive? He's in New Jersey. He's got to break up the union pensions. Otherwise the State of New Jersey goes out.
Now teachers, I know this is hard. Firefighters, you did your job. I get it. I get it. If I don't if I do my job and I don't get paid, I'm angry, too. But we have to take a little bit of the responsibility of, you believed that you would get that? It makes no mathematical sense! People have known what the problem was with General Motors for a long time. Chrysler? How many times did we say, you can't do that! You can't have those wages! You can't have those pensions packages! You can't retire people and have them live like this forever. You can't do it! We've known that for a long time. So don't act surprised by it. I know it's tough. I know it's awful. But you know what's worse? The entire system shutting down.
Tonight on television I start a whole week of specials. We're going to cut the budget in half. People have been saying, oh, we just need to do spending. No small spending thing is going to fix this. I've already explained mutually assured economic destruction and how it was designed and announced in 1962. They did it for the right reasons. They did it for to stop nuclear war. However, they didn't think, what happens if the whole system is corrupt and we all go down together? That's what's happening. We're going to sink each other. We must spit ourselves out of the system that was designed to do what it's doing right now. But it's going to I tell you I'm not going to have a friend left by Friday. There's not going to be I mean, I don't know the people in my audience that are not going to be pissed at me by Friday. Because we're all going to hurt from this. The thing that no president will ever say to you, nor will he, nor will he, if you can't handle the truth. I believe you can. Tell your friends and neighbors, if you think they can handle the truth on how bad it is and what we have to do to get out, it's going to look like a radically different America but not a fundamental transformation. A restoration. We lay it out all this week.